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    Garden trellis and fence standing strong

    Here are some photos of a recent project. This is a combination fence and trellis for a garden. I used rebar and traditional steel to create a contrasting design. The tall trellis structures are perfect for vines and climbing plants. 

    The bottom of the fence section creates a nice background for mums this season.

    Custom light fixtures adorn several of the posts. The lights add a nice atmosphere.

    Small portholes with glass inserts let the light shine out.

    I used louvered glass for added interest.

    The lids are removable to access the LED bulbs inside.

    The entire structure was left to nature to finish. A pretty coat of surface rust adds to its character in the garden.


    Sturdy railing for stair landing

    Installed this chunky and strong railing on the landing of a staircase. This is made from 3-inch round tube with steel balls at the corners. It makes for an easy to grab railing. 

    The rails are bolted to the floor and to the wall and newel post.

    A glossy black enamel paint finishes them off.


    Loft cable railing with steel panels

    Our Downtown Lee's Summit Main Street association moved recently. Their new home called for railings up to and around a loft storage space. We wanted to create a cool railing system, one that was functional and unique. One of their employees came up with the idea to showcase the downtown street grid in the railing. Great idea! So, off to the shop we went. Here is the result:

    A simple cable railing and matching handrail make going up and down safe and easy.

    Each panel had a different view of the downtown street grid.

    We used expanded metal sheeting to cover the large openings in the railing panels. It adds a nice industrial touch.

    Simple and budget-friendly eye hooks, turnbuckles and cable made for a good solution on the stair railing.


    Custom tray for a TV stand

    I client asked us to make a large tray that would attach to an existing TV stand. The stand holds a large flat screen television. The tray will offer a spot for a speaker and other items.

    The tray has angled signs to keep items from rolling off. It has a flat black painted finish.


    Jeep grill makes great wall art

    How about this? A vintage late 1970s Jeep CJ5 grill outfitted with light bulbs to make it shine. We made a wall bracket that provides a secure way to display. Next we added some fixtures, bulbs and off/on switch. Some cleanup and polish and it is ready to to go.