Luxury Railings

A developer in New York was building a high-rise apartment building in the classical architectural style. As part of the architectural design there were some outdoor terraces that needed luxury railings. The architect had created some very interesting balcony railing designs. These designs featured an interweave and a greek key. The centerpiece featured a double…

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MetalFab Educational Session

The National and Ornamental Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA) members gathered for the MetalFAB 2022 Conference in New Orleans two months ago to share ideas and gain knowledge about the ironworking industry. At this annual conference, Compass Ironworks presented an educational session to other fellow craftsmen on tools and techniques on how to “Educate your Architect”…

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Exciting News!

Compass Ironworks participated in the NOMMA 2022 Top Job Competition and was given 2 gold awards and 1 silver award. The NOMMA Top Job competition covers driveway gates, interior stair railings, exterior railings, iron fences, iron furniture, iron sculptures and iron restoration projects. Entries come from all over the country, and even internationally. These submissions…

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Refurbished Beauty

A custom home builder was renovating a row home in DC. Along the front of the property was an antique wrought iron fence that was in a sad state of despair. There were iron fence sections that were completely missing. It also had sections that the design elements were missing. We were determined to refurbish…

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Beauty Takes Pain

Beauty takes pain! This project was tedious and strenuous, but we know it has a finish that will last for decades! See for yourself below! A landscape designer in Virginia was working on a Washington DC suburb property and building a beautiful terrace and outdoor space. As part of the plan, they needed terrace railings…

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Remarkable Railing that is Cost-effective

A custom home builder in Maryland was completing a beautiful custom home. There were numerous stairs and terraces that needed attractive railings to meet code requirements in order to get a certificate of occupancy. This home was built with amazing detail and remarkable quality. Thus, the railings needed to be done just right, both from…

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Modern Rail and a Dog Gate

A local client was doing a home renovation and wanted to upgrade the mudroom stair area. The interior designer had a vision for a modern, artistic rail and a dog gate to go with it. We were happy to help bring this vision to life!             We utilized 3/8” rectangular flat bars and then gave…

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Go With the Flow!

A Pennsylvania interior designer took on a renovation to upgrade the clients house to a more contemporary theme. When you first walk in there was a huge staircase that needed renovations. The goal was to design an iron stair railing to set the tone for the entire space. So we decided to go with the…

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Rebuilt Beauty

Picture this! A beautiful horse farm in the greater Philadelphia area with an exceptional home sitting on it that boasted a wrap-around porch overlooking the equestrian pastures. Peaceful right?! Unfortunately, the old porch railings were rotting away which was not only an eyesore but also a safety issue. So, the owners wanted a maintenance-free iron…

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Classic Iron Railing

A classical home builder was working on a custom home in greater Philadelphia area. As part of the home layout, he designed an outdoor living space for the back of the home as well as a basement entrance. All these spaces required wrought iron railings and stair handrails. We matched the classical theme of this…

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