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Classic Design, Modern Materials

Posted by Shelby Barnhart on

The meddling of classic designs with modern materials. Wrought-iron in today's modern terms is used more to describe an aesthetic rather than the structure of the material used to make the product. When recalling early verbiage for ornate architectural metal, most refer to the terms “Cast Iron” and “Wrought Iron”. The distinction between the two is straightforward. Cast-iron is iron that has been melted and then poured into a mold and allowed to cool. By today's standard Cast Steel and Cast Iron have different carbon contents and are used for different application. Wrought iron  is when iron that has been heated...

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Why Railings?

Posted by Shelby Barnhart on

Even with the overwhelming success of my products I remain focused on small batch, HIGH quality railings. Not quantity. 

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A stylish backyard alternative to grass –– peastone gravel

Posted by Arc and Hammer on

What do you instantly think about when I ask you to reference your yard. It's probably grass, trees and woods, maybe if you're lucky like me, it also includes a sprawling field.  But for many people around the world grass isn't their first choice. Today I'm going to be talking about Peastone Gravel –– and how to use it in your yard to design your perfect European inspired dream space. Ideally Peastone Gravel should be used in smaller spaces in areas where you wouldn't want to have to mow or weed wack. (For example, up against the house, or around elaborate...

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Garage Door Inspiration for any Style Home!

Posted by Arc and Hammer on

Styles of houses vary, and so do garage doors. Today we're taking a detailed look at different styles of garage doors, what types look best with your style home and how to style the surrounding driveway area. There are many types of garage doors, however the six most common types include roll-up, sectional, slide, side hinged, tilt-up canopy, and tilt-up retractable. When selecting a style you can also choose from materials such as wood or vinyl. Finish, color, and special options like windows, insulation, and hardware must also be decided on.  Here is an example of a classic roll up....

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Inspiring Front Door Colors to Bring Joy to 2020

Posted by Arc and Hammer on

There is no question that 2020 has been a strange year thus far. With so many people still staying at home due to Covid-19, we figured it would be a great idea to share some inspiring front door inspo that will brighten your day and the day of anyone driving by!  With all this time on our hands, changing the color of our front door is a fairly simple project. We'll share some do's and don'ts then get right down to the point, sharing the  Depending on what you're starting with we have a few quick tips and suggestions for...

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