Designing A Wrought Iron Fence

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Designing wrought iron fences, learn what your customer is looking for, different types of catalogs, scrolls and figuring out a budget in this free construction video. View Video Transcript

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Terry Leafty

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On behalf of Expert Village, I'm Terry, and I'm here to tell you today about building a wrought iron fence. Once your customer is established, you want to kind of find out what they want to do as far as decor around their home or business, what they're looking for so you can kind of get a design in mind. If they really don't know where they want to go, there's a lot of catalogs. This is a king catalog, which has basically almost every wrought iron design made. You don't have to stick to designs that they have in the book, you can, once you order, like say this design here, you can cut it in half if you'd like, and install it in a gate. You don't have to stick to that design. We had a lady one time, the design she picked in the book after we got it installed looked like an alien to her, so we had to cut it up and redesign it a little bit. You can get scrolls and things like this. We do a lot of this with our blacksmithing too, if there's something that can't be ordered, or has to be back ordered. So that's usually when you go to that. You can keep your design simple, as we have here. This was an indoor hand rail, or you can make it complex. Every little thing in here you can order out of this catalog or you can build on your own out of whatever materials you have. It just basically depends on what the customer wants and what their budget is around. If money's no object you can get as intricate as you want. But, you know, if you're wanting to keep it simple, of course, that costs less. Simple, it's going to cost you anywhere from sixty-five dollars a foot to complex, we've made hand railing gates as much as three hundred eighty-five dollars a foot. So it's basically up to the customer, their budget, and their needs.