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Prevention is Key: Fire Escape Planning

on May 19, 2016
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No one really anticipates that fire would strike their home and threaten their life. In fact, most people believe that this disaster would never happen to them but they’re wrong. Fire accidents can happen to anyone and, if you’re not adequately prepared for it, the disaster can cause injuries and even death. At Boston Ironworks, we encourage our clients to have a thorough fire escape plan in place. That can save your life and help you avoid serious injuries.

Pros and Cons of Having Wrought Iron Fences At Home

on May 17, 2016
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Wrought iron fences are back in fashion and many of our clients here at Boston Ironworks have installed them in their homes. There’s something very elegant and refined about properties that have wrought iron fences. However, like all materials, wrought iron has its pros and cons such as:

Benefits of Steel Balcony Railing

on May 12, 2016
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Stainless steel always looks clean, modern, and chic, no matter how you use it. This durable material is low-maintenance and very attractive, which is why it can be used to create an excellent balcony railing. If they’re well made and properly installed, railings can enhance the beauty of your home and increase its security. Here are some benefits that our clients here at Boston Ironworks have experienced. 

Getting to know them: The Tools of a Blacksmith

on May 10, 2016
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Shaping metal into a usable from isn’t easy. It requires effort, skill, experience, time, and many different tools and implements. A Boston blacksmith can use 3 to 13 tools to create a single metal item and most of them have been around for as long as blacksmithing has existed. At Boston Ironworks, we regularly use the ones mentioned below to manufacture all kinds of metal products. 

Tips to Repaint Your Fabricated Doors

on April 26, 2016
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It’s very easy to refresh the look of your fabricated gates and doors. In fact, you can probably make your door look as good as new in a matter of hours. Even amateur DIYers can easily repaint a wrought iron door. You just need the right tools and to understand the process. At Boston Ironworks, we exclusively deal with fabricated installations. We understand how they work and what kind of care and maintenance they require. Here are our tips of repainting fabricated doors.

Different Kinds of Staircases for Your Home

on April 19, 2016
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Staircases are an essential part of your home as they help you navigate from one floor to another. They can also add an interesting design element to the overall architecture if you plan it well. Many people are surprised by the vast choice they have, when it comes to staircase design; and some of them don’t know which would fit in with their home. At Boston Ironworks, we regularly create stunning and unique structures for our clients and have some stair solutions for you.

What to Use? Materials Involved in Metal Fabrication

on March 18, 2016
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Different kinds of metals and materials are used to create different kinds of installations and parts. Each metal has a unique response to heat and has to be molded in a special way. Some metals will be great for fences, doors, railings, etc, while others wouldn’t be. Fabrication services in Boston know which metal to use for what purpose.

Ironworkers usually work with several materials that make their job easier and allow them to take a few shortcuts. At Boston Ironworks, we’ve noticed that modern technology has made ironworking easier. Raw materials now lessen our workload considerably. Here’s a list of materials used by fabrication services in Massachusetts.

Handicap Handrails Installation Guide

on March 16, 2016
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It’s very important to make your property accessible to people of different physical abilities. If you own a commercial property, it makes more business sense to install them. You’ll also be more socially responsible if you do. On your private property, you need handrails to help handicapped and differently-abled people navigate. That’s especially true if they live with you or visit you regularly.

For example, if you have elderly family members, you might want to opt for handicap railings installation. The process is relatively easy. At Boston Ironworks, we believe that this can be a fun weekend DIY project. Of course, it’s best to call in professionals to handle the installation. Here’s what you need to do:

Creative and Homely – Ornamental Ironworks

on March 14, 2016
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Wrought iron is very elegant. There’s something very luxurious and attractive about these metal installations. No matter what shape they take, they seem to just add to the design of any home. At Boston Ironworks, we see several clients using ornamental wrought iron to add interesting design elements to their home. There are several ways you can use ornamental ironworks to incorporate elegance to your home. Here are some tips and recommendations for you to consider.

Working Iron 101 – A Guide to Blacksmithing

on March 12, 2016
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Blacksmithing is a very old profession. It has been around for thousands of years. Throughout time, blacksmiths have played a very important role, providing essential tools that would lead to growth, innovation, and development. Needless to say, it’s a highly underrated profession.

It is also a profession that’s considered mysterious and intriguing for some reason. It’s not uncommon to become very curious and ask a bunch of questions when they encounter blacksmiths. That’s why we at Boston Ironworks have penned down this brief post about the bare bones of blacksmithing.