The Process

Chicago-area architects, designers, and discerning homeowners come to Bolt & Hide not only for completely custom fabrication, but also for purposeful design that ensures the finished product is both aesthetically and functionally flawless. An educational and professional background in visual communication leads me to consider every detail of the design: how a piece will look in your space, how drawer pulls and other tactile surfaces will feel, how to maximize functionality, and more.

The process begins with an initial consultation regarding the problem to be solved or the need to be met. Together, we’ll visualize the path forward and ensure no detail is overlooked. Drawings bring life to our collaborative plan; then, it’s time to build your bespoke, one-of-a-kind creation.


Design Services

·      Consultation regarding functional & aesthetic needs
·      Design collaboration
·      2D & 3D renderings

Technical Capabilities

·      Welding & assembly
·      Machining
·      Sheet metal fabrication
·      Woodworking
·      Leatherworking
·      Finishing, from raw to refined
·      Patina work

Finished Products

·      Ornamental & architectural metalwork
·      Fine furniture
·      Cabinets
·      Sheet metal forming & machining
·      Structural welding & patinas
·      Caseworks & display
·      Outdoor installations