Gates & Railings

Forged Gates and Archways by Dan Nauman

Selected forged gates and archways designed and created by Dan Nauman.  The above gate won a silver medal from the “National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association” (NOMMA) in 2007.  Below is a detail image. The above driveway gate at “Lynden Sculpture Garden” in Milwaukee, won a bronze medal from NOMMA in 2013.  Below are...

Forged Railings by Dan Nauman

Selected forged railings designed and created by Dan Nauman.  The above railing won a gold medal from the “National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association” (NOMMA) in 2013.  The image below shows the verdigris patina that is evolviing after a few years. The above railing panels were exterior railings for a patio overlooking Green Bay,...

Bighorn Forge Receives Two Awards for Metalwork

Bighorn Forge received two awards last week at the “National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association” (NOMMA) convention “Metalfab 2013”, which was held in Albuquerque, NM. During this annual international convention, a “Top Job” contest is held, where many categories of forged, as well as fabricated works are voted upon by the NOMMA members. Bighorn...

Return to Lynden Bronze Rail

I just wanted to show you folks how the patina on a bronze railing is coming along. I installed this last year at “Lynden Sculpture Garden” in Milwaukee, WI. Above is how it looks today, below is the way it looked after installing the last panel in August of 2010. Here are some other...

Lynden Sculpture Garden East Driveway Gate

This is a driveway gate recently completed and installed for “Lynden Sculpture Garden” in Milwaukee, WI. (Note: To see larger images, simply click on the image, and a larger image will appear. Click again on that image for an even larger photo.) The gate was installed on a cold winter day, just 18 degrees...

Bronze Railing at Lynden Sculpture Garden

As promised, here are new images of the bronze railing I forged for “Lynden Sculpture Garden” in Milwaukee. I am adding these images, as the images published earlier in this blog were taken by me shortly after installing various sections. Since the railing was installed one piece at a time at different intervals, the...

Lynden Sculpture Garden Bronze Railing Finished

This morning I installed the terminus of the bronze railing at the Lynden Sculpture Garden. As you can see, the terminus is highly polished, and will need a few weeks to achieve the patina of the other four panels, which were installed earlier this year. When the patina reaches uniformity, I will enlist photographer...