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Old 06-21-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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upper-end "wrought iron" fence product suggestions?


I'm looking to build a garden fence and I've not been very happy with most of the stuff out there. So far the only pre-fab product I've seen and liked was Master Halco's Monumental Ironworks line. Are there competing products I should consider? I haven't checked the price _yet_ but I have a feeling that I may find its about the same price as having a custom one welded together. I'd really to find something pre-fab but with a hand-hammered look. Is there anything pre-fab out there that looks real close to hand-made and is vaguely reasonably priced? Going to need about 400ft of the stuff an will be doing masonry posts so not going to be terribly cheap. Basically just want a 3.5 or 4ft center-punch style 3-railing fence with either welded or hand-forged finials that looks great. It doesn't really need to be all that functional but I don't want to put my hand on the railing and say 'oh this railing is hollow' (even though it may be).

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I'm looking to build a garden fence...
Going to need about 400ft of the stuff
will be doing masonry posts so not going to be terribly cheap.
You're gonna need a local artisan blacksmith.
They may still use some catalog component parts...
but the overall job will need more than what you can get in a catalog.

If you were in Baltimore I'd send you to Chris:
http://www.mandalacreations.com/

or the Krug family:
http://www.gkrugandson.com/


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Old 06-21-2012, 08:11 PM   #3
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Where are you? You might want to update your profile so we know.

An artisan blacksmith would be my suggestion also. You will get exactly what you want and they are not that expensive.

If anywhere near Central Illinois Mark and Mindy Gardner would be great choices. They do everything from work like you need to work with woodworkers on beautiful studio furniture.
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Atlanta metro. Was basically hoping to find someone who was importing the nicer stuff off Alibaba, making them into nice but white-bread styled panels, and shipping em freight around the US.
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I obviously know nothing of your financial resources, but I have to ask, do you have any real idea what this is going to cost?? A large fortune, I'm guessing. I had a local artisan blacksmith make some railings for the loft in my log home. One is about 10 feet long and the other about 15 feet. It was almost $2,000 for the pair.
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