Custom Fireplace Tools

It's getting to be that time of year! What time is that you ask? Bonfire time!! It happens a little earlier down south, a little later up north. And then it reverses in the fall. Add that to our list of "odd facts we notice through online sales."

This fall we added to our custom fireplace tool offerings, expanding from our original monogram bonfire poker. You can now find both indoor and outdoor pokers as well as tongs in our all-metal Etsy shop, Lucia Metal Studios. Just want one of the tools? No problem! You'll find each tool listed individually as well as in a set.

The outdoor poker is 40" long and the tongs are 36" long. This set is designed to be used comfortably with an outdoor fire, usually a little bigger and hotter than an indoor fire.

Both pieces of the indoor set are 27" long. Modern indoor fireplaces tend to be fairly small and shallow. A smaller tool set fits the bill in this case.

A few detail and sample shots of the fireplace tools. We make our fireplace tools from hammered square bar with a looped handle for your initial. The end of the poker is traditionally forged-welded and includes a log hook

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We also currently have two forged fireplace screens available in this Etsy shop. They're in a free-standing style that will fit most fireplaces. They feature a riveted design with hammer textured edging. Handles at the top make them a breeze to move, while bracketed feet lend them stability.

Stop by the Handforged Fire Tools section of Lucia Metal Studios to see the entire collection all in one place!

Fire Screens in Two Styles

It's funny how requests for a particular item often seem to come in groups. Last fall we had two requests for a total of three fireplace screens.

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The first two fire screens are free-standing screens in a classic style. They feature a riveted design with hammer textured edging. They're easily moved with two handles at the top, and curved brackets on the feet add stability and a bit of style. 

The third firescreen is custom-fit to the fireplace in a modern design. There are no superfluous details in these clean lines. Instead of a latch, the doors have a high-heat magnetic closure of our own design. 

If you are interested in a project like this or any of the others you may have seen on our website or social media, please feel free to drop us a line!

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.

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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.