Digital Design - Custom Ironwork

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One of the most important steps in the creation of any custom ironwork is in the ability to communicate ideas between designer and client. This initial step is necessary and sometimes not given as much importance as should be given. The design process is used to clearly delineate code requirements, architectural limitations, and the designers intentions for ornamentation.

Almost all commissions which I work on that require custom ironwork have some sort of drawings associated with the project. To cover some of the costs associated with design time, a 5-10% non refundable design fee is included in the total budget for the project and is required prior to start of design drawings.

I have found that giving the client exceptional drawings which detail my approach to producing custom ironwork for their unique environments before they make the final decision on the commission is good business for all parties and prevents misunderstandings or future delays.

To give you an idea of how I handle the design process, I have included several pages of drawings I created to communicate my ideas for custom ironwork at the Jessie residence. These drawings show the major design elements for the different areas covered by the commission and were essential in communicating my design approach to the client.

To navigate through these pages, simply click on the right arrow after scrolling to the bottom of the page. If you prefer to skip around, there are text links to the individual pages on the lower left column, and images with borders are also linked to the same pages.

For those of you interested in the technical how-to's, make sure you look at the split level railing pages for an in-depth review of the hardware and software I use to create drawings for custom ironwork.





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