Beautiful Metal Shower Doors

A builder in the Philadelphia area was renovating an old farmhouse into a vacation getaway for a European executive. The interior designer wanted beautiful metal shower doors and metal shower partitions with glass in it. The design vision was for it to be in a modern industrial design. We proposed that all the metal would…

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Modern Stair Railing

A builder on the New Jersey shore was constructing a new modern home for a client. The interior design was a modern European style. It had modern kitchen cabinets, white walls with horizontal lines, and modern art adding color to the décor. We wanted to match the same flow with the stair railings. The stair…

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Terrace Railing Replication

A couple in New Jersey had a beautiful back terrace and pool area tucked nicely behind their home to relax. They, and their teenage children, loved to entertain friends there…. but there were a few issues with it. They had an original Iron railing that had some magnificent posts, but the original Iron railing finish…

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Bok Tower Tour- Samuel Yellin Ironwork

I had the opportunity to firsthand experience the amazing Samuel Yellin Ironwork at Bok Tower in Lake Wales, Florida. Bok Tower is situated on the highest point of Florida in Bok Tower Gardens. EDWARD BOK Ed Bok was a Dutch immigrant that lived from 1863 to 1930. He moved to America when he was 6,…

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Wine Cellar Spiral Staircase

A couple in the greater Philadelphia area had a unique opportunity on their old home to make it spectacular! An old stone ice house that was attached to the old home had laid vacant for many years, and they wanted to do something with it. It was situated close to their existing kitchen, but at…

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Modern Driveway Gate

A couple in the mainline Philadelphia area had a property that had two driveway gate entrances, plus a manual gate opening. The mainline property had a masonry wall along the entire front edge of the property; except for these primary openings. So, by closing off those areas with front gates, they would be able to…

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Luxury Railings

A developer in New York City (Naftali Group) was building a high-rise apartment building in the classical architectural style in beautiful Manhattan. 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…

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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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