The Many Types of Iron Forgings

One of the greatest and most attractive things about forged iron artwork, furnishing and fixtures, is the broad variety of options you’ve got available. Whether you’re looking to build a gazebo, install a privacy fence or just hang some stunning artwork in your home, there are options for a completely personalized experience. In fact, it can be difficult to narrow all of your choices down to the one best choice! Learn the many types of iron forgings, including baskets, balusters, twisted pickets, scrolls, belly pickets, hammered material and embossed flat stock.

Iron Forgings: Baskets

One of the most beautiful and classy pieces of decorative iron forgings you can add to your home or yard is a gorgeous iron basket. Available in a wide variety of designs from solid shaped iron to weaved strips and bars, in any shape you can imagine, these are great to use as planters, for storage or just as a stunning decorative piece.


Balusters are also called spindles or stair sticks. They are the pillar-like structures that support your banister, handrail or fence on your balcony or staircase. As with other forms of ironwork, they can be made in a wide variety of forms and shapes, from thin pickets to broad and tear-shaped pillars. They add a subtle touch of grace to any railing, banister or fence.


Pickets are bars that make up supports in railings. They can be shaped, wavy and curved, as belly pickets are, or they can be twisted to add an artistic touch. Like balusters, they are often used on railings and stairs. Whether you choose a twisted picket or belly picket, it will provide equal protection and support and will look beautiful as a part of your home décor.

Hammered Material

Hammered iron can look absolutely stunning. Have you ever seen ironwork that appears to have an intricate pattern of divots covering the surface and creating a complex artistic look? This is probably hammered material. This process requires a high degree of artisanship and craftsmanship and is sure to be a talking point with your guests.

Embossed Flat Stock

Embossing, in many ways, is the opposite of hammering. Where hammering creates an indentation for a pattern, embossing stamps the metal around the design down, so that the design itself is raised and stands out. It is also known as a relief decoration. Embossing is an excellent choice for those who have a design idea that they really want to stand out and make an impact and has been popular for centuries on a variety of materials. It’s a great way to show off your design aesthetic.

These are just a few of the kinds of iron forgings you can choose for your new home and yard decoration and enhancements. If you would like to explore the world of options iron can bring to your project, take some time to look over the services we offer and get in touch with us for answers to all your questions today.