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Well, This project was for 44ft of branch railing. I got about half way done when the trailer I had the stuff stored in got stolen.....so i had to start all over..... But, it had to be done so, done it got. The section had to fit into an existing railing. It took 6-8 hrs per foot to produce a finished railing and install it. But it was a good summer job and my daughter worked in the smithy 4 days a week helping and that was fantastic time to spend with her. 13 years old and is efficient using all the equipment in the smithy. So....... all total 1500 ft of bar stock, hours of texturing, fitting, welding, grinding......lol life of a metal worker.
I just finished and installed this railing its 14 ft long in 3 sections took me 100 hours from start to install. The customer wanted a thicket of branches that looked real and had no 4" holes so the railing would meet code. It was hand sanded and waxed. I had to weld and grind over 150 "nublets" (cut off branches) the railing took 400 feet of round rod ranging from 1 1/4" down to 3/8" I was very happy to finish the railing and move on to some thing else but I got a call the day before install and another customer saw my web site and ordered 43' of this railing. I changed the design a bit but it will take about 300 hours for the next job............ not the most technical work but it is an art form and it takes time to put it all together fitting each branch properly.