Wrought Iron Step Railing for Business in Historic District of Shepherdstown, WV

We were contacted by the property owner of Bistro 112,  a wonderful Parisian restaurant in the historic district of Shepherdstown, West Virginia.  The entrance to the restaurant had charming stone steps, but due to how steep they were, there was concern about the safety of the patrons.  They were looking to have a simple, stylish step railing created to give support as people entered and exited the building. There were a number of challenges on this project.  The steep grade of the steps, the restaurant doors could swing both in and out, and the existing shutters all needed to be accounted for.  Antietam Iron Works with the towns committee approval installed this hand forged scrolling step railing.  In doing so we took great care to use a no impact water drill to not damage this historic stone step.   Explore our Gallery to see more railings by Antietam Iron Works            ... read more


Showcasing some of the very best creative work going on in Fulton County. Mark your Calendars A one-month residency of outstanding artists with a chance to learn from some of our best. EXCITING NEW THIS YEAR Artists Ages 3 and 18 will be exhibiting their drawings and paintings of their favorite pet See More of Last Years Great Event... read more

Wrought Iron Victorian Garden Gate & Picket Fence Restoration- Snow Plow Damage

This beautiful Victorian home was accented by a charming garden gate and picket fence. Both the gate and fence were damaged by a snow plow much to the home owners distress.  Antietam Iron Works provided estimates for the insurance company and upon receiving approval restored this fence and gate to their former glory.     The sections that were salvageable for replicating the design were preserved.     And After the Restoration…    ... read more

Unique Metal Signs- Surname Projects

Custom Metal Signs designed to our clients request by Antietam Iron Works.  Each one a great present and a work of art; incorporating the last name in its entirety or through monogram.               Here is Another Great Project–  A Fun Design with a Wonderful Finished Product... read more

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... read more

A Mountain Home’s Unique Nature Inspired Hardware

Antietam Iron Works added this custom hardware to this mountain home.  Looking for something to bridge between rustic and natural with an element of fun.  Each piece is unique and hand forged from 100+ year old wrought iron adding to its texture and charm.                This bathroom set included: Forged Curtain Rods and Scroll Brackets Leaf Curtain Tie backs Scrolling Tendril Medicine Cabinet Pull Hammered Shower Curtain Rod Vanity Leaf Drawer pulls Toilet paper Holder                                                                   Antietam Iron Works custom designs and hand makes all of our iron work. We welcome your call at... read more

Just in time for chilly fall weather- Hearth Tool Set

    Our work is custom made for our clients Call us at 717-485-5557     Traditional Basket Twist Hearth Tool Set Designed and forged by Blacksmith James Gunnell of Antietam Iron Works Features: Hammered brass rivets, forge welding, and collars. Basket Twist Handles have a wonderful appeal and are comfortable to hold Hand forged using traditional techniques Custom antique oiled finish Heirloom quality to be enjoyed for generations to come Set included shovel,  poker, rake, and... read more

2nd Grade Field Trip to Antietam Iron Works

What a great group of fun, enthusiastic kids.  Antietam Iron Works had a wonderful time again this year hosting the Annual 2nd grade class field trip from Cumberland Valley Christian School. They were excited to choose a bear to be cut out on the plasma table.                                         One boy yells, “That would look great in the MAN CAVE I’m building!”                                                                           Metal can be dangerous to work with and protection must be worn.                                                                                             Seeing a current restoration project.  A  snow plow hit this historic fence and James will be using his skills to restore it to its former glory.                                         Crank an old forge blower.  Feeling how it moves the air.                                                         Ring a Restored Bell.              ... read more

Custom Dog Gate for these Beautiful Goldens

James Gunnell used traditional blacksmithing joinery to make this gate with rivets, collars, and hot punching/drifting; the only way to truly give it the look and feel of handcrafted ancient iron work.  Our clients’ main concern was a safe design for their two golden retrievers.  The gate needed to have a closed design so that they would be unable to catch their collars.  Additionally, a spring latch was chosen to make it easy to get through quickly even when carrying bags of groceries.                                         This custom wrought iron hardware was also made for the butler pantry.  They compliment the kitchen.                                   For information on Custom Iron Work Contact us at 717-485-5557 Explore more of our designs: Click Here to see more of our Custom Hardware used in the... read more