This balcony railing was designed by me and fabricated by Ernie’s Welding Shop here in Austin. I provided the shop drawings, and they built it to spec. They did beautiful, quality work.
While nailing down some details about the project, I met Ernie himself, talked a bit of shop, and weaseled my way into a tour of the place.
The railings are made from tubing. I started off with a fairly complex design but kept simplifying to reduce cost (primarily labor). The end result remained true to the original intent of long, horizontal lines with a random yet balanced pattern.
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