ElementFe is my trade name for the Guemes Island blacksmith shop; designing, forging, and building handcrafted forged steel and iron furniture, gates, railings, candlesticks, spoons, kitchenware and all manner of repair and fabrication.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The gate is curved to fit into the doorway, which makes for a graceful shape, but the real reason for this is that on one side is a stanchion protecting the gas meters and on the other is a fire escape ladder- interference with the ladder wasn't an option, so I needed to figure out how to design the gate so that it would wrap around the gas meters without sticking way out into the alley.

Also shown are the hinges, and the steel that covers bolt heads on the lock plate when the door is closed.

Last week I made a security gate for Adrift Cafe in Anacortes- Nicole wanted something pretty that would keep items stored in the alley doorway secure at night.