Wrought Iron Encompasses a Beautiful Craft

Wrought iron is a form of iron that has been preferred as a material by blacksmiths, ever since man learned to produce iron from the ore, through the process of heating it. The term ‘wrought’, signifies anything that is worked on. Blacksmiths in days gone by, constantly heated such iron in forges and continued to ... Read More »

What is Wrought Iron

What is Wrought Iron

Wrought iron is an iron alloy with a very low carbon (0.1 to 0.25) content in contrast to cast iron, and has fibrous inclusions, known as slag. This is what gives it a “grain” resembling wood, which is visible when it is etched or bent to the point of failure. Wrought iron is tough, malleable, ductile and easily welded. Historically, it was known as “commercially ... Read More »

Restoring this wonderful fireplace surround

Restoration of Antique Wrought Ironwork

Restoration of Antique Wrought Ironwork Don Barker The restoration of ironwork involves the repair or re-instatement of corroded or damaged components as distinct from ‘preservation’ which involves the arrest of corrosion and the maintenance of the article in its current state. The latter is normally only carried out on museum quality ironwork and is not ... Read More »