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Blacksmithing Thorough History: A Quick View

Blacksmithing has a long, interesting history that dates back to around 1,500 BC. The craft has evolved over time and become sophisticated and intricate. Modern blacksmiths use age-old techniques along with the latest tools to shape and form metal. At Boston Ironworks, we like to reflect on our history and understand how blacksmith work has evolved over the years. Here’s a brief introduction to the history.

Stairs Solutions for Small Houses

If you have a modestly-sized home, and are getting a loft built, you may be in a quandary as to whether you should install a ladder or staircase. The fact is that both these features have their pros and cons and what you choose will be largely dependent on your personal preferences. Our designers here at Boston Ironworks find that this is one of the most widely-debated topics when people are getting their lofts built.

Ornamental Iron Work: Uses and Tips

Ornamental ironwork has been used in various applications since the start of the 20th century. These installations are extremely resilient and durable and even today, some properties have ornamental ironwork pieces that are over a century old. Today, methods like basic metalworking and machining are used by hobbyists in their general metalworking projects. However, only skilled and expert artisans are able to provide ornamental iron work services.

Metal Decks Maintenance: A Quick Guide

There are a number of outdoor decking materials available in the market today, but steel proves to be the most resilient and durable one. Steel is increasingly being used in deck installations as well in the in the installation of various other outdoor features. However, the one downside to having a metal deck is that it’s susceptible to rust.

Planning is Key: Building Custom Staircases For Your Home

Any residential property that has more than one story will have a staircase; and when you are installing this feature in your home, there are a number of things that will have to be taken into account. We at Boston Ironworks suggest that you keep these factors in view while selecting a staircase for your home:

Step By Step: Bathroom Handicap Railings Installation

Bathrooms can very tricky places to navigate for people with limited mobility. Ordinary bathrooms simply aren’t safe to use, for elderly and handicapped people; so if you have them in your home, you need to add a handicap bathroom to the house. One of the most important aspects of such bathrooms are handicap railings. They offer essential support and help people avoid slips and accidents. At Boston Ironworks, we consider handicap railing installation a very easy DIY project that almost everyone can handle. Here’s a step-by-step guide to the process.