RUSTIC HAND-FORGED BARN DOOR HARDWARE.

When we say "handcrafted hardware," we really mean it.

HAND-FORGED
BARN DOOR HARDWARE

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how do we forge our hardware?

There are several methods to forge metals, but in our case, we use a classic, ancient method: hand-forging, also known as blacksmithing! The process consists of heating a metal piece inside an extremely hot furnace, placing the metal piece on top of an anvil, and repeatedly beating it with different hammers to the desired shape. This process also includes cutting, compressing, bending, and creating patterns with the help of different hammers and other tools.

When heated, the metal color is a significant indicator of the iron's workability. As the metal heats, it will change its color, and it will first glow red, then orange, then yellow, and finally white. The orange-yellow range is considered the ideal temperature for forging. Since the color of the hot metal is so essential for hand-forging, that is the reason a lot of blacksmiths, like Bill, work in dim, low-light conditions.

Now let's take a look at some beautiful shots of Bill at work!

RealCraft Metalworks: hammering and shaping the flat track hangers
RealCraft Metalworks: Bill Apple working at the shop
RealCraft Metalworks: Anvil used for forging at the shop
RealCraft Metalworks: Shop close up
RealCraft Metalworks: Bill's hands after a long day or work
RealCraft Metalworks: Bill Appple posing with a hammer on top of an anvil
RealCraft Metalworks:  Bill hand forging a hanger for the hammered barn door hardware kit
RealCraft Metalworks: Bill posing with the tools he uses to forge hardware
RealCraft Metalworks: Bill hand forging and shaping a barn door ring pull
RealCraft Metalworks: Bill's hand posgin with tools used to forge iron
RealCraft Metalworks: Close up on forgin tools
RealCraft Metalworks:  Bill hands holding gloves on top of molding tool

A close up on some of our hand forged products: Ring pull, strap hinges, and regular hinges.

RealCraft Metalworks: close up on rustic hammered barn door ring pull
RealCraft Metalworks: close up on strap hinges for carriage doors
Close up on regular hinges

Shop Hand-Forged Hardware by RealCraft

RealCraft offers a large selection of hand-forged door hardware and also crafts custom designs upon request. For more information on custom hand-forged hardware, send us an email at info@realcraft.com