Elevate Your Style with Custom Made Metal Railings
The sky is the limit when you choose custom metalworking for your railing needs.
How would you like to get there? Beanstalk or airplane?
Perhaps you’d prefer to climb a mountain?
Indoors or outdoors, with custom made metal railings you can select a design and motif that can transform your stairs, balconies, or decks into flights of fancy that can reflect your surroundings or perhaps remind you of where you’d like to be. Take a look at some custom metal works by CustomMade artisans and find some inspiration and ideas for your home or business space.
Go Out on a Limb
Botanical motifs can convey a feeling of vitality and growth whether rendered in a naturalistic or stylized fashion. Branches and vine-like growth captured in metal will guide your vision upwards. This small, hand-forged sculptural hand railing by Rising Sun Forge exudes character and strength. This construction appears to have grown right through the stone pavers, while its tendrils twirl towards the sky. The bare branch design in this handrail by Red Iron Studio flows in the direction of the stairs, and the negative spaces around it reinforce the sensation of reaching into space. The red square in the upper corner suggests a single leaf, the last one left on the most remote tip of that branch. This handrail can give you the sense of being as far out on a limb as you could possibly go.
Into the Sky
When metal artisan Hamilton Dixon of Hamilton Dixon Studios was commissioned to create an installation that would be the centerpiece for the entrance to an airport, he chose a theme of “Earth meets sky” and a design that would “embody the vision and passion that lead to man in flight.” The result: the one-of-a-kind custom railing for Stoker Coffee at the Dayton International Airport. The swoops and bows of this 30’ long railing evoke the trajectories of planes in flight and, along with the rings set perpendicular to the railing, strengthen the experience of three-dimensional space in this piece. Other elements in the installation suggest clouds, skylines, the horizon, and other “abstract flight themes.” Mr. Dixon explains in the video, “Dayton Original – Hamilton Dixon,” that he strives to “make a piece of steel look like it is a flowing, organic shape.” In this work, he makes steel look like the sky.
Bring the Mountains Home
Whether your skyline is a mountain range or if you only see mountains in your dreams, you can add their majestic profiles to your custom made metal railings. These ornamental railings by Appalachian Ironworks L.L.C. feature mountain scenes in an almost frieze-like band atop the bars, with pine tree accents of different sizes arranged to create a sense of depth.