Metals Fabrication Info

At Boise Metal Works we provide Idaho, Boise and the Treasure Valley with custom metal fabrication projects including competitive pricing, unsurpassed customer service and attention to details to ensure that all metal fabrication projects precisely what each of our customer's desires.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Powder coating or Paint?

A: Powder coating is approximately 30% more in cost than paint, however the benefits of powder coating that it is applied on thicker than a coat of paint and is much more durable and scratch resistant. 

Q: What is the proper height for a hand rail?

A: The proper handrail height is 34" - 38" measured to the top of the hand rail.

Q: What is wrought iron?

A: Wrought iron is the forging process used to create the finished product.

Q: What is ornamental iron?

A: Ornamental iron is the design process used to create the finished product.

Q: What is the maximum opening size in railing?

A: Maximum opening size is 4"

Q: What is the maximum rise of stairs?

A: Maximum rise is 7" per commercial code 7 1/4" per residential code.