The process of building wrought iron furniture may seem simple but it requires skilled craftsmen's precision work. Even if you select the wrought iron furniture from the manufacturer's manual, the craftsman has to follow the same process to create the chair that he would have had to follow for creating a chair for the first time. You can also create your own designed furniture if you want. The only thing you should keep in mind is that your design should not lead to a rocket increase in its price! Some manufacturers offer you trademark furniture, meaning that it will be unique and the design will never be copied again to make other similar pieces.
Now, even machines have been invented to make wrought iron furniture or mix mild steel into this creation, thus making the furniture very economical. Wrought actually means 'to work', but in our case, it means metal. Thus, technology has made an invasion in an industry of hand work, just like any other field, making the title 'Wrought' misnomer. In future, the hand-crafted iron work will become a valuable antique. True lovers of iron furniture will have to really search for the hand-crafted ones.
Patina and Galvanization in Wrought Iron:
Just like furniture made from copper and bronze, the finishing of wrought iron furniture changes and loses its fineness over a period of time. This process is called patination. However, patination does not make the iron impervious to rust, which happens in case of bronze. Many people prefer the metal patina look. Unlike other furniture, metal furniture looks graceful even when it grows old over a span of time and you can wait for years before treating it for rust.