Playing with Metal: What You Can Do in Your Next Home Project

metal roofing

Are you thinking of your next home improvement project? Well, we can do something about that spare metal lying around your house.

There are hundreds of things you can do with spare metal. If you’re skilled enough, you can even create something as complex as your own bike frame or car chassis. If you want something simple and easy to do, then a simple ring or some key chains can be great, too.

Custom metalwork is one of the best ways of creating and designing something that you want with the material of your choice. If you can’t find the exact design and finish that you want, then why don’t you build it yourself?

In this article, we’ll be discussing the practical uses and applications of custom metalwork in our lives. While there are dozens to talk about, the ones listed below will are enough to peak your interests and get you started on your next project.


If you want something simple to start with, then why not start with your own home? There are dozens you can do to fix or improve your home. For example, in a hot area like Salt Lake City, metal roofing can be the best solution for energy efficiency. This type of roofing is recyclable, lightweight, durable, easy to install, and reflects heat away.

Other things you can start working on are repairs on doors, windows, and even tubing and plumbing. However, you might want to hire professionals to construct and install custom metalwork if you want the best quality.

Furniture and decor

DIY furniture

Some custom builders take it up a notch by designing and making their own home furniture. If you want something personal and unique, you have to do it yourself, right? Not all designs and sizes you see in shops are up to your taste and standards. Making your furniture from spare pieces of wood and metal can be the best outlet to do so.

You can have the exact size and dimensions of your furniture the way you want them and in the design and material you want, as well. Making tables, chairs, and other furniture pieces will take some time and some funding, but it’s always worth the wait and worth the price to have something bespoke and custom.

Making decorations like art pieces and paperweights is also a great way to spend any unused material from your previous projects. This can lessen the amount of trash that you would have to discard.

Jewelry and accessories

This is something simpler that first-timers and even children can do, too. Creating your own jewelry and accessories is another great way to practice making custom pieces. It will also give you an idea of how certain things and materials work.

If you’re looking for simple and easy-to-do projects, then you can simply follow the suggestions above. There are many other projects that you can do, and all of these have their own unique challenges and required materials. You only need to find something that you’re interested in, and finish it.




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