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The Homeowner’s Guide to Custom Metal Fabrication: What Is It and How Does It Work?

One way to set your home apart from the rest in the neighborhood is to purchase custom

metal art pieces or accents. The range of metal products and fabrication is practically

limitless, which allows you to create the perfect piece for your home.

Knowing everything that you can expect from this process will help you navigate it when it's

time to start planning out your own project.

Here is a homeowners' guide to how custom metal fabrication works.

What Is Custom Metal Fabrication?

Custom metal and steel fabrication is the process of taking raw metals and turning them into

shapes and pieces for assembly.

You'll be able to work with someone to design a piece that reflects your style and fits the

area that you're planning on placing it in. This is also when you conceptualize the different

materials and tools that will be necessary for the job.

Your fabricator will be able to provide you with a three-dimensional CAD (Computer-Aided

Design) image that'll give a good idea of what your piece will look like. The professional will

be able to iron out any potential structural problems at this stage.

How Does It Work?

A simple definition of metal fabrication is taking metal and cutting it into a specific size and


Next comes the step of forming the metal. This means manipulating the metal by taking

different elements and assembling them in a look that you want.

Depending on the look that you're going for, the process can involve tools like laser cutters,

saws, shears, and electronic welders. Some types of metal need extreme heat in order to

manipulate and shape them.

If you're looking to add a piece like a fire pit to your home, a roller will go over the raw metal

and press it into a thin and cylindrical shape.

There will also be some post-fabrication treatments like painting, grinding, or bolting. Other

secondary finishing treatments can be assembly, bonding, riveting, and sawing.

Upgrade Your Home

Adding custom metal pieces or art is a great way to personalize your home.

You can choose to install pieces like iron benches, handrails, or iron fire pits. Other

possibilities are metal gates, fences, grills, metal artwork, smokers, and various fixtures or


Decide where your home needs updating or where you spend the most time. This will help

you determine what custom fabrication will work best for your needs.

Custom Pieces That'll Make an Impact

Custom metal fabrication is a way to add interesting and unique details to your home that

will wow your guests. You can work with a fabricator to create a custom piece perfect for any

home or situation.

Forgedweld specializes in providing quality welding, fabrication, and custom metal services

those in the Leonardtown, Maryland area.

Check out our other blog posts for more ideas, information, and tips on custom metal


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