When considering iron work for a home or business, clients primarily focus on function — an iron door for security, a railing for safety and durability. But there is so much more to custom iron work, and San Marcos Iron Doors can bring almost any idea to life.

One client made good use of our talents and services with spectacular results. What looks like an avant-garde sculpture on the property is actually a silver painted iron structure that hides some unsightly equipment. So delighted with the results, they then commissioned a purely artistic piece, custom designed by San Marcos Iron Doors based only on a cherished verse that paid tribute to motherhood. “From Ashes to Beauty” is an impressive 20-foot iron sculpture painted in our own custom red.

Ideas are limited only by the imagination, ranging from whimsical to practical. When one homeowner asked if we could illustrate her lifelong passion for cactus, we said of course! Happy iron cacti painted in green and brown on her quirky indoor stair rail never fail to bring a smile to visitors.  The iron door of a devoted racer boasts a handmade iron horse and rider set among matching scrollwork. An ultramodern pool gate of plasma-cut black circles was designed specifically to match the grill on a pool drain. Companion trees grace one iron door while a bold eagle spans another.

Of course the existing designs at San Marcos Iron Doors are always available, but we love to work with clients who want to think outside the box. Is there a design they’ve always dreamed about? Something they saw and wondered if it could be created in iron? They don’t even have to know how to draw; just tell us the idea and we can go from sketch to CAD (computer assisted design) to final fabrication, with client input and approval every step of the way.

Iron art work for your home or business need not be scary. San Marcos Iron Doors can help you own something as simple as a graceful garden trellis to an elegant bannister to sculptures tailor made for your home — all exquisite works of iron art to enjoy forever. u



San Marcos Iron Doors is the premiere custom wrought iron door company in the market with 35 years’ experience in handcrafted doors, railings, staircases, furniture, sculptures and much more. They have four Texas locations with showrooms at 2525 IH35 South, San Marcos, 512-949-3667; 219 West Nakoma, San Antonio, 210-651-3201; and their newest location in San Antonio at 18730 Stone Oak Parkway, 210-446-4459. For more information, visit www.sanmarcosirondoors.com.