Our projects are artistic, mechanical, monochromatic, brightly colored, industrial, and visual. Simply put – they are as unique as our clients. Knowing we are only as good as our last commission keeps us eager to find our next challenge.
Quick Trick Tube Stack. This table uses something as strong as pipe in a non-traditional manner and then gives it an industrial finish for artistic sake. The pipes are cut and welded to a steel back bone and the pieces are then hot dip galvanized. The zinc coating is not uniform in color or pattern.
With a vase profile and turbine blade imagery this table skirts the line between industrial and artistic. All steel construction and clear powder coating ensures durability should this table find itself outside. The top is 60 inch diameter x 10mm thick tempered glass with a center hole for an umbrella.
Elegance in Brass and oyster. These chandeliers conceal their wiring so only the crisp lines, clean tubes, and smooth terminals support the frosted white shades. Everything that looks brass is brass. Steel and aluminum were cut and welded then powder coated oyster.
A batch of six matching chandeliers were produced for Spring Cypress Presbyterian Church. They were remodeling their sanctuary and we were privileged to contribute.
The perimeters of the fixtures are cut with the church’s selected design. All parts are aluminum. Parts were water jet cut, slip rolled, welded, milled, and turned at HCMW and we handled the outside processing.
The oyster bar at the State of Grace restaurant in River Oaks, Houston was made by HCMW. It took a combination of technology and hand working to produce this. The customer provided us with a digital design of the shape of the bar. Cutting that from a file would get us templates, but those templates needed trimming and fitting to match the actual structure in place. Once the templates were correct, we began to cut and hammer the brass over them. This is a time consuming process that is best not to be rushed. Like the main surface, the transaction counter was also hand hammered. Other trades trimmed out the main bar with a wooden elbow rest.
The lobby bar of the Hotel Galvez is easily accessible after hours. Prior to construction of this cage, all of the alcohol had to be secured each night and returned to the bar each day. This cage is both attractive and functional. The panels have locks on the bottom that all share one key. Each panel weighs less than ten pounds and can be stored efficiently on a rack in the closet behind the bar. The dismantling of this cage takes less than five minutes each time. A great improvement over the time it takes to collect 75 bottles of liquor.
Nearby cabinet doors received matching cutout panels.
The church provided us with the artwork for their cross design. We water jet cut steel to match each piece of their cross, welded brackets to the back of them, and had them powder coated.
Twenty four feet long and straight as an arrow. This divider has two continuous lengths of square tubing which fit through square holes milled in the vertical round tubes. This method maintained the straightness and consistency of the height. The glass panels are supported by water jet steel frames. The steel was sanded prior to welding and then cleaned and blackened. Brass accents cap the round tubes and provide fastening at the bases.
A batch of nine light fixtures. The two layered backing plate is water jet from steel and the pieces welded with tubing between them. The plate has a pocket in the back which conceals the electrical box. All of the steel was cleaned and blackened. From the end of the brass tubing extends a chain with an assembled brass chandelier supporting six lights each. The power wire passes through the back plate, brass tube, is woven through the chain, and enters the hanging fixture.
This table was built to display a deep sea hose at OTC. The customer’s name and parent company logo are cut into the base. It is made from 1/2″ thick steel and fully welded at all joints. Originally the customer wanted a plain, square tube steel table. I designed this and presented it as a more artistic option.
All steel bases cut from plate steel and rectangular tubing. The steel was cleaned before and after welding and then blackened. One pair was made.
These are the foot rails and stands at the main bar, chef’s kitchen bar, and oyster bar. The base was water jet from 1/4″ thick steel and TIG welded. Then the brass rings were brazed to to the stand. Once assembled the steel was blackened then the brass was cleaned. The tubes are blackened steel.
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