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.

Custom Garden Trellises

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

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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 wall on the other of a different height. If you look in the background, you can see another railing we did just prior to creating this gate. We used the same materials but added the whimsical design for some extra flair, inspired by the customer’s love of music.

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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 bushings.


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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 branch look is hand forged round bar with a natural finish. The beauty of the steel shines through and the design is simple and unique.

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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 hand forged and left clear to the eye, and the glass top hides nothing.   (more…)

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