Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Q - What is Wrought Iron?
A - Wrought iron is commercially pure iron, having a very small carbon content (not more than 0.15 percent), but usually containing some slag. It is tough, malleable, and ductile and is easily welded. However, it is too soft for blades and swords, at least for their cutting edges, which are usually made of steel with a higher carbon content.
Wrought iron is so named because it is "wrought" or worked from a porous iron mixed with slag and other impurities. The word "wrought" is an archaic past tense of the verb to work. As irregular past-tense forms in English have historically been phased out over long periods of time, wrought became worked. Wrought iron literally means worked iron.
Wrought iron has been used for thousands of years, and represents the "iron" that is referred to throughout western history. It is a fibrous material with many strands of slag mixed into the metal. These slag inclusions give it a "grain" resembling wood, with distinct appearance when etched. Also due to the slag, it has a fibrous look when broken or bent past its failure point.
Q - What is the quality of the products you offer on your website?
A - Manufactured by a family owned and operated business, our pieces are of the highest quality. Our flat black powder coating is baked on to ensure our customers will enjoy each piece for many years. We are very proud of our work and we are confident you will be very satisfied with your purchase.
Q - Do you supply hardware to hang my curtain rods or brackets or other wrought iron products?
A - At this time we only ship your wrought iron product. Any hardware that is needed to hang your wrought iron or install your wrought iron purchase will have to be purchased seperatly from another source such as your local hardware store.
Q - What payment methods do you accept?
A - We accept many payment methods. Through our website we accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Q - After I place my order - how long before you ship my order?
A - We normally ship within 3 to 7 days from receipt of your payment. If there will be a delay we will contact you as soon as we are aware of it.
Q - What method of shipping do you use?
A - We use FedEx, UPS, or United States Postal Service (USPS). We decide which way is best to ship your order depending on the size and weight of your order and where it will be delivered.