Wrought Iron Hat and Coat Stands
Ornate Victorian Style Coat Stands for the Home or Office
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Where can I buy wrought iron coat stands?
About Wrought Iron
Wrought iron is commercially pure iron - with a very low carbon content.
This is in contrast to steel, an alloy - another popular coat stand material (see steel coat stands) which has a higher carbon content.
Steel = 2% carbon + iron.
Wrought iron is a fibrous material. This is due to the slag that is formed in the material during smelting. Slag gives wrought-iron a grainy feeling, almost resembling wood. The grain is especially visible when it is etched or bent.
Wrought iron is tough, malleable, ductile and easily welded. The perfect material for intricate coat stands!
Metal Coat Stands
Metal coat stands are usually made in chrome, steel, aluminium, or wrought-iron. The following sections describe each of these types of metal coat stands.
Chrome Coat Stands
Chrome coat stands have a metallic look and feel.
Aluminium coat stands are usually brushed to make them more attractive than unbrushed aluminium. Aluminium coat stands have thicker tubes used to construct the shaft of the coat stand. Aluminium is used to make Cannondale aluminium bicycles and the same principles of thickness and strength apply to coat stands.
Steel Coat Stands
Steel coat stands come in one of two flavours - Tubular steel and Steel rod. Tubular steel coat stands using steel tubes and pipes to construct the frame of the coat stand.
Wrought Iron Coat Stands
Wrought iron coat stands are usually made in the antique or Victorian style with curls and bends in the crown and legs of the stand.
Wrought Iron and Its Decorative Use (Book)
Wrought Iron and Its Decorative Use
A superb treasury of decorative wrought iron, this well-illustrated volume presents an informative survey of the ancient craft's practice throughout England. Its history can be traced simply by admiring the crisp black-and-white illustrations of gates, railings, screens
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