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   Morris L Hallowell IV - Custom Architectural Ironwork


Stereo Equipment Stand     Details & Photos


Glass Top Plant Stand with recessed top surface. Tapered legs with upset feet. Riveted-tenon through hot-punched mortise joinery. Split-basket-weave stretcher detail.


End table. Legs of 1" square solid iron with upset feet, mortises for the stretchers hot-punched on the diagonal, the upper ends forged into mounting flanges screwed directly to the underside of the oak top. X-cross stretcher squished at the center to orient both arms into same horizontal plane, their tenons rivet-headed into the leg mortise recesses.



Side table. 13" x 13" x 30" high.  Iron base by Morris Hallowell.  Slumped, irridescent glass "tablecloth" by Ann Hallowell.    Another, 9" x 9" x 18" high.



Tall Side Tables with Tapered and Footed Legs, Upset Top Edges and Mortise-Tenon-Rivet Joinery


Draped glass topped side table with tapered legs, upset feet, hot-punch-mortised and rivet-tenoned stretchers.


Glass Top Plant Stand. Forged by Morris Hallowell, with glass inserts slumped to shape by Ann Hallowell. Rope-twist stretcher detail.


End table with tapered legs, square-pad feet, rope-twist stretcher, mortise-and-tenon-rivet joinery. One-piece, Douglas Fir top.


Iron trestle table, with top of one solid slice of an American black walnut tree, 96" x 34" x 3" thick.

Leg detail from above table.


Dog kennel, by Ann Hallowell


Bench. 20" x 38" x 19" High.  Leg frames forged from 1 1/4" square stock. Pictured in Dona Meilach's book, Ironwork Today,  Schiffer, 2006.,  Page 153.


                                                                                                                                                                                            Joinery detail from this bench.


  Stool, with angled, tapered legs


Kitchen counter wine rack fo 20 standard Bordeaux bottles., Hammered from 3/4" square iron bar with all joinery forged from hot-punched mortises, hand forged rivets and tenons. Weight 55 pounds, empty.


  Iron Wineracks, with squished indents to locate each bottle.


End Table. 15" x 20" x 18" high. 1 1/4" square legs. Mortise & Tenon joinery with upset feet. One-piece, solid Douglas Fir top.


Rectangular bench. 18" high. Upset ends to feet and slats. All tenon & rivet joinery.


Iron bench with client-supplied Jarrah wood top.


Details available for support stretchers on tables and benches:

Rivet-mortise-tenon Joinery. Holes hot-punched through bars to create the mortise, resulting in an organic bulge around the hole. Crossbars with ends forged into tenons. Tenons passed through mortises and the extended ends riveted over.


Plain Twist. Made by isolating a short section at the middle of an orange-hot bar and twisting only that.


Rope Twist.  Made as above, but having first forged deep grooves longitudinally down the center of each face of the bar, only where it is to be twisted.


Basket Twist.  First, slots are chiseled completely through a hot bar, on both the X and the Y axes. The area to be twisted is heated to a bright orange, isolated; then, it is twisted in 360 in one direction, and promptly 180 back again---which opens the "basket".


Flat-squished, 180-degree twist.


Blacksmith's Tool Chest.   34" x 16" x 11".   Southern yellow pine with forged iron handles, latches, hinges and reinforced corners. 


To fulfill your concept, made especially for you, takes time. If you are considering some custom hardware for a project you are undertaking, please consider ordering it in parallel with your project rather than waiting until you are ready to install. If you can order it enough in advance, it will be far more likely that it will be ready for you when you are ready for it.

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Morris L. Hallowell IV - Architectural Ironwork

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