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INTUITIVE IRON - A fusion of metal, art and function..........
    
 
 
 
Beautiful Alum. bench...
Beautiful Alum. bench...
Large Alum. bench
The client had a 100yr old glass panel and wanted it incorporated into a bench. After countless hours of building and polishing this one of a kind bench was born.
Large Alum. bench
Tree Trunk Table
Tree Trunk Table
100% hand made... I'm really happy with the overall feel and finish of this one.. It's found a great home in beautiful Jackson Hole Wyoming.
Rustic Tree Trunk Table
This beautiful Patina is completely hand applied.
Rustic Tree Trunk Table
 Rustic ski resort table...
Rustic ski resort table...
Beautiful black walnut top with branches piercing through..
Careful what you ask for....... When someone says they want something "Totally Wild" and they give me complete creative freedom this is what happens.
Careful what you ask for....... When someone says they want something "Totally Wild" and they give me complete creative freedom this is what happens.
This free-form table is a sculpture as much as a table. I have titled this one "Under Pressure"
This free-form table is a sculpture as much as a table. I have titled this one "Under Pressure"
I used the natural dark colors of the Wenge wood to contrast with the shiny Aluminum. The lighter color wood is Paddock. The wood contours perfectly to the aluminum and like many of my pieces there are no visible fasteners.
Now that this one is finished I can focus on my new designs. My next few pieces will cover multiple design styles.
I used the natural dark colors of the Wenge wood to contrast with the shiny Aluminum. The lighter color wood is Paddock. The wood contours perfectly to the aluminum and like many of my pieces there are no visible fasteners.
Firehouse table
Firehouse table
This table has two old fire hydrants that support the massive structure. Chris did an awesome job air brushing life into the laser cut flames. The hydrant wrenches actually spin and will be used as a lazy susan.
Firehouse table close-up
Firehouse table close-up
"Throne"
"Throne"
My favorite place to sit and ponder furniture design options....
I had some spare bike parts laying around from a recent bicycle sculpture project and wanted to utilize them in a cool way..... I wondered how a bike with 10 wheels would look and If I could actually make it function. It turned out really cool and rides like a dream. All ten wheels turn while riding.
If you would like to see a video of the maiden voyage check out my fun pictures page.
I had some spare bike parts laying around from a recent bicycle sculpture project and wanted to utilize them in a cool way..... I wondered how a bike with 10 wheels would look and If I could actually make it function. It turned out really cool and rides like a dream. All ten wheels turn while riding.
Corten skyline sculpture.. Indianapolis
Corten skyline sculpture.. Indianapolis
The sculpture is surrounded by four truly unique benches and 4 custom pergolas.
Repurposed public bench
Intuitive Iron can design and build a custom bench to fit any style. Whether it's a single bench or an entire park, we can help you create a truly unique space. We can also design and build custom furnishings utilizing your companies product. If your company makes "widgets" we can design a bench, conference table, water feature or just about anything that utilizes your "widget" as the main theme.
Repurposed public bench
Sculpture dedicated to female riders...
Sculpture dedicated to female riders...
A mix of steel and stainless steel.
Motorcycle sculpture base close-up...
Rusted steel with inlaid stainless steel fenders. I built the engine in layers alternating steel and stainless steel.
Motorcycle sculpture base close-up...
Industrial coffee table "Teslas table"
Industrial coffee table "Teslas table"
I just finished this one and I love it.... The table was built around a 100 year old electrical panel. I really nailed the finish on this one, making it hard to tell where the old ends and the new begins. I'm currently adding LED lights to the inside of the old gages. They will turn on using an original key on the panel. The LED's will be 100% hidden and powered by a remote battery pack. The ultimate conversation piece!
Amber colored LED's were added to the old gages to create a subtle glow with the turn of a key. Making the 100 year old switch work with modern electronics was time consuming but worth the effort.
 : Amber colored LED's were added to the old gages to create a subtle glow with the turn of a key. Making the 100 year old switch work with modern electronics was time consuming but worth the effort.
Rustic ski resort table with forged cowboy hat...
Rustic ski resort table with forged cowboy hat...
This rustic table was a perfect fit for the clients rustic Wyoming ski chalet. Let Intuitive Iron design and build your next unique piece. Shipping's not a problem...
Forged steel Cowboy hat...
Here's a close-up of the hand forged cowboy hat that's part of the table pictured above. As you can see it's full scale.
Forged steel Cowboy hat...
Forged Cowboy hat....
Forged Cowboy hat....
Back view...
Industrial coffee table
This incredibly cool saw from the 30's was headed for the scrap yard....With a little hard work and creativity I was able to breathe some new life into the old girl. I removed the cutting head from a 1930's bandsaw and then designed and built a custom base utilizing heavy springs. I made this one for fun.....
Industrial coffee table
Repurposed coffee table with 1/2" glass...
Repurposed coffee table with 1/2" glass...
This killer table found a great home in San Francisco
Funky stainless water feature...
Funky stainless water feature...
Looks awesome with the water flowing...
Looks awesome with the water flowing...
I took a little time off this summer to design and build this unique outdoor kitchen.
Now it's time to get back in the studio and create some new pieces. I've got some killer designs that need a little love.
I took a little time off this summer to design and build this unique outdoor kitchen.
Barn beam table....
Barn beam table....
This table is 8' long and 42" wide. The benches utilize tractor seats that are actually very comfortable. The seats swivel for easy dismount.
Industrial bench
My pictures give it no justice.... This mix of Industrial styling and beautiful wood would look amazing in a commercial or residential setting. I designed and built this beauty comepletly for love of the craft. I typically don't get much time to for spec work so I really enjoy pieces like this...This bench is available for purchase.
Industrial bench
Industrial furniture
Industrial furniture
The bench measures 101 inches in length and varies in width from 20"-24" ... The heavily spalted Sycamore is over two inches thick and has incredible character. Scoring a piece of Spalted Sycamore this large is tough work.. This awesome slab was sanded down to 220 and then sealed with three layers of high quality polyurethane for a longlasting finish.
Funky industrial style stool...
Funky industrial style stool...
The beveled edges on the seat radius' match the beveled edges on the base.
The beveled edges on the seat radius' match the beveled edges on the base.
Funky and comfortable.......
Funky and comfortable.......
Interactive public art piece that I call Window to the world... Check out the cool visual effect the frame creates. The picture frame creates a subtle illusion of depth change between the framed view and the area outside the picture frame. Simply turn the handlebars to rotate the picture frame and you can select your own view. Then step back and snap a picture with your smartphone. You can even throw yourself or a friend into the picture frame for some whacky pictures.
Interactive public art piece that I call Window to the world... Check out the cool visual effect the frame creates. The picture frame creates a subtle illusion of depth change between the framed view and the area outside the picture frame. Simply turn the handlebars to rotate the picture frame and you can select your own view. Then step back and snap a picture with your smartphone. You can even throw yourself or a friend into the picture frame for some whacky pictures.
Telescopes on bikes..Saaay what?
The scopes will rotate as well as move up and down. The view you choose may not be exactly what you expect though. I can however promise you that it will be interesting.....
Telescopes on bikes..Saaay what?
Stainless Steel Butterfly Sculpture
Stainless Steel Butterfly Sculpture
Industrial coffee table with 1/2" glass...
Industrial coffee table with 1/2" glass...
Industrial coffee table...
Industrial coffee table...
I-pad Podium\Lectern\Info Center
I-pad Podium\Lectern\Info Center
Ultra sleek recessed I-pad podium with no visible fasteners...
Rustic entertainment center with copper doors.
This rustic entertainment center has a beautiful slab top and hammered copper doors. The interior has wooden shelves to hold all of those media goodies.
Rustic entertainment center with copper doors.
 Repurposed Chest vanity....
Repurposed Chest vanity....
One old chest and a little vision equals one cool vanity.....The client gave me this cool old chest and said she wanted a to do a vanity conversion. So I cut in some doors and added a sink and faucet... I then created a metal base that suited the chest... I'm really pleased with the finished piece..
If you like the wild stuff check out my newest build. This will be a street driven "Rocket Car" in the near future. Click on the "Rocket Car" link on your left for more info..... If you want to see Steve the future owner driving his flying saucer check out the video below.
 : If you like the wild stuff check out my newest build. This will be a street driven "Rocket Car" in the near future. Click on the "Rocket Car" link on your left for more info..... If you want to see Steve the future owner driving his flying saucer check out the video below.
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Only in Indiana: Spaceship car
 An Indianapolis auto mechanic has a unique car that some might say is out of this world.
Full scale bronze piano...
Full scale bronze piano...
This one took a ton of hours... The countless curves and tapered legs made this one a monster....
Hand forged steel rose..
This is the final step where the petals are carefully arranged... This step really gives the rose life.
Hand forged steel rose..
Large Modern Bench...
Large Modern Bench...
I just wrapped this one up and it turned out pretty cool.. I did this one for fun and it's available for purchase.Sold
Base close-up
Lots of little details in the base....
Base close-up
Holiday World Reindeer Restoration
Holiday World Reindeer Restoration
These antlers were made 100% from scratch... They were forged and fabricated from steel to replace the originals that were lost over the years. To see some of the repair process click the "Reindeer Restoration" button on your left.
Free-form Alum., limestone and glass sculpture.
Free-form Alum., limestone and glass sculpture.
Repurposed furniture .. Coke machine conversion..
Repurposed furniture .. Coke machine conversion..
I took a "beat down" old coke machine from the 1950's and turned it into a unique towel holder. It would eventually make it's way to a clients lake house in Georgia. The old Coke machine shell was fully restored on the exterior and the inside was converted with Teak shelving.
Teak shelves
The inside was relined and received Teak shelving for a unique lake house towel holder. If you want to see the Coke machine prior to restoration then check out my "Random Studio Shots" page to your left.
Teak shelves
A funky little two sided glass water feature..
A funky little two sided glass water feature..
Western barstool with a real saddle...
Repurposed furniture
Western barstool with a real saddle...
Cool metal fireplace
Cool metal fireplace
Modern patina steel fireplace
Cool steel fireplace
The handles are actually forged branches....
Cool steel fireplace
Industrial Bench
Industrial Bench
Repurposed furniture
I enjoy taking industrial relics and repurposing them into functional works of art.
Repurposed furniture
Rustic copper hood with forged rivets
Rustic copper hood with forged rivets
Custom steel bed with fabric headboard
Custom steel bed with fabric headboard
Steel water feature
Steel water feature
Slab coffee table
Slab coffee table
I like mixing the steel support with the waterfall edge. This one is heading over seas.
Sycamore slab coffee table.
The waterfall edge makes the wood grain appear to simply drop over the edge. I strategically placed my cuts to optimize the woods natural character.
Sycamore slab coffee table.
Heavy industrial table
Heavy industrial table
Machine base table
The wood top was built using reclaimed oak planks. They were taken from an old delivery truck that delivered along route 66.
Machine base table
Throw back piece.....
Throw back piece.....
I think this might of been my first piece or close to it..... The picture quality is poor because it's actually a picture of a "real paper picture" This was way before smart phones with 7 megapixel cameras. It was a hand hammered alum. and steel bird bath. I've been building custom pieces for over a decade and I can honestly say that my passion for building is stronger than ever.....
The new studio truck....
I love designing and building furniture. I also love vintage vehicles. So now I've combined my loves into the ultimate furniture delivery vehicle. This 1953 Chevy truck was custom painted to look worn and then it received some vintage-style hand painted logos. I'll be delivering furniture in vintage-style this summer.
The new studio truck....
This old gas pump from the 20's was missing tons of parts. The client wanted to do something cool with the pieces so I suggested a light. I made a ton of parts and did some creative painting to turn this old gas pump into a killer light. Check out my "random studio shots" page to see what little I started with....
This old gas pump from the 20's was missing tons of parts. The client wanted to do something cool with the pieces so I suggested a light. I made a ton of parts and did some creative painting to turn this old gas pump into a killer light. Check out my "random studio shots" page to see what little I started with....
Forged steel wine cellar...
Forged steel wine racks... The racks will hold around 600 bottles and they're entirely hand forged. Once the walls are painted and the racks are filled I'll post up some better pictures.
Forged steel wine cellar...