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Treading Lightly

Dave and I view our business as an extension of who we are, so it only makes sense that we extend our passion for sustainability to the work we do.  Cobalt Designworks contributes to the health and well-being of Mother Earth in a myriad of ways: Our heirloom-quality architectural metalworks will last for generations. Metal [...]

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Brick Oven + Metal Trailer = Mobile Pizza Delicousness

Just one of the benefits of doing custom metal work is the wide variety of cool projects that come our way.  Our friend Russell is the master baker behind “Russell’s Breads“.  He makes beautiful artisan loaves like these:

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Ornamental Metal Gate Greets Lavender Lovers

Many of you have been keeping up with our driveway gate project  for owners of a new lavender farm in Woodinville, WA (Woodinville Lavender).  We recently installed it and wanted to share pictures of the final work of art.  The steel frame is powder coated with a faux rust color texture. The steel panels have [...]

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Driveway Gate — Work in Progress

A glimpse of what’s going on in the shop these days — a driveway gate & walk-through gate for clients who run a lavender farm in Woodinville, Washington.   As they prepare to open their farm to the public they need a stout & eye-catching driveway gate to 1) attract, impress & spark curiosity as people [...]

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From a Child’s Eye; Our Son’s Foray into Metal Art

Our young son has always been a creative gift giver (a trait he must have gotten from his dad). The idea behind his new line of gifts started last year when he wanted to make something in the shop for his Grandma J. for her 80th birthday. Idea in mind, he sat down and drew [...]

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SouthWest Style in the SouthEast

We are officially bi-coastal!  We installed this railing for my mother & stepfather over the holidays in Durham, North Carolina.  We’re quite relieved that all the pieces survived the freight trip and that our long-distance measuring proved accurate.  For the story behind the railing, click here. ( Note the nice NC sunshine in December — [...]

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A Sexier, Shapely Sort of Sculpture

As we wind down from several architectural projects that have been keeping us hopping, Dave and I are finding the mental space and time to focus on sculpture.  I’ve been busily applying for calls-for-artists (’tis the season) while Dave’s been refining some of my sculpture designs using Rhino 3-d modeling software.  Lately I’ve been hot on making [...]

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Shots around the Studio

I went around with my camera today taking photos of our goings on.  We recently got this southwestern porch railing back from powder coat.  Next stop, palletize & ship to North Carolina.   Laser cut parts for the ribbit railing.   Rust happens! Natural oxidation in action on the railing we built for our house [...]

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High Time for Sculpture!

We love metal here at Cobalt Designworks and pride ourselves on offering infinite possibilities in custom metal work.  Got an idea?  We’ll help you realize it as long as Dave gets to play with iron, alloys and cool tools, and I get to add some design panache.  The challenge with offering such a wide range of goods is that [...]

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Frog Motif Makes for Simple & Fun Metal Railing

We were asked to come up with some railing designs for a new client in Battle Ground, WA; an 80 year old woman who is upgrading her home for better accessibility and ease-of-use . Her one-level home with its open floor plan is spacious and classy and she doesn’t want to clutter up its charm [...]

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