metals Columns

July 18, 2011
Sections of a metal filigree fence have been repurposed to form a pot rack for a country kitchen.

Q: I’ve seen plenty of projects using recycled wood, but do you have any ideas for reusing old wrought iron fencing? We found three sections of an old iron fence in the barn and like the detailing.

A: That’s a lucky find. Wrought iron fencing has an interesting history. Hand-forged ornamental iron fences were a sign of prosperity built to surround and protect neoclassical mansions or stylish row houses in Europe....(read more)