forged iron hardware in hacienda style

Forged Iron Hacienda Hardware

Forged iron hardware in hacienda style is quite unique. Hardware is a copy of original old Spanish designs that originated in Europe long before discovery of Americas. At the present day very little forged iron hardware is produced on the old continent and the US. The only source still cultivating the tradition is central Mexico and…

mexican forged iron chandeliers

Forged Iron Chandeliers from Mexico

Mexico is the best source of old world forged iron chandeliers. Since Spanish conquest new arrivals began building in the new world cities based on plans drawn in Europe. Any construction at the time either churches or public included all decorative elements used back home. Illumination fixtures were a big part of hacienda architecture. At the…

decorative garden forged iron door

Decorative Iron Garden Door

What a great idea to add hacienda accent to the back yard by installing a decorative forged iron garden door. It doesn’t have to be necessary an entry door but together with a piece of brick wall simply an interesting architectural element in the middle of your garden. Once glass window is added, it can…

forged iron door decoration ornaments

Hacienda Forged Iron Door

Forged iron door decoration in hacienda style are common down in Mexico and Southern United States. The style was used and is still in use for typical Spanish residential and public architecture. Decorative door forged iron elements serve two purposes. They are adding extra protection for door windows and are indeed quite decorative. The multitude…

decorative forged iron balcony railing from Mexico

Forged Iron Balcony Railings

Mexico is a source of forged iron balconies and railings in old European style. Some forged iron designs may by too expensive to produce in the US due to labor intensity so more and more contractors and luxury house builders look for their supply down South of the border. There are many iron balcony railing…

wrought iron copper range hood frame

How a Copper Range Hood is Made?

A question how copper range hoods are made pops up regularly when we are discussing with our clients custom work. In general, all Rustica House copper range hoods are made of wrought iron base covered with hammered or smooth metal. It can be copper, zinc or iron as well as tin. It means there are…

handmade black iron decorations

Black Iron Decorations

Black iron can be used in many places around the house. Down in the Southern USA along Mexican border whee there is a great influence of Spanish heritage the iron is used for handmade kitchen, living room and bathroom accessories. Often, a dining tabletop is made of copper or zinc supported by black iron table…