Gifts and other items

We're always honored when asked to create custom gifts, whether for an anniversary, birthday, holiday, or any other reason. Here's a selection of gifts and related items we made last fall. 

{Click any image to enlarge.}

A set of custom shelves for showing off a gorgeous pyrex collection! Kyle created forged steel shelf brackets and reclaimed heart pine shelves to house these classic dishes. 

This is the fourth trophy we've created for the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce annual Impact Awards. You can see versions from previous years here and here. This project just gets more fun every year!

These last two projects prove the furniture designer & blacksmith's family DO have furniture and handforged items! Kyle made the loft bed for our daughter, who  helped design it. The photo on the left shows the bed in process, and the photo on the right is the finished bed waiting to surprise her!

The fire poker, below, was a gift for Johannah who's been known to complain that "we really need a poker for this fireplace!" There's no more complaining now that this beauty is hanging at our house.

You can see gift items in our shop available year round!

Wine Cellar Window Grill

Last fall Kyle was commissioned to create a window grill for a wine cellar door in Washington, D.C. Here are a few process photos and the installed window grill.

{Click any image to enlarge.}

On left, the final sketch in the foreground while laying out the parts for assembly. On the right, the completed window grill waxed and ready to be installed.

And here it is installed in the wine cellar door! Detail photos below.

Fall projects

Time for a round up of some our smaller recent projects! Take a look at a few of our favorites from last fall.

{Click any image to enlarge.}

Kyle forged the monogrammed handle for this broom. Then he sent it off to a traditional broom maker who made the custom broom from sorghum, also known as broom corn.

It's funny how work can come in pairs or groups at times. Here are a couple firescreens we made last fall.

This is the community mosaic created at RVA Makerfest last fall. We started with a drawing in the morning, and the crowd finished filling it in by that afternoon. The image is the James River as it runs through Richmond. You can see the finished, grouted piece below.