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Metalwork brings modern elegance to Napa Valley

Metalwork brings modern elegance to Napa Valley

In this project, we worked with Black Mountain Construction and Development, a general contractor with whom we’ve had the pleasure of teaming with on more than one occasion. The idyllic St. Helena setting provided the perfect backdrop for this project, which featured an extensive collection of custom blackened steel metalwork that we fabricated for several areas across the 20 acre property.


We helped design, engineer, and fabricate a bespoke “floating” wine cellar rack, commissioning frequent collaborator Designer Grains to provide the beautiful woodwork. We also fabricated three blackened steel fireplace surrounds — all unique — as well as a blackened steel fireplace bench, a blackened steel mirror frame, and over a hundred custom stainless steel cabinet pulls. In addition to Black Mountain and Designer Grains, our project included collaborations with architect MTA, designer April Sheldon, and cabinet shop Plant Architectural Woodwork.

As is the case with many of our projects, much of the labor was spent on the finishing. The design team specified a very even, flawless blackened steel patina, which we had to keep consistent across different material shapes and thicknesses — bar stock at the mirror frame, sheet metal at the fireplace surrounds, and plate steel at the fireplace bench. Similarly, we had to pay close attention to the finishing process on the collection of stainless steel cabinet hardware in order to ensure consistent graining across the board.


“Our company has worked with SF Metalworks (Ron) on a number of occasions. The scope of his abilities are wide and his attention to detail is excellent. Shop drawings and specifications are accurate and clear. On the last project Ron designed and installed a blackened steel island hood surround with brass accent which hung from some structural steel (by others.) He provided the design for the attachment detail as well. The hood was over a couple hundred pounds and he installed it without touching the drywall lid above.He can hold his own in the high-end residential construction market. I would recommend SF Metalworks to any contractor looking for a high-end metal fabricator who can hit the mark. ” 

— Jeb Engel, Project Manager, Black Mountain Construction and Development