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Railing Ideas for Your Home or Patio

Railing Ideas for Your Home or Patio

Architectural Sculpture
Over the years I have had the pleasure of creating different railing ideas for clients in Canada and the United States. So I went back and gathered images and here are a few of the designs that were created to give you inspiration for your indoor or outdoor projects. Retro Railings Retro Railing Harbour Florida Project This project was for a client who was renovating a home to sell. I provided the client with a few design ideas and my Retro Railing was the winner! It had a classic art deco feel that went with the design of the home. The design incorporated and adapted scroll pattern. The metal was finished in a durable textured black powder coat to keep them looking elegant for a long time. Retro Railing Harbour…
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DIY Outdoor Table

DIY Outdoor Table

Functional Art
Wouldn't you simply love to create a piece that is made by your very own hands? Something you can be proud of and use daily? Using these 4 EASY STEPS you can build a DIY Outdoor Table that will make your friends and family say wow! The DIY Package Comes With (5) 1 x 8 S4S pine in 72" length (1) Package of 3/4" wood screws(2) metal art table base legs from Cam Harris Art Step 1 Order my DIY Outdoor Table package. You have the option to choose the powder coat color for the metal table legs and the stain color of the wood. Once you order the package I will contact you to arrange your color choices. Gather all the pieces listed above that are in the package…
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DIY Butcher Block Patio Table

DIY Butcher Block Patio Table

Functional Art
If you are the type of person who simply loves to DIY and have been wanting to create a patio table that is a one of a kind piece then this post is for you.  By following the steps below you will create your own DIY Butcher Block Patio Table with a unique metal art base that will have your friends and family saying wow! Supply List (24) 2 x 4 in 72" length in pine, spruce or fir cut (1) Package of 2" or 2 1/2" wood screws(1) Large bottle of wood glue, I prefer the Gorilla Glue brand(1) Large bottle of the original Gorilla Glue(1) 946 ml can of Minwax Wood Finish Stain in your color choice (4) large wood clamps(1) Electric drill(1) Thickness planer (borrow or rent…
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BENT Branches Wrought Iron Bench

BENT Branches Wrought Iron Bench

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Made by hand the BENT Branches Wrought Iron Bench was created to make an amazing piece that good friends can sit and have deep conversation with a cup of coffee or tea.  Whether you are sitting on the front porch or that secret spot in the garden you will love your one of a kind bench. Bent Branches This functional art piece is made from solid iron giving it a solid feel and durability while looking elegant.   It is hand painted in a oil rubbed bronze color and the repurposed pine seat is finished in a Jacobean color to nicely finish off the piece. The overall dimensions of the Bench are 52″ long x 40″ high x 20″ deep with the seat dimensions 14.5″ x 49″. Purchase The Bent Branches…
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3 easy steps to transform your deck

3 easy steps to transform your deck

Functional Art
Here are 3 easy steps to transform your deck to take it from Ho-Hum to Oh-Wow. 1 - Clean the Decking One of the ultimate ways to makeover a deck is a good cleaning. Apply a good quality deck cleaner and then use a power sprayer with a fan style tip on a low to medium pressure so you don't damage your wood deck. Spray in the direction of the wood grain keeping the wand tip about 1 to 1 1/2 feet away from the surface of the wood. If you're planning on staining or applying a coat of deck sealant afterward ensure your wood has dried in the hot sun for a while before applying stain or sealant to ensure it looks great and will last for decades. 2 - Add…
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5 Step Stair Railing Design Transformation

Architectural Sculpture
In this 5 step stair railing design project we transformed an old style railing into this amazing one of a kind BENT Iron Railing with distressed wood finish. When the client contacted me to go to their home and take a look at their stair railing that they wanted to transform I arrived to find their old railing had golden oak handrail and base and white balusters. Here is what the railings looked like before the stair railing design project began. STEP 1 - we removed the white balusters and pulled out all the nails that held them in place so we had a flat surface to attach the metal railing. STEP 2 - was a longer process of stripping the finish off of the oak handrail and base down…
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Iron Stair Railing Anson Project

Iron Stair Railing Anson Project

Architectural Sculpture
These iron stair railing pieces were created for a client in the Spring of 2019. My client chose a square tube for the top rail and a flat steel bottom rail. The purpose of this was to have a substantial looking top rail that would attach to the wood posts and wall. The flat bottom rail sections had holes drilled into the bottom rail after the design was laid out to screw it to the wood trim along the floor. The process for my client was simple from beginning to end. I was provided both the height and length measurement and then created my BENT Iron Stair railing design for them. Once it was created it was finished in a powder coat finish and delivered to their home. The client…
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Wave Iron Bench

Wave Iron Bench

Functional Art
As I was laying out the design of this functional art piece it began to take the shape of water and waves. So the Wave Iron Bench was born! Great for your porch, deck or entryway, it is a piece of art waiting for you sit and have long conversations with a good friend.   Or maybe it is a quick place to sit and tie up your shoes before you head out.  However you choose to use it, people will be wowed when they see it in your home. This wave iron bench is hand made out of solid iron finished in a hand painted dark steel.  The seat is a pine finished in a expresso stain for a amazing combination of  steel and wood. The overall length is 52″…
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Stair railing transformation

Stair railing transformation

Architectural Sculpture
Converting your old wood railing to an amazing iron art railing is a simple 5 step process. As an example I had a client in Minnesota who was renovating their home and wanted to transform their old stair railing and upper floor railing into a look that was unique to them and their amazing living space. Stair Railing Step 1 was the client contacted me to inquire about my BENT Iron Art Railing design for their home and then sent me a few photos of their current railing in the home to give me an idea of what we were looking at. This is what the stair railing looked like before. Step 2 - After the clients stair contractor put in the stairs and wood handrail I was sent the…
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Iron Window Well Cover

Iron Window Well Cover

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This project is a window well cover and I am looking at it as a piece of functional iron art within a frame. It will be seen both from the vantage point of looking down on it while standing or sitting on the deck and also from the inside basement office window looking out. It will also create some beautiful shadows in the basement office space when the sun shines through the design. The window well was framed in when the deck was built with a ledge for the cover to sit on. For emergency exit out of the window it can easily be pushed straight out by an adult or child. Beginning to lay out the pieces I start with the larger scale pieces and place them where they…
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