Welcome to McLean Forge and Welding

Established in 1984, Boulder’s oldest and most experienced welding shop has been locally owned and operated for over 30 years.

New owners Ray Tuomey and Paul Szlyk specialize in artisanal custom metal railings, hand rails, and decorative architectural features.

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McLean Forge and Welding
1779 Valtec Lane
Boulder, CO 80301
303-442-0786 phone
303-442-0300 fax
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Our trained and experienced fabricators are versed and able to address just about any welding need. We pride ourselves in our expertise in the noble and “lost art” of hand forging. Visit our shop.

McLean Forge and Welding brings hand-crafted goodness to any metal fabrication project. From railings, to furniture, to fabrication and repair, we are your local, Boulder, Colorado source for fine metalwork. Learn more.

Commercial…residential…whatever your custom railing needs, McLean Forge and Welding has you covered. Learn more.

McLean Forge and Welding Enclosures

From garden gates to driveway gates to wine cellar gates and everything in between, the durability and functionality of this architectural iron work is an added benefit to the character they contribute to any setting, indoor or out. Learn more.

Colorado Buffalos Garden Sculpture

McLean Forge and Welding metal sculptures are a special edition to any outdoor garden and contribute unique decorative qualities to indoor settings as well. Learn more.

Latest News

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Beautiful Pergola with Cedar Purlins

The customer had the vision for this gorgeous Pergola that we built for her. It’s solid as a rock, engineered and …

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screen steel security door design

Crazy Artist creates screen door security for summertime airflow

The crazy artist is none other than Ray Tuomey, Co-Owner of McLean Forge and Welding!  The original design was cut from …

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Colorful Shelving

Cool, custom, and modern. These colorful shelves were a nice addition to this customer’s home.

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Industrial Storage Rack

A custom storage rack with an industrial style.

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Mono Stringer Staircase Railing

An industrially designed mono stringer staircase using I beams with a glass railing system to match!

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Kitchen Cabinets

These steel cabinets and shelves add some style to the kitchen.

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Hoop and Fleur-De-Lis Gate

Beautiful fence and gate with hoops and fleur-de-lis to encompass this customers house.

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Fireplace with Cabinets

A cool fireplace that was designed and installed with soft touch cabinet doors on the sides.

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Tall Security Gate

Steel gates that are strong, secure and effective with a classic style. The gates are fit perfectly to the spaces.

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Pond Railing

This railing was created for a client’s back yard, part of which is bordered by a pond. The railing has an …

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Open Spaces

This railing provides an excellent view of the mountains without compromising safety. The use of cables instead of wider pickets draws …

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Happy Campers

These travelers stopped by during their cross country trip, and McLean Forge was able to fix a box on their trailer …

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Abstract Wave Railing

This railing was made by building the outer frame, followed by creating the design inside it. The code spacing between pickets …

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Maple Leaf Gate

This gate and the surrounding fence was custom designed with an organic pattern of leaves and branches, providing security and beauty.

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Neo-Craftsman Style Railing

This railing was created while the customer was remodeling their house. The railing was put in to replace what had previously …

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Custom Garden Trellises

This customer asked us to create these custom trellises, and to powder coat them to match his existing window trim. Simple …

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Treble Clef Gate

This customer asked us for a custom gate. It was attached to a wood wall on one side, and a stone …

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Horizontal Bar with Decorative Bushings

This horizontal bar railing offers a very clean and crisp look.  The customer gave us artistic judgment to place the decorative …

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Organic Branch Design Hand Forged Railing

This Boulder home remodel has upgraded their interior railing system and made it a focal point of their home.  The organic …

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Simply Elegant Coffee Table Base

There is no question, simple and natural is timelessly classic.  This coffee table base made out of square bar has been …

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Buff Buffalo

One of our most popular sculptures is our Buff Buffalo. She just says “wild west.”

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Cable Railing with Cable Railing Gate

Double posts in the corners and a sleek metallic silver powder coated finish gives this modern home’s deck a real face …

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Tiered Fence

This North Boulder tiered and paneled fence was designed for aesthetics and privacy as well as functionality to keep deer out …

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Hand Forged and Fit to Perfection

This elegant Boulder home has one of our most unique handrails.  Powder coated in an antique bronze, the color compliments the beauty …

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Curved Exterior Handrails

This West Boulder home features handrails that were fabricated and curved to match the slope of the stone stairs and beautiful …

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New Construction Exterior Cable Railing System

This new home construction in the foothills west of Boulder features the subtle and understated functional art of our cable railing system, both …

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Classically Simple Cable Railing with Handrail

New home construction in South Boulder sports the clean and classic yet modern look indicative of a cable railing system. Powder …

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historic home railing

Old World French Scroll with Matching Handrail

A classic old style French scroll design complements this historic Longmont, Colorado home perfectly.  The customer brought us a design idea, …

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Railing Panels

This customer had the genius idea of utilizing our sculptures to create railing panel infills for his mountain home front porch.   The …

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Safety with a Touch of Class

Snowy days and front steps. What better solution to a treacherous combo than a simple and elegant front entrance railing? A …

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Forged Handrail with Stand-Offs

The uniqueness of this forged and powder coated front step handrail is seen in the decorative and functional stand-offs.  Traditionally our handrails …

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Spired Balcony Railing

The stately and classic design of this new Boulder home is accented by a curved balcony railing just above the front entry way. …

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Fireplace Mantle Brackets

Custom mantle brackets are second to none in their strength and uniqueness. This hand forged scroll design matches the doors of …

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Interior Cable Railing with Continuous Stair Hand Rail

Remodeled contemporary home featuring a cable railing with a connected and continuous stair hand rail.  The cables mounted to the wooden …

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Front stoop railing

Front Stoop Railing

The contemporary design of this front stoop railing is a welcoming touch to the entry way. The warmth of the pearlescent …

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double garden gates

Arched Garden Gates with Matching Fencing

Classy and functional design combined add security to this West Boulder property. The lock featured here allows for code entry, and …

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hand forged pierced bar railing

Hand Forged Pierced Bar Railing

This unique and one of a kind hand forged railing with a lacquer finish graces the staircase of a new home …

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Forged natural finish hand rail

Hand Forged Front Stoop Handrail

This beautiful west Boulder home features a stately and functional hand forged handrail welcoming all to their front entrance. The tapered …

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fencing to accommodate landscape

Curved Fencing and Matching Gate

The ability to customize to each individual situation allowed this west Boulder homeowner to keep existing trees intact while adding security …

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handrail combo

Handrail and Hand Forged Railing Combination

Often a combination of handrail and railing are more appropriate than only one or the other depending on the location and …

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Kokopelli Mountain Biker

Kokopelli Mountain Biker

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Tall Fence and Gate Enclosure

This stately and unobtrusive fence surrounds the entire front yard at this west Boulder home. The tall entry gate with the …

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Boulder Lofts Feature Our Work

Newly constructed downtown Boulder lofts feature many examples of McLean Forge & Welding ironwork.  These lofts sit above the now retail …

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custom metal security doors

Double Security Doors

These double security doors feature sturdy construction and a powder coated finish.

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Round Table with Stone Top

This simple and elegant hand forged table base with a natural finish allows for plenty of leg clearance on all sides.

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Pot Rack

The strength and space saving features of our hand forged pot rack can be customized to any kitchen setting.

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Coat Tree

The strength and stability of our wrought iron coat tree is second to none. Made of solid square bar and with …

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Spiral Staircase

This North Boulder home features an exterior spiral staircase leading to a roof top “crow’s nest”.

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Pool Deck Spiral Staircase

This spiral staircase is tucked unassumingly off to the side of an elegant private residence pool and leads to an upper …

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Our Own Shop Security Door

Our very own shop security door with an unconventional design.

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