An Eye for Detail
A sample of the craft of architectural metal design, fabrication, and installation.
The owner of custom metal fabrication firm Axial to Terminal, Sam Derouin calls this his “executive series” handrail. The frame and uprights are made in 1018 cold rolled steel and sealed with a clear lacquer. The color is a custom patina formula he developed which has been named “the leather.” The infill is 1/2-in. low iron glass, and all glass clamps and hardware were custom made.
On his website’s about page, Derouin tells the origination story of his devotion to craft. “I started doing metal work twenty years ago out of curiosity. My grandfather used to take me to a farm called Tillers on weekends. This farm was also a school where they trained people in low-powered agriculture. Among their many facilities was a blacksmith shop where I learned how to light the forge and make rudimentary tools and blades using traditional techniques,” he wrote. “As craftspeople, we aim to refine our trade and consistently find simple solutions to complex problems.”
Photo – http://www.kengutmaker.com
Handrail – www.axialtoterminal.com