Our latest custom coat racks

Time for another round-up of our most recent custom coat racks! You can see more examples in our past blog posts and in our portfolio.

The fun part about the coat racks included here is that each was inspired by the details, colors, or style of an existing coat rack. That makes each piece a truly satisfying collaboration between our style and the client's preferences.

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Here's a series of work-in-progress shots.

The finished mosaics installed in their wooden frames with handforged hooks attached.

And a few detail shots of the finished pieces!

If you've got coats and bags in need of organizing, or want to add some color and texture to a functional item. we'd love to help you! Check out our custom listings for a four- or six-hook coat rack, find us on Etsy, or reach out to us by email.

A few odds and ends

Time for a few of the smaller projects Kyle worked on over the winter!

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Sometimes the cobblers children do have shoes. Kyle made these custom-fit awnings for the front and rear entrances to our studio building. The frames and brackets are forged steel and an aluminum top is riveted to the frame.

Kyle fabricated this custom sign bracket for the Yoga Dojo, one our neighboring businesses in Scott's Addition.

These boss beauties are hand-forged refrigerator door pulls. How'd you like a fridge like that??

If you've got a small project and you've wondered if we could help you out, give us a ring at 804-888-9778!

Two sets of exterior hand rails

Last fall we created two sets of matching hand rails in a simple curved design and installed just in time for the winter holidays.

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We used a traditional half-oval cap rail for this piece, so named for the shape of the material in profile. In the first photo Kyle is creating the terminal curve at bottom of the steps. In the second photo, he's checking the angle of the curve as it spirals downward. The last photo shows the heat scale or oxidized steel that forms on the surface of the steel as it's heated and forged. This scale is cleaned off before a finish is applied to the steel.

And here are the two sets of completed railing installed! A nice simple but elegant design.