Steel Stair / Landing

This landing/stair unit is made to match several existing on the clients property.

Steel Landing / Stair

Steel Landing / Stair

Steel Landing / Stair

Steel Landing / Stair



Structural Support for Long Porch

This is a steel support for a long front porch. The Posts are HEAVY as is the Header. Atop the header you will see one of the guys welding punched flanges on 16″ centers. The joists coming across from the roof will bolt to these flanges and the whole structure will be extremely sturdy. Good design.



Real Estate Agent’s Hand Rail Special

We got a call from a Maureen Parker at Coldwell Banker about one of her listings. The home had a long undulating stair run with no rail. Both for aesthetics and safety Maureen wanted to add a rail. We had to come up with something attractive, affordable , and expedient as the home is on the market (it’s in Northwest Hills and is priced well if you decide to call Maureen and buy it) so here is what we came up with-

It’s a bit of a wonky picture because of the length but you get the picture. Much safer and prettier.

Custom Ornamental Porch Support

This is a before of a clients mid-century bungalow in mid-repair. Note the plain post.

And now the new porch support in the design SHE drew for us. Quite a compliment to her home. Sometimes I am amazed at how much small touches enhance the curb appeal of an older home.

I thought I’d add this pic of the post in progress because it’s fun to see these projects come together and every now and then an iphone CAN take a decent photo.


Flitch Plates

These are custom flitch plates made to reinforce a wood beam by bolting through either side of the beam like a sandwich. Builders are familiar with this technique.

The larger if these pairs are 19 feet in length. Quite a span. We make these and other custom brackets with our trusty 42 Ton UniHydro Ironworker.

This machine snips plate steel and punches holes of the various dimensions needed for our work.