Custom Iron Hardware
Our products have the craftsmanship of our ancestors which shows in the small irregularities and inconsistencies of our hand-hammered products and hand painted patina finishes, a small testament that these items are not stamped out of an assembly line.
Our forte is our hand chosen line of designs in historical wrought iron reproductions with an emphasis on the original style iron hardware/fasteners, such as, decorative screws, hand-hammered square head lag screws/bolts and hammered head carriage bolts. We have created an expansive collection of door, furniture, cabinet, and trunk hardware in all of our unique design options from the most rustic to the most primitive forged iron, not excluding our dramatic ornate iron.
Specialty and Unique Fasteners
We offer the largest selection of old world style decorative screws, black wood screws, brass wood screws, square head lag screws, machine bolts, square head bolts, black lag bolts, round head bolts, decorative lag bolts, wrought iron bolts, turn buckles, elevator bolts and carriage bolts. These specialty fasteners are available in all standard sizes, such as, 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", and 3/4" diameter and various lengths from 3/4" up to 20" long. Our decorative screws are smaller sized wood screws in black, brass and bronze. The smooth, hammered, and pyramid hammered textures our company crafts elevates our square head and hex head lag bolts and through bolts to a designer taste making them versatile enough to accent all design styles, while adding the integrity of the structural fastener. Need a decorative head that doesn't spin when you tighten a nut, a carriage bolt is what you are looking for. Complete the look by pairing decorative bolts with square nuts or hex nuts in hammered textures and hand painted finishes. Dont forget to check out our best sellers the square cap nuts.
Faux & Functioning
Our iron hinge strap line based on historical replicas is unique in style and custom made to each order, although, we do have some in stock items that ship within a week. Our hinge straps have an option of being used as a faux decorative strap or a fully functioning pintle, butt, or barrel hinge. We also offer small cabinet, furniture, and trunk hinges. Our rustic hardware can transform any furniture or door into a masterpiece.
Decorative Nail Heads
What are clavos? Clavo is a Spanish word meaning nail, and are typically a large, decorative nail head. Also referred to as door studs, rustic nail heads, decorative nails and faux bolt heads these fasteners have many decorative uses. Clavos or decorative nail heads are frequently used as adornments to doors, cabinets, furniture, and gates. These decorative nail heads can also be applied to wood beams as faux bolt heads to create the look of large, old fashion bolt heads. Our clavos have a thick, sturdy nail allowing them to be used in nearly any wood application. This nail style makes them slightly different than furniture tacks or upholstery tacks, which have a very thin, lightweight nail. The clavos in Old West Iron’s hardware line are made of hand-forged iron, cast iron, solid bronze, or solid copper. Our designer approved, high-quality clavos are the perfect addition to any project. We offer many hand-painted patina finishes that are rust preventative to fit any taste or design style. Our colors include but are not limited to black, oil rubbed bronze, wrought iron patina, rusty metal, aged pewter, gunmetal, and raw unfinished metal.
Hand-Forged Rustic Iron Hardware
Furniture & Door Hardware
We offer furniture and door hardware to adorn pieces such as hutches, armoires, trunks and console tables, as well as, decorative and functional hardware you see on cabinets, front doors, garage doors and gates. These products range from large iron speakeasy grills and iron door viewers to cabinet knobs, barn door pulls, drawer cup pulls, latches, cane bolts, hinges, metal rings, rustic door knockers and decorative iron strapping. Our decorative iron straps are broken down into different categories, iron strap hinges, extra large strap hinges, metal strapping, and our small door and furniture straps as L straps, T straps, corner straps, and straight straps. The difference between our decorative iron hinge straps, rustic iron strapping, and straight straps is in the design. The dummy hinge straps have a design on one end with a flat end to go against a hinge or the edge of a door. The straight straps have a decorative design at both ends and is intended to go in the center of a piece or to join to items together. Our rustic metal straps are long straight flat bars to be used on any surface and any project in hammered, embossed and riveted styles.
Architectural Face Plates
Wood Construction Connectors
Our decorative yet structural builder supplies include our iron face plates such as T plates and L plates. Our straight plates are great for hiding unsightly seams and supporting beams and posts. K plates and center plates are designed to support the trusses and beam in the ridge. To support the top of the ridge we recommend ridge center plates. To brace the sides of the trusses you should use gable end plates and gable thru plates. We also offer angle iron, iron straps, angle braces, and beam straps. These iron braces are often used as post and beam brackets, ridge supports, truss plates and more.
Structural & Decorative
Iron Joist Hangers
Joist hangers are the structural and decorative iron hanger brackets that support the connection of two perpendicular beams. Our decorative joist hangers are availabe in two styles, tabbed or concealed. Only tabbed or faux concealed iron joist hangers can be installed after the beam is installed. Pair these decoative metal brackets with our square head lags to complete the look.
hand-forged iron u-straps
Fireplace mantel straps custom made to each order in many design styles. These three sided iron straps are designed to function as decorative and structural pieces and can be customized with a metal ring, hooks and bars for added functionality. Our decorative metal straps for wood beams are a perfect accent to any fireplace mantel.
The commonly misused term "wrought iron" is no longer produced on a commercial scale. True wrought iron is a semi-fused mass of smelted iron created by heating ore in a forge with charcoal, which both expels most of the slag and welds the iron into a solid mass. In the 1860's wrought iron was replaced by mild steel since it was less expensive and more readily available. Most of today's products described as "wrought iron" are actually mild steel. The term "wrought" was actually used to describe the process used to create the iron, the word wrought itself meaning worked in Middle English. Our iron products are steel (an alloy of carbon and steel, with iron being the base metal) unless otherwise specified. We do offer a hand applied finish that replicated the look of the old wrought iron.