Not only do we install the most beautiful wrought iron fences in Springdale but we also appreciate the materials and how best to work with them to ensure your final product is simply stunning and flawless. To look at the history of wrought iron is to look at the history of man’s innovations. Throughout time, wrought iron has been used to build ancient structures, warships, and railways. Wrought iron has fought wars, built kingdome, and provided the structures to everlasting historical landmarks. Today, the timeless look of wrought iron can be found anywhere in homes from light fixtures to wine racks to candle holders.
The term “wrought iron” comes from the past tense form of the verb to work. Throughout time, many historic forms of the English language have fallen of use and after a long period of time the word “wrought” became replaced by “worked.” So, the term “wrought iron” means “worked iron.” Before the developments of modern steel making, wrought iron was the most commonly used form of malleable iron. This means that unlike cast iron, wrought iron is not as brittle. It has a lower carbon content, which makes it harder and stronger yet easier to weld. At its peak, wrought iron was used in manufacturing of nearly everything, all over the world.
The popularity and use of the raw material wrought iron diminished with the growing availability of mild steel. Mild steel, which also has low carbon content, contains many of the properties of wrought iron. Because mild steel is cheaper and easier to mass produce, the raw material wrought iron gradually disappeared, until the last ironworks ceased production in the 1970’s. Wrought iron is no longer produced on a commercial scale, but is still made for replication, restoration and conservation of historical ironwork. Many products today described as wrought iron are actually made of mild steel. Products such as railings, gates, furniture, lighting and other ornamental work are produced of mild steel.
Today, the craft of manipulating raw steel by hand with hammer and anvil continues to be an art in the growing demand for quality handmade wrought iron home accessories and furniture. Even though wrought iron decor is hammered and shaped from newer stronger forms of raw material like mild steel, the beauty and detail of this labor intensive craft can still be appreciated.
This timeless tradition lives on in a multitude of products available from a variety of wrought iron specialty stores and local blacksmith shops. Because the iron element and style is so universal, Wrought Iron Furniture and Iron Decor can be found in nearly every home, cabin or commercial establishment. Heirloom quality wrought iron decor and iron furniture can be found in stores like Timeless Wrought Iron, where interior decor and furniture is of heirloom quality and meant to last for generations. Wrought Iron has satisfied people’s tastes and needs for thousands of years and will continue to be of great value for years to come.
Our experts have been installing wrought iron fences in Northwest Arkansas for over 20 years. Whether you are purchasing for your family or a commercial business, choosing the right fence company to work with is an important decision. FenceCo understands the materials we use and that is what makes us the best option for your fencing needs. Call today for an instant quote.