Bringing I-Beams Into the Home
Traditionally a heavy industrial mainstay, the I-Beam can also add a factory-chic touch to a residential space, as evidenced by the varied projects below.
This i-beam sink is polished but sturdy.
An i-beam fountain looks surprisingly at home in this natural setting.
Here i-beams form not only the header for this opening, but the trim around it. The result is modern and clean.
These bookshelves, made from i-beams, are sturdy and spartan but do not detract from the coziness of the rest of the room.
The i-beams that make up this little entryway are not supporting an industrial-strength load, but they compliment the clean lines and modern feel of the buildings exterior.
This bathroom is kept masculine and utilitarian with the use of a black I-beam to create a doorway and vanity top.
A sliding screen hung from an overhead i-beam creates a moving partition that can serve as a room divider or a surface on which to project a movie.
This modern fireplace is formed from scrap i-beams.
The i-beam base of this stylish coffee table fits seamlessly with the wood and metal elements of the home.
The rust patina on this i-beam provides an aged look, and a perfect spot for address numbers.
Railroad tie risers herald back to an industrial past, and appropriately the guardrail is a recycled i-beam.
These stairs also make use of i-beams, but as the structural stringers, allowing the rest of the staircase to be open and airy.