Ornamental Iron Works: Components and Materials

Ornamental Iron Works: Components and Materials

Metal is malleable and flexible, which is one of the reasons why it has been used in construction for centuries now. It’s resilient and can withstand extensive amounts of wear and tear. It’s also versatile so an ironsmith can shape and mold it into different designs for different purposes.

Metal can be used as both core building material and decorative and ornamental material as well. At Boston Ironworks, we love to experiment with ornamental ironworks and encourage clients to consider this material as a decorative aspect.

Different components and items made from iron

Ornamental iron pieces can add finishing touches and elegance to any aspect of the property. For example, a simple towel holder in the bathroom can become a design component if it’s made from wrought iron and has little flourishes and patterns on it. There are a number of components and decorative items to choose from and they include:

  • Decorative metal sheet – You can use a decorative metal sheet in railings, fences, and even as an art or showpiece. These sheets have an intricate and complicated design and can add elegance to any structure.
  • Finials – Ornamental iron finials are very popular and can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your curtains and window dressings. Some property owners don’t install curtains and just add finials with rods to give some definition to their windows and doors.
  • Molded handrails – Molded handrails are an excellent way to transform a bland staircase or balcony railing into something beautiful and intricate. These railings offer a good grip but look great as well so you don’t need to worry losing your grip if there’s an accident.
  • Steel cutouts – Cutouts are a great way to add personalization and customization to various aspects of your property. For example, you can place steel cutout lettering on the wall of your child’s room. That will make the room feel more personal and add a unique decorative element as well.

Ornamental iron works come in different forms and serve different purposes. You can install everything from balustrades and staircases to moldings and fittings to enhance the appearance of your property. You can also ask the ironsmith to create custom designs for you.


For questions and enquires on ornamental iron works, you can call Boston Ironworks at 617 657 3117. You can also fill in this contact us form. We’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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