Author Archives: Karla

It’s a big weekend in the High Country; peak leaf season, Appalachian State University home football, Valle Country Fair, and the Woolly Worm Festival in Banner Elk are all in the mix!  Of course, we want to be a part of it!  So, tomorrow, Saturday, October 12, we will be open from approximately 10 a.m. […]

The days are getting shorter, the stars in the autumn sky are bright, and the kids are asking how many days until Halloween. At our house, that means it’s time for Dirk to bring out one of his most fanciful creations: A giant metal spider that we hang on our barn and spotlight for a unique […]

One of the things we pride ourselves on at Blue Mountain Metalworks is our ability create metalwork in both contemporary and traditional styles.  Below are two examples of railings built with a clean ultra-modern look.  But how did we make them so shiny???                                                                                            Both of these rails are built from steel and have been finished with a “super-chrome” […]

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Is it rod iron? Is it rot iron? Or is it wrought iron? By Todd Daniel One of the most confusing terms in the ornamental metals business is the phrase “wrought iron.” However, the confusion is understandable since even dictionaries cannot agree on a single definition The first thing to clear up is the spelling. […]

This weekend, our family is going to the Ghost Train at Tweetsie Railroad — another High Country fall tradition!  The spooky festival runs every Friday and Saturday night until October 27, 2012, with gates opening at 7:30 p.m.  Tweetsie Railroad is located on Highway 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock, NC.  The theme park transforms completely on […]

When Dirk Brown, owner of Blue Mountain Metalworks, made the jump from wrought iron furniture design and fabrication to ornamental metalwork (i.e. railings, gates, driveway gates), he did so under the tutelage of Ed Powell, a national leader in the ornamental metal field.  Through Ed, Dirk was introduced to the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals […]

It’s fall in the mountains of North Carolina; leaf season is just around the corner, and two of the area’s favorite festivals will be taking place in a few weeks.  At Blue Mountain Metalworks, we welcome the change in season and sense a hint of excitement in the air.  As always, we feel incredibly fortunate […]

Over the past several months, Blue Mountain Metalworks has been commissioned to create two unusual pieces of metalwork. Both projects resulted in highly functional, artistic items, located in two very different settings. In early 2012, Blue Mountain Metalworks owner Dirk Brown was approached by fellow artisans Roger and Kristin Brodt of Miters Touch Woodworking about […]

With spring just a few weeks away, the Blue Mountain Metalworks team has been inspired to transform the office and showroom into a brighter, more comfortable, and more visually interesting space for working and meeting with clients.  Cleaning up the front room and creating new display areas will also allow us to take advantage of increased walk-in […]