Bringing the handcrafted element into your home.
Custom range hoods are one of our most requested items, and for good reason. We build a superior product bycombining the finest metals with time-honored construction techniques, but at the same time use custom 3D CAD design in an effort to provide a premier planning experience for our clients. Our range hoods can be constructed from any metal and we will also create a custom blower/insert for your needs, or build your new hood to accommodate an existing blower unit.
A mainstay of many Arts and Crafts and Prairie homes, copper fireplace hoods have been around since the beginning of the 20th century. Some of the typical features one will find on custom fireplace hoods are solid rivet joinery, heavily textured surfaces and decorative repousse motifs, to name a few. We custom design each fireplace hood per client and apply traditional metalworking techniques when fabricating our custom fireplace hoods.
Our custom metal countertops are available in any countertop thickness and are made exclusively with 16 ga. materials, such as copper, zinc, or pewter. Any metal—or a combination of metals—can be specified, and we weld all corners, seams and edges. Your countertops will be delivered with glued-in cabinet grade plywood and ready for installation. We also offer custom metal offer backsplashes, tables, bartops, pot racks, and sinks (either integrated with a countertop or as a stand-alone).
Our custom sinks are custom made per client to any dimensions, layout or design. They can be made out of all of our normal material selections and are always welded 16-gauge construction. Our sinks are made with either rounded or straight corners and we offer a large variety of options and details to customize your sink. In our portfolio to the left you will see some examples of towel bars and repousse along the apron to make your sink one-of-a-kind. We also build custom countertops and your sink can be integrated into a metal countertop.
We design and fabricate a handful of custom outdoor projects every year. Although we are primarily a welding shop, our craft is born out of the traditional coppersmith techniques of double lap joinery and soldered seams. All of our outdoor work utilizes these fabrication techniques, along with the option of solid rivet joinery. We also offer the option of any outdoor project being crafted from thick welded materials, which would guarantee a product lifespan well beyond a century.
Vogler Metalwork & Design offers pre-finished sheet metal by the foot in any of our distinct finishes, as well as any custom finish you may be after. Architects and designers can now specify a certain "look" based on our swatch samples and then we will prepare and ship finished materials to be installed/fabricated using your construction crew. Applications include crown moulding, decorative edges, cornices, soffits, a countertops, and more.
Vogler Metalwork & Design has crafted numerous custom pieces for clients across the country, both residential and commercial. We're up to any challenge and look forward to making your vision a reality. Please call us during our regular business hours to discuss your project needs.
Below are just a few samples of completed installations. For a complete portfolio of our work, please visit voglerrangehoods.com (mobile optimized).
Our crown moldings are another nice feature that can work with most any design. They are formed by hand and our level of detail in the welding and finishing is second to none, along with the rest of the hood. We have several different stock designs in our CAD library and every now and then we design something new to fit a "unique" situation.
Double mitered seams are the best way to add more perspective to your hood. This feature adds two more faces to your range hood and goes great with all of our designs, especially the Arabella.
Seam straps are a perfect way to add a subtle flare to any of our custom range hoods. They can be made of any metal in any finish and are always a structural feature when employed on our designs. If you look at our examples you will notice two varieties: outside seam straps and inside seam straps. Both options look good when using a contrasting metal in relation to the hood body.
Straps are similar to seam straps but can go anywhere along the hood. Although rarely used as a structural feature, straps are used to define the hood maker. We typically use what we call "honest joinery" in our strap-work, which simply means that we do not weld the intersections; we like to show our level of detail in our work and how well the work is fit. In addition to this, we take great pride in our rivet paths and strap layout; to our philosophy, it is where practicality and art combine.
Seam rivets are a great way to add the handcrafted aesthetic to any hood. Although a common feature on many of our Arts & Crafts kitchen hoods, seam rivets work well for any design genre. We have a variety of options for both the size and material used for this selection and the possibility for a custom designed and machined rivet is always available.
Corner plates are artistic subtlety at its best. Derived from corner casings of old antique chests, they add a nice touch to any hood design. Although traditionally used as a design element for Arts & Crafts and Rustic Kitchen Hoods, they can be installed with a blind rivet for a sleek and minimal look as well. We rarely use the same design twice; each one is specifically designed for your hood.
Repoussé is good way for us to add a touch of your personality on our work. Although most commonly associated with the Arts & Crafts style, a custom repoussé design is the ultimate form of expression. Our work is done by hand using traditional techniques; there are no press formed designs coming out of our shop. We can repoussé most any design including initials, symbols, etc. The possibilities are endless. Consider repoussé—a lost art form—on your range hood or fireplace hood.
Design overlays are another way to add artistic flare to your project. These elements are custom designed in CAD and cut via CNC to the highest level of precision. Just like the repoussé, the possibilities are endless and we are always looking for new opportunities.
The flue extension is less of an option and more of a necessity for some "taller orders." They work well for very large ceilings and are most commonly utilized on taller Traditional Sweep and Classic Dome range hood designs. The can also be utilized on island range hoods. Using this feature can sometimes alleviate the overall cost of a project by not having to run welded seems all the way to the top of your custom kitchen hood.
Pot rails are a nice feature for adding symmetry and utility to your hood. We have several stock designs available but have custom designed and machined our own on past projects. This feature is available on any design and in the following metals: copper, stainless steel, brass.
Corbels, which are also referred to as decorative brackets, are a beautiful way to showcase your kitchen hood. Corbels add a presence to the piece that is simply incomparable to any other feature, especially when paired with an upper crown molding. Just like our corner plates, each new corbel is designed for you; there are no stock designs on this feature. We thrive on originality.