Posts by Dave Friessen

American Style in Wrought Iron Doors

Anyone who studies architecture can tell you that American styles have some unique aspects. Where European styles are deeply rooted in period history and follow a set motif, American styles tend to blend elements together from a wide variety of design traditions. Wrought iron doors can be one great example of how this is done…

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How Wrought Iron Railings Can Add a Classic Touch to Your Home

Many homeowners seek stylish and durable materials to furnish their homes, wanting something that will stand the test of time. Wrought iron is a classic material that is easy to maintain. If you’re looking for railings that will last and give you a variety of options, you may want to consider this timeless material.  …

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Why You Should Install Wrought Iron Fences and Gates

Wrought iron has been used in countless residences since the 16th century. This material can be used in a number of structures around a residence, including railings, fences or gates. It almost provides a regal aesthetic to any abode. One thing is certain: when you have this material in your yard, it is going to…

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Understanding Wrought Iron: The 101

Iron is one of the most widely used building materials in human culture, regardless of where in the world you look. It is used in construction, manufacturing, and fabrication, providing the infrastructure of our lives. In addition to its large-scale use in constructing skyscrapers and freeways, iron also provides opportunities for the homeowner, both in…

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The Basics of Wrought Iron Fencing

Ask a few contractors about different options for commercial fencing and you’ll probably hear a few different options. With the number of materials available, you can spend weeks learning about the different fence types for your business. Fortunately, you don’t have to look much further than a wrought iron fence. With all the benefits that…

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How to Make a Statement With a Wrought Iron Fence

When someone arrives at your residence or place of business, the fence is the first thing they see. With both residential and commercial fencing, the structure is primarily meant to act as a perimeter and a means of protection. However, a good fence should also provide some aesthetic appeal. That’s what makes a wrought iron…

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How to Bring Your Custom Ironwork Ideas to Life

If you’re looking to enhance the interior or exterior beauty of your home, architectural ironwork is an age-old means with which to so. Ironwork has been around for ages, and the ways in which ironwork is used as a necessary building component and an aesthetically pleasing piece of architecture makes it all the more useful.…

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Useful Iron Bollards Echo the Past

One reason people give for starting a house restoration project is to form a connection with the past. Whether your particular project is an accurate historical architectural recreation, or you just want a hint of nostalgia with an eclectic mix of elements that create a style unique to your preferences, consider including iron bollards as…

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