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.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

This table uses green slate from a dear friend's kitchen counter. Many happy memories!
Steel tube, blackened and lacquered.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

New table for Jackie

This will go in the entry at our city house, with shelves and a tile top.
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Friday, April 15, 2011

End cabinet

This cabinet fouts by the range, for handy storage of flat cookware . Finish is a blackened oxide similar to gun bluing, finished with museum wax.
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Mid cabinet

Ready to go!
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sink cabinets

Ready for delivery
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Concept sketch for hand railing.
Jackie and I were kicking ideas around and she suggested glass waves, something like this:

Monday, April 04, 2011

Here is the Insta-Blak 333 finish on flat panels.
Truly an antique, rustic look, very different from a painted surface, a blackening patina.
There is some variation in shade and reflection, from a deeper black to more of a gun blue, though the general impression is that of blackened antique steel.