Types of Metal

Metal frames and headboards are often designed in a traditional style. There are a range of metals than can be used, including aluminium, iron and brass.

Aluminium

Aluminium

Aluminium is a lightweight material, and is used to make bed frames and headboards because it can be easily shaped and transported. Aluminum is also an inexpensive metal, making production of aluminium-based beds relatively cheap.

Aluminum naturally generates a protective oxide coating and is highly reistant to corrosion. 

Last Updated: 24/01/2014

Iron

Iron

Iron is the most widley used metal in the world and is considered more of a heavyweight metal; certainly heavier than Aluminum. As a result, Iron bed frames can sometimes be difficult to move.

Iron is prone to rust, so products made of this metal should be treated with rust-preventing solutions.

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Brass

Brass

Brass is not as light as Aluminium and not as heavy as Iron. An alloy of Copper and Zinc, brass has a bright gold-like appearance.  

Beds can be 100% brass or brass plated, which is a cheaper alternative with pleasing aesthetic results.  

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Steel

Steel

Steel is a very strong metal, resistant to wear. An alloy of Iron and Carbon, steel is a common material used for bed frames. 

Last Updated: 24/01/2014