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 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 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 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 us.
Walnut Top cap with hot rolled uprights and stainless infill.

The Garden show

You know after our last endeavor landed us on the cover of Landscape architecture we just have to say we love working with our friends over at Arterra Landscape Architects.  We were lucky to help them out on their booth this year at the Sf Flower and Garden show...where they struck GOLD! Well they won a gold medal for their booth.... Be sure to check them out when you go.. they have a garden in the fornt by the succulent gardens.. the one with all the color...  You can check out some of the planters, benches and panel stands we did for them...Give them a ring they'll make your spring special...check out the cover of Landscape Architecture and a couple quick shots of the planters and cube benches from the show....below... and call for heaven sakes... Spring started yesterday!

We miss you...

Gosh...seems like it has been so long since we have posted anything here... we have been crazy busy doing some amazing work that we can't wait to share with you... Look for more updates coming soon. In the meantime you can feast your eyes on this rendering of a glass railing we submitted for a gig in SF...and stay tuned ...need something built? Designed? Fabricated? We can draw it, render it, fabricate it and install it...just give us a call.

What makes architecture successful....?

Bruce Wright for one thing...
Great metal for another....see, that's where we come in. We worked with Bruce Wright on this beautiful house in SF. His vision our skills.  We did it for him and we can do it for you... Check out the article on What makes architecture successful over  @ Houzz....then give us a ring.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!
Happy New Year from
Five Twenty Two Industries!
Here is a little ornament we fabricated for MAK Studios and The Ornament Design Ball and Auction.  All proceeds went to Alice Water's Edible Schoolyard project...
May you have a peaceful and prosperous new year.

The end of the world.. just don't be late for dinner!

So I guess this is it...just make sure you are not late to dinner.  Especially since we just finished up a new dinning for Feldman Architecture. So wash your hands and dig in.. and when you wake up new years morning wishing the world had ended just be thankful for the eggs and coffee on the new breakfast table...