- L A W R E N C E B U R G , K Y  -  5 0 2 . 8 5 9 . 3 1 7 0 -
M a y n a r d  S t u d i o s  ~ L a w r e n c e b u r g , K y .  5 0 2 . 8 5 9 . 3 1 7 0
When you examine a piece in one of our
railings, you're looking at something that
didn't come from a box. Everything we do
starts out as long pieces of raw stock
sraight from the mill.
Before anything is cut to size, the first
step is to work with the client to create a
design that is uniquely theirs.  We may
use similar elements, but won't do the
same railing twice.  Your design will be
yours alone.
Once a design in finalized, the materials are acquired and the studio begins to hum with the
sounds of stock being sawn and sheared to length. Piles of blanks begin to stack up, ready to
transform into the pieces in a grand puzzle.
One by one, each piece is heated in the forge to 1800°,
then shaped and formed to its specifications.  We have
hammers that weigh from 3 oz. for delicate work to a
massive 100 lb air-driven forging hammer that strikes
four times a second.
Things are slowly pieced together until the finished railing begins to take
shape.  All welds are dressed and sculpted smooth.  From start to
installation, it's a process that can sometimes take weeks or even months.
From Raw Stock To Railing
The transformation can sometimes be
dramatic, making for an interesting
contrast between the original blank (left)
and the newly forged component.