The ultimate supplier of scrolled, symmetrical and savvy iron table bases with varying styles for miles. Choose from bar height to standard dining size in designs that highlight your preference for round, square or rectangular dimensions - each perfect for the room in which you want to place it. But, that's not all - Feast your eyes on their selection of iron beds and headboards with wood and copper inlays and incredibly diverse motifs. Elegant scrolls, intricate hitching post shapes, lodge like wood and metal models and those that appear to have been sketched for the future. Beautiful, bonafide and brilliantly rendered.
Partner producer of hammered copper table tops! Choose a suitable size base, then marry your selection with one of the many hand hammered, hand applied and often fire finished copper tops in everything from twenty to seventy two inch rounds. With eight rectangular and square offerings, as well, no table base goes topless while we're around! (Manufacturing options and product information)
Hand-Forged Iron -Our iron bases are hand-forged using raw iron that's heated red-hot, hammered by hand into shape and cleanly welded - Designed to be eye-catching, functional, and sturdy. Care:Simply dust it periodically, wax if desired, and enjoy!
The standard paint finishes involve a six-step process resulting in iron finishes that are smooth, uniform, durable, and resistant to corrosion in salty beach environments. This process involves stripping and adjusting the pH of the surface of the iron, sealing with automotive grade primer, artistically applying the paint finish, then sealed very well with two coats of high quality semi-gloss lacquer clear coat.
Please note: Each item is made and finished by hand. No two finishes are exactly alike. If a pair of any item is ordered, they will be finished by the same person at the same time. If, after a period of time, a second item is ordered, there is no guarantee the second item will exactly match the first item. An exact match of color or grain may not be possible due to natural imperfections and the hand crafted nature of our furnishings.
Antique Gold - (standard finish) - Antiqued gold tone finish
Burnt Rust - (standard finish) - A base of natural black is enhanced with mottled rust and brown highlights.
Gris - (standard finish) - Gunmetal silver-gray color tone
Negro Mate - (standard finish) - Flat black color tone
Natural Rust - (standard finish) - The iron is gently oxidized or rusted over a period of at least a couple of weeks without the use of highly concentrated acids, and then the iron is sealed very well with two coats of high quality semi-gloss lacquer sealer. Be aware that the iron does not completely rust uniformly due to the nature of the material and will have a splotchy or uneven appearance (which some customers prefer). This rust finish requires a couple of extra weeks to achieve so you need to allow more time to complete the order if this finish is chosen.
Oxido Pintura - (standard finish) - Dark reddish-brown which is similar in color tone to the dark natural rust finish. (The most commonly ordered and is the default finish unless otherwise specified.)
Cobre Antiguo - (premium finish) - Antiqued copper tone finish. A combination of rust and copper plating. Basically, it is a thin sheet of copper atoms adhering to and covering the surface of the iron. This finish is not possible on items with many curves and tight spaces due to the fact that all iron surfaces must be ground down. The very shiny finish will very gradually darken slightly over time (years).
Cobrizado w/Patina - (premium finish) - Cobre antiguo finish with green patina highlights
Reclaimed Wood -The wood our carpenters use is a combination of new pine and reclaimed pine salvaged from old buildings. It is thoroughly fumigated for a minimum of 48 hours using a gas approved by the EPA and FDA for the fumigation of fruits, vegetables, and wood products. Our wood panels are free-floating and specifically designed and built to prevent cracking and warping.
Dark Wood Stain - (standard finish) -The most popular wood finish. Touch-ups are quick and easy using Briwax "Dark Brown" color tone or darker - wipe it on, wipe it off, and you are finished.
Light Wood Wax - (standard finish) - A hand-rubbed paste wax finish with a light golden brown color tone. Periodic waxing to keep the wood sealed and protected is required for up-keep.
Antique Finishes - (premium finish) - The paint finishes involve a five-step process that includes wood stains and paints, a dark glaze, and two coats of clear coat lacquer. This finish is much more durable, water resistant, and maintenance free compared to the light hand-rubbed wax finish.
Care:If the dark brown wood stain gets a nick or a scratch, Briwax brand paste wax (available in the dark brown tone at most high-end hardware stores,& woodworking stores, and some furniture stores) can be applied to cover it. Just wipe it on, buff it off and you are done. Easy!
Hand-Hammered Copper - We use old-world craftsmanship and techniques to hammer and form copper. It is an incredibly labor-intensive operation, only practiced by the coppersmiths that live high up in the Sierra Madre Mountains of south-central Mexico.
Fired Copper - Rich colors of red, brown, orange, and black are a function of the impurities in the recycled copper. The colors are random and are not controllable - each piece is truly unique
Patina Verde Copper - A green patina on the surface of the copper. The amount of patina on the copper is controllable; therefore, more or less green patina may be specified.
All copper is sealed with clear paste wax, which is the correct and proper sealer for copper. Periodic waxing is required by the customer to keep the copper sealed and protected from oxidation, moisture, and spills . Upon special request, the copper can be sealed with lacquer clear coat sealer (but it is not recommended). The copper is hand-hammered using the optimal depth and spacing for preserving the appearance of the copper over time with use, scratching, and abrasion; while also allowing one to easily write on a sheet of paper on the same copper surface.
Care? To preserve the finish and keep it sealed and protected against spills and oxidation a thin coat wax should be applied as needed water no longer beads upon surface apply very furniture wood floor let dry for five ten minutes. Then buff to a glossy sheen using clean cotton cloth. Each additional waxing makes the copper look richer and more beautiful.
Scratched or stained? Don't worry! Copper is an amazing material that tends to heal itself over time with exposure to moisture in the air. The best thing to do is leave the affected area alone and let it be exposed to the air until the copper begins to regain its original color (just like how a shiny copper penny turns brown). The amount of time required for this process varies, but it is typically on the order of a few weeks. Once the affected area has healed itself and the original color tones have recovered, the copper should be sealed again with paste wax to preserve and protect the finish. Though the scratch will not technically be removed, it will not be visible once it turns back to the original color.
IMPORTANT: Do NOT apply any metal polishes to the copper as those will temporarily strip off the patina on the surface of the copper.