Modern Glass Railing

A builder on the New Jersey shore that we had done work for in the past was renovating a shore home for a client. They wanted to upgrade the pool area to a more modern glass railing design. The terrace railing that they wanted to upgrade was elevated and confined to a very tight radius.…

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Spiral Loft Stair

A prominent architect was designing a house and horse barn attachment for a property in the Philadelphia region. The house had its separate area, as well as the horse barn, but the connector area had a mancave on its 2nd floor. The client wanted a custom spiral stair to be able to gain access from…

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Dog Driveway Gate

A landscape designer that we had previously done work with, connected us to a client that was looking for a custom dog driveway gate. The initial driveway gate design was to simulate a double curve gate design. The rest of the gate design was up for debate. So, we started the design process of creating…

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Custom lakefront Driveway Gates

A client wanted to have custom lakefront driveway gates created for both entrances to his home. The goal was to add both security and beauty to his home. The driveway gates were to be 8ft tall at the sides and arch to 9’6” high at the center. Each gate was 8ft wide and then there…

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Custom Stair Railing

A builder in Delaware was creating a custom home. The interior designer wanted to have a custom stair and railing built. As a statement, the interior designer wanted the railing to attach directly to the sides of stair treads. To accomplish this, the round pickets came down from the top and bent 90°. We welded…

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Seeing Double?

A property owner in VA wanted to add privacy and security to his property. He0 .decided he wanted to add automated driveway gates to both the main entrance and side entrance. The driveway gate design was a debated topic. The owners wanted a thicker picket for more mass and character. They also wanted the spacing…

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French Romeo and Juliet?

Shakespeare created his infamous Romeo and Juliet play hundreds of years ago. It portrayed a boy and girl from feuding families that fell in love with each other. Their relationship centered around a pseudo-balcony or window. Hence the name Juliet balcony or Romeo balcony came about. So, Shakespeare has inspired many Romeo and Juliet balconies…

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Custom Courtyard Gate

A client, designer and builder team were renovating an older home in Old Towne Alexandria, VA. Part of the improvements included an original arched opening, that they wanted a custom courtyard gate put in for security and visual appeal. The custom courtyard gate design was a tough decision between designer and craftsmen as this was…

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Compass Ironworks Vacation Day

Compass Ironworks Vacation Day The entire team at compass Ironworks spent a day in Washington DC for a company vacation. The day started bright and early at 7:00 AM at the Lincoln Memorial. While climbing up the steps, we inspected the bronze handrails. We looked at the welds and the stair railing. We took the…

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Classical Ironwork Staircase

A client in VA was renovating a home from the basement to the attic. Part of the renovation was for a custom stair to provide an egress point from the basement to the grade level. The client chose the stair design to be a beautiful classical ironwork staircase design. However, the client debated between a…

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