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.

Cast Iron Wagon Wheel, Antique

Wrought iron  is when iron that has been heated and then worked with tools. The term “wrought” is derived from the word “worked.” Wrought Iron is not created anymore. The modern version of the term “Wrought Iron” it is now used more as a decorative style or term for ornate metalwork.

Wrought Iron Grain, Antique Metal