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Cobalt Designworks’ New Metal Art Shop!

Cobalt Designworks is making the move from our small <400 sq ft space that has served us well in incubating the business into larger more comfortable digs that will allow us to grow.  The single story cinder block building located in uptown Vancouver, WA was built in 1960 and has in the past been home [...]

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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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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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Client as Artist, Metal Railing as Canvas

We recently created and installed this simple metal deck railing for clients in NE Portland.  Simple yes, but unique & stunning still the same due to the creativity of our clients.  They wanted to add an assortment of handmade colored glass tiles to the railing but didn’t know quite how.  After talking through some ideas we decided on [...]

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Shapely Two Takes Shape

Although not done, Shapely Two is coming along well.      What I had hoped to do with this project was share with you how we create one of our box construction metal sculptures and journal my thoughts along the way.  Clearly I got ahead of myself and a lot of work has already occured to [...]

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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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