Welding Copper is Possible... & It Makes Great Interior Framing

Is “welding” copper possible? Absolutely. The trick is establishing the ideal joining method for your application.

Metal Picture Rails: The Emerging Way to Blend Historic, Modern Looks

Picture rails are the least familiar of all metal mouldings. But that only means more opportunity for you, right?

Shunning picture hooks and the like in favor of picture rails (also known as gallery rails) is another sneaky-smart way to class up the mundane.

Which Profiles & Metals Make the Best Picture Rails?

Picture rails aren’t necessarily new. But only recently have creative designers started using them with a modern twist --- metal.

Coming to A’18? Make Time For These 5 Architectural Tours in NYC

Heading to the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture from June 21-23 in Manhattan? Sounds like the perfect time to enjoy one of the many inspiring architectural tours in NYC, a city famous for its sky-high beauties.

Pairing Decorative Metal Trim to Your Project Just Got Easier

There will always be designers who want control of every single detail, down to the last thread, sliver, or scrap. That philosophy can apply to choosing decorative metal trim. To each their own, we say.

5 Easy Specification Tips from Metal Fabricators

Even the most talented metal fabricators can struggle to churn out a winning part if you make the production process hard for them.

5 Steel Window Designs That'll Make You Rethink Your Next Project

Steel windows boast a sleek, modern look. They've been used by architects for generations in numerous residential and commercial settings. But despite their beauty and longevity, we count only three (three!) active steel window manufacturers in the United States. Notably, one of those[...]

8 Ways to Use Architectural Metals for a Strong Visual Impact

Will people remember your building after interacting with it? Or will they leave and immediately forget it?

5 Expert Tips for Designing the Worst Roll Formed Parts Ever

Who wants to make great roll formed parts? Not you, obviously. Optimization is so boring. You’re a trailblazer, a forward thinker -- and that means going against the grain. Breaking tradition.

Types of Architectural Metal Mouldings - Basic Guide

The terminology of architectural mouldings (also spelled moldings) can be vague and confusing. Here’s a quick overview of common types and distinctions.

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