Memorial Church, Harvard University: Fabrication, Finishing and Installation of Newly Forged Gates

This historical restoration project, at the Memorial Church located at Harvard University, involved the fabrication, finishing and installation of new forged gates 

The double swing, full height gates (in the center) were designed and fabricated to match the (8) existing half-height grilles on either side of the gates. The client wanted the new gates to look like they had been fabricated along with the existing grilles over a hundred years ago. Therefore, all of the original detail had to be matched. All new components were had forged (on a slightly larger scale than on the grilles) and painstakingly attached to one another. The gates were then faux finished utilizing a multi-step paint process to closely mimic the finish of the existing grilles.