Custom Branch Fireplace Screen- Hagerstown, Maryland

Custom Branch Fireplace Screen- Hagerstown, Maryland

Fireplace screens and doors add to the beauty and safety of a hearth.  This home owner’s goal was to maintain an open feeling through this gas fireplace.  A design was chosen with a natural branch appearance.

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Then each element of this wrought iron screen was hammered and a darkening custom oil-rubbed finish was incorporated to give it its light catching aspect.

Custom Wrought Iron

 

Forged Iron Fireplace Door Detail

 

 

  Antietam Iron Works fire place doors are often filled with heat tolerant glass or metal screen.  The Custom Fire place Door project to the left was created with glass.  Additionally, below you’ll find fire place doors that were custom made to incorporated metal screen.  

 

Our Home Decor Gallery has additional photos of these projects

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Custom Interior Railings for a Loft-   Modern Branch Design

Custom Interior Railings for a Loft- Modern Branch Design

These railings provide safety and beauty for a second floor open hallway that overlooks from both sides the foyer and dining rooms of this home.  Creating a wonderful open and connected space and allowing light to travel throughout the home.  The home owner wanted a railing that would be artistic and yet have a natural feeling for his home in the Pennsylvania mountains.  He trusted James Gunnell’s artistic eye and gave him the freedom to build these railings to create the impression of tree branches.

 

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Wrought Iron Railing

 

 

 

Porch railings

Discover more of our recent projects

Historic Town home- Before and After Modern Railings

Historic Town home- Before and After Modern Railings

This historic town house on Capitol Hill, in Washington DC required new step railings.   The previous railings did not provide adequate safety for the young family with a child that lived there.    He was looking for a style in keeping with the modern restorations that had been artfully completed.   Antietam Iron Works executed these metal railings.  A great element against the exposed brick.Before RailingsMetal Railings
Custom Metal Railings

Flowing Water Railing for Modern Passive Home

Flowing Water Railing for Modern Passive Home

This project was for a newly built modern or contemporary passive home and needed to pass building code inspections.  Our client showed us several photos of designs she liked and gave us freedom to create this project.  “I’ve seen your work and I trust your artistic eye,” she said.  She was looking for the feeling of flowing water and wanted a custom wood handrail to contrast and warm the look overall.  A local planning mill created the red oak hand rail to match the homes wood flooring.

Before installation

 

Before photos of the area where the railing was to be installed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fitting Metal Railing

 

 

 

The first fitting of the railing.  The wall the railing was to be installed on was altered to close in the steps and the railing was adjusted to fit these changes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modern Railing being made in the shop

 

 

James Gunnell is welding the various sized materials to create this look and feel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custom Metal Railing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modern Railing Ready to install

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rough Installation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                     Visit our Gallery next to see more of Antietam Iron Works Interior Railings

 

 

The Making of a Beautiful Home

The Making of a Beautiful Home

Here is a  sample of some of our work at a local mountain lake home.

The Railings

The railings were sandblasted and a clear powder coating finish was applied to display the natural beauty of the steel. Bold geometry was used with natural elements. This tight descending radius created one of our greatest challenges

 

 

 

 

The Columns

Hand Forged Iron Bands were used to finish these porch columns. The overlaping detail created the perfect look. We finished the exterior bands with a bronze powder coating