Rainy days and Sunshine

You know those days when it's raining and you are just trying to get in the house and not get soaked?  We have solutions for you. We can build you an awning! its really just that simple. Look what we did for these nice people. Steel and glass. Sleek I'd say.... but I'm a bit biased. We also had to build them a fence being that the awning was so popular and you don't want all your neighbors gathering under your awning. (unless you do...hopeful they will bring wine) The great thing is it works for protecting you from the glaring sun as well. See??? we thought of everything. All these items are built to last. We hot dipped the steel and powder coated to match the windows. Give us a ring we can build you an awning, and if you don't like your neighbors so much, a fence as well.

Not all fabrication is the same.

You'll probably see this in person on the next AIA tour... but here is a sneak peek. 
We were happy to answer the call When the wonderful people over at John Lum Architecture called. See, they had some trouble and it turns out that what we have been saying all along is true. Not all fabrication is alike. You see there are structural guys that build beams, and then there are architectural people like ourselves. Well, the client had to find out the hard way. They hired a structural firm to do their rails.... bad decision, because the welds were awful and fabrication was sloppy. The poor client had to tear out the old railing and replace it....luckily for them we were able to help out. Before you get stuck and have to rip out some sloppy job or worse and have to live with it. Give us a ring.  Oh BTW if you have exposed structural beams give us a call. We can make them pretty. Steel might be a structural product but it doesn't have to look like it.

Oh...btw, if you need custom aluminum planter let us know... check it out. They fit like a glove.


Brass is the new black (BitnB)

Dont worry no spoilers and this brass is a bit more brassy than bronze which has a bit more Orange hue... Presenting the new 522RBRASS. Shown here with a sexy 1/2" x 1 1/2" brass top bar and 1/2" walnut top...I would say skip the Netflix original and go with 522 industries!

Pew Pew

Who needs the new Star Wars to enjoy lasers.
We just cut through this 1/4" steel like it was a blast door on the Tontine IV on its diplomatic mission to Alderaan.  Yes, Darth Vader is not the only one who can be so bold.  Need to Awaken your curbside appeal? Give us a ring. 


The oil rubbed variety is never third place. 
Our 522 bracket now comes in oil rubbed bronze. The "522RB". Need just a bracket?  We can do that.  Need a grip rail?  We can custom fabricate an Oil Rubbed bronze grip rail with the wood cap of your choosing, just send us some pictures and some measurements and we can ship.  Normal shipping time is "about two weeks". The top picture is 3/8" material with a 4/4" walnut top and our very own 522RB bracket. Oil rubbed bronze is not your thing?  Well, you do recall we sell them in hot rolled steel and stainless as well right?  Need something custom? give us a call.
522RB "oil rubbed bronze*"
522RHR "hot rolled steel with clear satin finish"
522SS "303 Stainless steel with polished finish"
522SHR "Hot rolled steel also available in Oil Rubbed bronze"

First Impressions

The first thing you see as you walk into this Berkeley home is our stair railing. And we think it makes quite an impression.  All hot rolled steel and being that the homeowner was concerned about VOC's we coated it with organic bee's wax. It will last a lifetime with minimal care. We worked with John Lum Architecture to help this client make a lasting impression... Call us, we can help make you stand apart from the rest.

Another Year another AIA Tour

Goodness.... I've missed you, it's been way too long.
We have been busy working hard, and there just so happens to be another AIA tour in the east bay where you can see what we have been working on. We worked with Kuth/Ranieri Architects on their ‘Canyon repose' project above the Claremont Hotel in the Berkley hills. We did the metal work for their exterior stair and railing and on the interior we did their trim around their fireplace.  The exterior is hot dipped galvanized for longevity and then we did a black patina to make it pop and get away from the hot dipped funkiness. The patina ends out having color variation and depth and maintains the metal look of the steel that paint tends to cover up. Plus the patina will outlast paint because unless the galvanized surface is properly prepped the paint will peel off within a year....The interior fireplace trim is cold rolled steel that we also put a black patina on.  Anyway, we did all this for these fine people and we can certainly do it for you. What are you waiting for....give us a call.

A time for reflection

As holidays are upon us and the end of year is in sight,
what a wonderful time to reflect....into our new 522 Industries mirrors! 
Our solid brass round mirrors come with 1/4" thick mirror glass and are available in several different sizes. We took the brass and hand applied a dark "oil rubbed" finish, then slowly took that down with steel wool to reveal more of a soft, brighter finish. Comes in two different styles of mounting plates.  What a great year this was, thank you all for making it possible.  Reflect on the past year with one of your own... Oh and you can throw in a few brass coat hooks too boot... nobody looks good in those big wintery coats....
Call us we have some mirrors in stock! And these coat hooks make ridiculously awesome stocking stuffers.

Encrypted Luxe

Just finished up a super sexy fireplace in Sonoma.
Encrypted into the pattern is a house blessing....how cool is that?  All hot rolled steel with a clear satin finish. No grind marks, and it's all welded from behind. Kinda sweet dontyathink? There are two panels one in the dinning room and one in the living room and with the space between all the shapes you get a bit of a Morie effect as you walk around the room. We got to work with the wonderful architects over a Baken, Gillam & Kroger and the awesome crew from Jim Murphy & Assoc that built this amazing house.
We can bless your house as well.. you just have to give us a ring.

Get your Maker On.

All right, everyone is getting in on the Maker scene...
To help you out, 522 industries is introducing the Analog Firebox. Its just like our original firebox but now in Analog! If you are into making things and just starting out, might as well try your hand at making a truly worthwhile project.  You need a bottle of wine, (you can substitute a couple of beers, bourbon or even Bubbly water) some wood, kindling, paper, some matches, the 522 industries analog Firebox™ and a few friends. Make a small stack in the middle of the Firebox™, starting with the paper, then add kindling and top that off with the wood. (Oak is great) Next, light the paper with the match, and watch the magic.  Now open your libations, delight your friends and feel the warmth of the fire you you have just made! Congratulations! You are a true Maker! The 522 Analog Firebox is made of 3/16" A588 Cor-ten steel so it will weather nicely in your yard. If that wasn't enough there is a handy storage area for spare parts! You know.. because we care! Call us for pricing!

A box for Logs

Because you don't want them littered all over the floor.
  If you have a space in your wall and you want to store some logs.. please call us. We are experienced log box people. We can also build the fireplace for that matter. How about this, what ever your fireplace needs are, whether log storage or burning said logs call us, we can help.

In case you missed it

I'm sure most of you saw this during the San Francisco Living AIA home tour in Sept. But just in case you were out of town or hiding under a rock or something, here are a couple shots of the Winfield Residence in SF.  She was the Belle of the Ball if you ask me..the house was designed by Husband and Wife Architects Ted Arleo and Michelle Kriebel and built by our friend Blair Burke and his fantastic crew....Follow the links to more pictures of the house... I seemed to have been fixated on our stair. We helped Architects Ted and Michelle design their stair.. we can help you too...just give us a ring.

All work and no play...can somtimes lead to a great dinner...

But... you should have fun while you cook... please.. or do it in style at least. That's it, if you can't have fun, do it in style. And do it on a 522 Industries kitchen work table. Do it tonight.
Well, I'm sure these people are having fun while doing it in style as well...introducing a little work table styled after one of our more favorite Months of the year...it is after all the early spring months where inspiration comes from...huh?  We were lucky enough to work with Regan Baker Design for one of their clients on this beautiful work table...and hey if you need furniture let us know, this butcher block top on hot rolled steel base or at least something similar to it can be yours. Just give us a ring.

The Eastern Span

I know, I know.... we all feel it.  I hope you made it across one last time.  I made a special trip with the family and took in the bay lights as well... it was good.  If you start to feel nostalgic compose yourself and head over to our square site and pick up a T-shirt. They are black American apparel and we are going with soft water based inks, you know because we care... they have our new Eastern Span logo on the front and the old 522 on the back be sure to let us know what size when you check out.....oh hey, if you need some metalwork let us know... we still do that as well.

Glassy and classy

I don't know.. I guess I just couldn't think of a better title... but it IS glass and it IS classy...and it's just fun to say.....Go on, say it five times as fast as you can....and if you can't say it five times.. just give us a call once.. we can handle it from there...

Clear satin on Hot rolled steel, rift sawn white oak and 1/2" tempered glass... you know the rest...if you are looking for, Mitered cuts, minimal visible welds, no grind marks, counter-bored socket head fasteners and just a damn fine looking rail, you should call us.

Art Work and glass railings...

Looks like the only thing in a frame here is the glass railing.... so we had to make it nice.. cantilevered metal frame holds the top edge of this tempered glass railing. The bottom of the glass was drilled so we could bolt through the glass and into the floor joists...with custom hot rolled spacers to match the railing...call us.. we would be happy to be apart of your collection too...

Simple clean lines

You know, some forget that simple and clean looks great.
That's it... we just had to remind some of you.
We can help...call us.
Walnut Top cap with hot rolled uprights and stainless infill.