About Us

Welcome to the Iron and Canvas Workshop.  We are a small, custom fabrication facility located in Fairhope, Alabama.  In business at the same location for more than a decade, we create beautiful custom iron gates, railing and furniture.  We fabricate welded aluminum frames and cover them in our shop with top quality, custom-fitted Sunbrella® canvas to create energy efficient and attractive awnings for business or residential use.

Our custom metal fabrication shop can design and build a wide variety of items from iron, aluminum, brass or copper.  In addition to our custom ornamental work, we support the construction industry by creating brackets, braces, supports and other specially designed items for custom application on the job.  From heavy-duty, galvanized brackets for a waterfront seawall to the delicate repair of copper artwork in a Fairhope City Park, we can service your metal fabrication needs.

Canvas awnings are a long-time Gulf Coast tradition.  Providing shade, comfort and energy efficiency, our awnings can be hand-painted to display your business logo or street address.  A completely welded aluminum frame forms the sturdy structure that supports the removable Sunbrella® canvas covers.   The result is a quality product which gives you years of satisfaction.  We use our industrial sewing machines to make canvas roller shades, cushions, custom products and repairs.

We want to serve you at The Iron and Canvas Workshop.  We can help with the design of your projects and provide a full set of detailed CAD diagrams to ensure complete understanding, communication and satisfaction.  We offer the broadest custom paint services in our area and accept the challenge to match or create any finish you need.  Our warehouse contains a full selection of custom ornamental iron pieces such as scrolls, balusters, finials and castings.  We are the local outlet for several iron specialty distributors and we have an extensive catalogue selection.

Some applications for our website are still under construction.  We are blessed with a great deal of work and I don’t have a lot of time to correct or update this site.

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Mark Johnson of Plywood Media in Fairhope, Alabama for his expert guidance in the creation of this site.   All of the good advice was his . . . all of the site errors are mine.

I hope you will give us the opportunity to help make your custom fabrication project a success.

Joe Strange

Iron and Canvas Workshop