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Identifying a Vintage Wooden Bed Frame with Mesh Springs?

Identifying a Vintage Wooden Bed Frame with Mesh Springs - old bed frame sitting in a drivewayI have a wooden cot or twin bed frame with mesh springs. Does anyone have some insight as to how I determine the age, value, and/or proper description of this bed? It has no imprints or tags to indicate manufacturer.

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May 5, 20200 found this helpful

I'm not sure about this but from the picture it appears (to me) that someone has taken an 'old' twin? foot and headboard and made a wooden frame to fit it.
The wire on top appears to be a type of metal (usually aluminum) and fastened it to the frame. You can see the newer types of metal brackets that were used to fasten the homemade frame to the headboard.

This type of thing was usually done so that bed springs were not necessary and only a mattress was needed.
This is similar types of metal that could be used.

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(Most people used a wire fencing called 'hardware cloth' and spread a cover over the top (under the mattress).

www.archiexpo.com/.../diamond-shaped-wire-mesh-48676.html

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As to value - I would have no idea as it just looks like an older bed with a homemade frame to me so hopefully other members will have more useful information.

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Thank you!

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I tend to agree with cybergrannie that this is a wood worker made piece. My thinking is it was a crib deconstructed and turned into a day bed. Or it could have been two twin headboards, but it has a crib look to it.

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As to valuing it, if it is a one of a kind piece, you can ask what you want an take best offer. It is in very well loved condition so maybe a refurbish would give it more value.

Before you do anything, have a reputable vintage reseller look at it in person to confirm what we suspect. They will be able to look at screws and metal connectors which aren't easy to get a good look at via photo.

Thanks for sharing! Post back what you learn!

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This does look like a smaller bed (difficult to tell from pictures) maybe a youth bed? Since the pictures are on an angle it's difficult to tell if the two end pieces are the same size (the foot board looks shorter in the picture).

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It appears to be in good condition and would probably refurbish nicely.
It is a large piece so the value would have to be adjusted to what is popular in the area.

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If you are in to refurbishing furniture then this seems like it would be a great piece to work on.
There are lots of examples of refurbished bed on Pinterest and other sites so maybe take a look and turn this into a beauty - it has lots of potential and refurbished items do sell - sometimes faster than 'original' pieces as people generally like 'one of a kind' items.

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Good luck and post back with what you decide to do with this neat bed.

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This bed is not pre-1800's when beds were made out of iron. This is a reproduction made of wood and aluminum .Here is some history on types of beds throughout the years. - In it's present condition you could get up to $200- www.hunker.com/.../how-to-determine-age-of-an-antique...

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May 30, 20210 found this helpful

Your bed frame is ca 1920-- this is the way many chain mesh beds were made- I myself have a Jenny Lind from the 1920's that is made t his same way-- It is original.

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July 14, 20210 found this helpful

I have the exact same bed. and I have done a lot of research and it seems to be from the 1800 probably from the Civil War.

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