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!
The original iron railings had an inferior finish and was subject to some corrosion. We recommended creating the new terrace railings in an aircraft grade aluminum material. Also, we suggested improving the detail on the forged tapered scroll for more of a craftsmanship detail. Furthermore, we improved the detail at the collars for a better visual.
As part of the project, stair railings were needed on the front and back of the house to provide safety for people as they traverse the stairs. We recommended the same 2 ¼” cap rail as the rest of the house railing. We also suggested 1 ½” square post and to add in hand-forged scrolls at post. This would allow design continuity as well as an artistic effect. The railing areas were measured once the columns were completed. Then, we did the entire terrace railing design in CAD in both plan view and elevation view to make it easier for the landscape designer and the client to review and approve.
Then we individually forged all the tapered scroll ends for the entire custom aluminum railing project. These were then mounted in place and the decorative bandings were put in their location with a special clamping tool.
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