Archway - Traditional Wrought Iron

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In the summer of 1997 I had the pleasure of working with a client who had brought over a 500 year old antique door from Spain. He wanted to have a wrought iron archway made which would not only anchor the door to an existing opening in his home, but also keep the look of antiquity to this grand entryway.

After doing some designs based on the pattern derived from the center wrought iron door grill, we came up with a design which made this arched entryway a most unique and traditional addition to his home.

What makes this archway traditional is the use of traditional forging techniques as found in ancient ironwork. The use of mortise and tenon joints, collaring, and riveting, accentuate the hand hammered wrought iron bringing a sense of antiquity and fine craftsmanship to the piece and the living space.

To allow the hand hammered textures to fully show, a special oil finish is applied to the forged ironwork. This finish seals the forged steel and prevents further oxidation in interior environments.


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