We Build Commercial And Residential Chandeliers - All Styles And Sizes
This Is Not Ordinary Commercial / Residential Mass Production Or Foreign Sub-Contract Lighting. This lighting is truly a work of handmade in America investment quality art. All welds are blended and never seen. All iron parts are hand forged by our master blacksmiths using a hot forge, anvil and hammer. No detail is left out and there are no cheap casting , resins, casted copies (aka drop forged,) We always hand patina our finishes to stand the test of time. We never powder coat, faux paint or electroplate our chandeliers.
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Master Crafted In America Since 1913. Our prices are usually lower than lesser quality name brand mass production imports, this is because "We Are The Factory," so don't be fooled by our upscale appearance.
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Investment Quality, Equals Appreciable Asset Lighting, Destined For Antiquity. We build only proud to own family heirloom furnishing, rich with family history and priceless heritage. This process begins with you and your family personalizing each piece with your own special design requests. H. J. Nick supervises the details and drafting process with his design team, and upon your approval, we then build your product. Once you receive your item, you can enjoy it secure in the knowledge it will increase in value and become a cherished family heirloom that is guaranteed to stand the test of time.
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Historical Origin And Design Inspiration
Snow skiing is a group of sports using skis as primary equipment. Skis are used in conjunction with boots that connect to the ski with use of a binding. Skiing can be grouped into two general categories. Nordic skiing is the oldest and includes sport that evolved from skiing as done in Scandinavia. Nordic style bindings attach at the toes of the skier's boots but not at the heels. Alpine skiing includes sports that evolved from skiing as done in the Alps. Alpine bindings attach at both the toe and the heel of the skier's boots. As with many disciplines, such as Telemark skiing, there is some crossover. However, binding style and history tend to dictate whether a style is considered Nordic or Alpine. Therefore, in view of its lack of a locking heel, and its roots in Telemark, Norway, Telemark is generally considered a Nordic discipline. It is considered Austrias national sport.
Pre-historic Nordic people and Samis invented skiing to assist hunting, military maneuvers, and as a practical transportation for themselves. The oldest and most accurately documented evidence of skiing origins is found in modern day Norway and Sweden. The earliest primitive carvings circa 5000 B.C. depict a skier with one pole, located in RÃ¸dÃ¸y, an island in the Nordland region of Norway. The first primitive ski was found in a peat bog in Hoting, Sweden which dates back to 2500 or 4500 B.C. Joel Berglund reported in 2004 the discovery of a primitive ski, or "85cm long piece of wood", carbon tested by researchers in 1997 while excavating a Norse settlement near Nanortalik, Greenland. The primitive ski dated back to 1010, and is thought to be Greenland's oldest ski brought by Norsemen circa 980 A.D.
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Product Details As Shown
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As Shown: Ski Lodge Ridge Runner Chandelier Hand Forged Ski Poles Mountains , Color: P-510S Patina Brown & Varied Patina Accents - Iron & Genuine Rawhide - 48"L X 8"W X 20"T. Features This chandelier has been created as a tribute to winter sports around the world. The ski pole supports are made of solid iron that has been shape on our blacksmith's anvil and the mountain and forest silhouettes are hand cut by one of our dedicated artisans. The central bar is solid iron and supports three lamps that effectively illuminate hallways, pool tables, kitchens and many other areas of the home. The shades are made from genuine, hand laced rawhide. This rawhide is surrounded by a solid iron frame and hand cut iron silhouttes of pine trees and skiers. UL listed.
Main Steel Structure: Hand forged, hammer struck to shape using 1/2" solid steel. Main wire trace is 3/4" heavy walled structural steel. Main wire hide cap and mount is hand forged steel with chain through that allows for 900 pound test chain to mount securely directly to your structural beam. The wire hide is designed to mount any standard electrical light receptacle includes two decorative mounting screws. This type of cap also allows for the use of a (customer supplied) chandelier remote winch that allows you to remotely raise and lower your chandelier for service and maintenance.
Genuine Raw Hide Light Diffuser Is Removable, Simply Turn decrotive knob. The hand forged steel frame is made from 1/4'' thick round patina finished steel. Each section of genuine rawhide is selected from the best tanned hides available in America. We use only hides that are properly tanned by one of America's best know tanneries established 1864. Each piece is selected for it's translucence as well as grain compatibility. Each diffuser panel is meticulously hand punched to accept the leather lacing used to attach each panel to the hand forged steel frame. It is then hand laced together with the longest lengths of leather possible, producing the least amount of knots. Each panel is also laced in a manor allowing for temperature changes as well as air moisture content. A simple annual spray on leather treatment is recommended.
Edison Light Sockets: This socket size allows for a wide choice of long life energy efficient bulbs.
Patina Finish As Shown: Various Colors Of Hand Applyed Iron Oxide Patinas. Our beautiful patina finishes are hand applied using a special patented process where oxides are bonded into the metal at over 1000 degrees. This permanent finish beautifies with age. S.A.F. does not paint or faux finish any of our iron creations. Paint fades, chips and cracks over time and patinas last forever. No Drop Forged Casted Copies. No Paint Or Powder Coated Finishes. limited edition or original works. Every surface of this furnishing is finely finished including the undersides and hidden areas.
About The Wood: Important details about our timber and craftsmanship.
Hand Carving Information: Important details about the kind of carving you can expect when you order from Scottsdale Art Factory.
Colorized Carving. You can order any carving colorized. In order to achieve a colorized carving, multiple stain colors are used. The stains are hand applied and blended with an artistic eye to achieve an enhanced natural appearance.