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FORGED Hardware, We Don’t Screw Around: Introducing FORGED Iron Shelf Brackets

We all know that saying, “it’s the little things that make a difference,” and at Robert Thomas Iron Design, we think so too. Ever change the towel color in your bathroom? Or buy a bright red appliance for your kitchen? Small changes, like incorporating designer steel hardware, can transform the feeling of an entire room and add a sense of personal style to a space in a bold way.  At RTID, we think anything iron is awesome, and hand-forged, heavy duty shelf brackets are no exception. We are excited to introduce a new line of designer iron shelf brackets to the FORGED collection by RTID. Our collection of heavy duty shelf brackets includes traditional and simple forged metal and decorative...

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Blacksmith's Thoughts on Reclaimed Furniture

“Reclaimed” is one of the hottest words in design right now and designers are willing to pay a premium to use a reclaimed or repurposed piece. Many people love the sustainability aspect of using reclaimed furniture and décor rather than buying new, but a far greater majority of reclaimed consumers love the idea that something old has more intrinsic value because it was made with more craftsmanship and better materials. And, they are right! Let’s face it, no one is going to reclaim an Ikea Malm bed frame in 150 years to use as a table top. The same holds true for cheaply constructed ironwork available at even the highest-end furniture galleries in the country. No one will be able...

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