What's the difference between wrought iron and metal? Most wrought iron is crafted or forged using heat and hand tools and is respected as substantial and weighty. You'll notice that our metal headboards have components that are somewhat tubular allowing repeat patterns such as diamonds or honeycombs. Many will share their beauty with iron in the form of posts, insets or rails. Either way you win the delivered design sweepstakes! Interested in a frame for your new headboard? Simply check the options as you view each style.