Nowadays, art of forged art is being revived, which is understandable. Forged products are a combination of practicality, beauty, wealth, monumentality and elegance. Art forging can become an ornament of many elements at the dacha.
Forged products and garden style
Art forging is a universal element of the dacha. Forged products are suitable for different garden styles. True, here you need to take into account some of the nuances. Fully forged products (such as wrought-iron benches, for example) are suitable for fairly large gardens, as they visually “weight down” the space and in a small garden can look cumbersome and out of place. In addition, you need to consider the architecture of the house and other elements on the site. The abundance of small elements in forging, giving it volume and pomp (a la Baroque), will organically fit into only a few gardens (again, large in size, with the appropriate look of the house, the presence of other forging elements that overlap). But an elegant wrought-iron chair, very thin and light, will fit into any landscape. Garden-modern does not imply the presence of "extra" elements, this also applies to forging, therefore, forged products in such gardens are made in the style of minimalism, they are very simple. Forging "antique" will fit well in the country-garden and the Dutch garden. Forged products are suitable for landscape garden, but, again, do not overdo it with the decor. The choice of forged products requires a sense of style, because forging has polar properties - it can be either very elegant, modern, or “heavy”, archaic. With the choice of artistic forging you will be helped by a landscape designer, in addition, many firms offer to make forged products to order. Forged products to order can be made on your own project or on the project of the designer.
Art forging is an indispensable attribute of the garden-modern. Black forged products on a white background - a composition that adorns not only garden-modern; This is one of the characteristic features of style.
Wrought iron gates
Wrought-iron gates are in great demand. Forged gates can be built into the wall or gate, or be located separately. The choice of wrought iron wicket is very important, since the wicket is the first thing that people see when approaching the house. The wrought iron gate should combine in itself decorativeness and practicality, be good protection and decoration of the dacha. The choice of modern forged gates is wide, you can choose their design from your own preferences and the overall design of the garden. Fully forged fences are very common in the gardens of Europe, in our country they often use a combination of materials (forging looks very beautiful with stone). The combination of forging and wood creates the feeling of a real medieval gate. Forged products covered with paint of different colors, make the gate "antique". The advantage of forging over casting lies in the fact that a separate element of the forged product can be reforged in the presence of damage, which is excluded during the restoration of cast-iron casting. The height of the forged gates can be different - from 1.5 to 3 or even 5 m. The price of forged gates varies depending on several factors: imported products cost more, and the price of forged gates increases with a large number of elements, complex ornaments, and stained glass.
Forged garden furniture (wrought-iron tables and benches)
Forged garden furniture decorates, as a rule, fairly large areas. Forged furniture for the garden will take its place, especially in recreation areas. Forged tables can be chosen in different designs, they come in different colors and sizes, they can combine different materials (combination with wood is a classic version; forged tables with glass are an option for garden-modern). Forged benches, as a rule, also represent a combination with wood, although there are also completely forged benches. Forged furniture to give - a good choice, because it is durable, stable, very beautiful.
If your site has a pond or stream, and you choose a bridge, then you should think about the forged version. Forged bridges look good, they are perfectly combined with the smooth surface of the water. As a rule, they are decorated with thin, delicate elements, since such forged bridges are perfectly suited for water elements on the site.
Forged arches and pergolas
Forged arches and forged pergolas serve to create corridors at the dacha, they are used for zoning the garden, and often they serve as a support for climbing plants on the site. Forged arches and pergolas will be a good addition to other forged products, as well as emphasize the beauty of flower gardens and ponds.
Forged barbecues to give
Wrought braziers for giving recently are in great demand. Many believe that the brazier at the dacha does not fit into the general landscape, it generally looks ugly ... But here forging comes to the rescue. Forged barbecues for gardening can be a real work of art: they are decorated with curlicues, curved legs, improvised big wheels. Forged barbecues for summer cottage - the choice of real fans of artistic forging and people who are used to make all the objects in the country house be decorative, combining beauty and functionality.
Wrought lanterns, lamps
Wrought lanterns, lamps will be an excellent decoration of the garden. The advantage of wrought iron lamps and fixtures is that they fit well into different gardens. Tall wrought lanterns create a romantic mood; sometimes they look somewhat old-fashioned, which gives the garden a special charm. Wrought iron lights can be attached to the walls of the house. Small forged lanterns and lamps can be placed in a rocky garden, placed near the reservoir.
Since artistic forging is a rather expensive technique in landscape construction, and the size of the summer cottage does not always allow placing large wrought iron articles, it can be confined to wrought accessories. It can be forged figures for the garden, forged flower stands, door knockers, umbrella holders.
Care for forged products
Forged products are durable; manufacturers usually install a warranty period of 5-7 years. However, if forged products that are in the interior do not need special care, then you should take care of forged objects in the garden exposed to adverse weather conditions. Once every two to three years it is recommended to apply powder coating or refresh the paint. Also do not forget to lubricate the moving mechanisms of forged gates, wickets.
Forging for the garden will always be a decoration of the dacha, one of the original elements of the garden. The only significant drawback of forged products is their high price. Besides the fact that forging is hard physical labor, and the work of the master itself is expensive, the price of forged objects increases as the number of ornaments and their complexity and additional elements increase.