Materials and Products
Located in downtown Des Moines, Artistic Iron Works is a metal fabrication shop with expertise in custom railings, fences, iron work, and other steel fabrication needs. They will work with you to create and install the piece, but need some direction on design. They also have a selection of “stock” designs they can create.
Dorbin sells a broad variety of metal metal profiles and extrusions for general construction and rehabilitation work. However, their claim to fame with the Des Moines Rehabbers Club is their series of metal weatherstripping for historic double hung windows. This company is pretty old school… you can’t order direct online. They prefer email and phone contact to order.
The Des Moines Rerhabbers Club will periodically put together a group order for interested people. Watch the RenovateDSM email group for notification.
High quality hardwoods and sheet goods, veneers, and unique pieces for furniture and cabinetry.
Located at 1620 NE 69th Place, Ankeny, IA 50021
An old-school hardware store where the people working there know what the hell they are talking about. Tools and hardware for working in and on old homes.
They are located at the corner of Carpenter and Martin Luther King.
Spectrum has a huge showroom (2540 104th Street Urbandale, IA 50322) and catalog of new light fixtures in a broad variety of styles. They also have a service section where you can take old fixtures to get rewired and repaired.
Great tile and cabinet showroom, personal service, and thorough knowledge regarding each product.
4451 112th StreetUrbandale, IA 50322
Services (from the website):
We create new stained glass applications for virtually any need. We specialize in traditional design to contemporary, taking into mind all the important variables such as architecture, lighting, theme, color motif, as well as personal wishes.
Any design you wish can be constructed in the faceted style by our national award winning artist.
Our artists will create a design based on your input, that you, or committee, have final say on prior to construction begins.
We have extensive experience installing protective coverings, of all types, from plate glass to polycarbonate plastics.
Our studio has been called upon, around the United States, to restore entire churches, stained glass damaged by fire or storm. We take extraordinary care in rescuing and replicating the original look and feel with many references to verify our claim.
We repair, nearly all forms of stained glass, from lampshades, beveled glass to a leaded glass window.
We custom etch glass according to need for residential, commercial and church.
Four floors (plus the basement) of old-home awesomeness! Salvaged architectural pieces like built-in cabinets, signage, hardware, door knobs, furniture, windows, and much more. Plus a lot of creative “value added” works of art using found objects. Kind of pricey compared to other local salvage shops, but often this is the place you will end up to find that hard-to-match hinge or interesting piece of furniture.
The space is available for events.