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Luxury Ironwork

When you think of memorable  country estates  you often think of the wonderful Wrought iron Gates that grace the pillared entrances .  The gate is truly the welcome mat to the property . In Years past there was alot of thought that went into the design of the elegant scrollwork and interesting  ornaments to give the visual effect that the deigners and Architects where envisioning. Often Times they were utilizing designs that  traveled from the French and English countryside and reached back centuries  . The Architect and Clients   love of this art form of the forge was   a true transending  collaboration. Wrought iron was a standard of luxury  and clientsthat were building  exclusive residences needed the security and the elegance that the metal would provide. The wonderful hand made gate is hard to come by today but with the right Designer and Artist Blacksmith this  is still possible.  When one views  a Hand forged gate  it celebrates your arrival and  you get a sense of tradition and perminence.  You can feel the hammermarks of the craftsman  that are frozen in time .  It is the uniqeness  of its one of a kind   surface and texture  incororated in  the finished  product that  is the true rareity .

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How to hand forge a Wrought iron. Hobbit door hinge.

IMG_9653Hammersmith Studios Just Recently completed a  Decorative Hand forged Wrought iron hinge for a customer . We could not be more pleased with the outcome. It was designed by Hammmersmith Studios  for a Children’ s play room and was a main focal point for the interior design concept. The material chosen for the hinge was three sixteenth thick mild steel and was embellish with decorative motifs such as leaves and funny little creaturesto create a sense of whimsy.  there where some interesting challenges with this project such as properly aligning the hinge barrels so as to allow the door to swing level. after any hour of tweaking and adjusting it worked perfectly and the Customer had it installed for his holiday party and after all that what it is all about . If you are interested in our work , please checkout our website at http://www.hammersmithstudio.com


Custom Hand forged door grille

 Custom Hand forged door grille

This hand forged Door grille was designed by Hammersmith Studios for a client in Brookline Ma. It has !4 woodland creatures as well as plants insects Flowers . It was completely hand forged using traditional techniques and joinery.


Hand forged Railing

Hand forged Railing

The Custom railing featured was designed and executed by Hammersmith Studios for a Client in Chestnuthill MA.
the Client wanted a Light airy Floral design in a vine motif.
We collaborated with the mill work company to ensure a perfect fit. The vine work was forged somewhat round in cross section out of half inch square stock. the leaf work was forged out of one quarter by half inch flat bar. The project was finished with beeswax and linseed oil finish applied hot. Please Contact us at http://www.hammersmithstudio.com and vist our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/hammersmithstudiollc


Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library

Here are some photos of the Boston public library Ironwork.
The Library was designed by Mckim ,Mead and White in 1888
the ironwork was designed by Alexander Spitzer a Boston Blacksmith who also executed the ironwork at Massachusetts State House . The Iron work for the Library was contracted out to the Snead Co. in Louisville Ky. The Snead Company already had the contract to make the Castiron bookshelves and had a forge large enough to handle the large amount of iron to be produced for the Italianate building . if you are ever in Boston do yourself a favor and check this building it is a feast for the eyes.


Another Repousse Doorknocker

Another Repousse Doorknocker

This is Another Repousse doorknocker made for a Client in the Hamptons Long island. The customer wanted a old world but whimsical doorknocker for their Cotswold style Arts and Crafts house . So this is what I come up with . It is hotforged out of eighth inch mild steel plate cold finished and the finer details are chased in .


Custom wrought iron grill

 Custom wrought iron grill

These are some wrought iron grilles we made for a house that was inspired by french style wrought iron .They were made to fit inside a circular window frame .