Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Building with Different Types of Angle Steel

Angle steel comes in many different shapes and sizes, and has been used for a really wide variety of different things over the year. While there is no “right” or “wrong” way to use it, there are certainly some common ways that you can build with angle steel you find at Wasatch Steel. Here is a quick overview of just how versatile it is, and how you might implement it in different ways during your building projects.

What’s Angle Steel?
Angle steel gets its name because it has an angle, usually an “L” shape, or 90 degree angle. It may be constructed by bending a single piece of steel into that shape, or it could be made by welding two pieces of steel together at the desired angle. You can find angle steel that has two sides that are exactly the same length, or you might find some that has a longer and shorter side that is useful for certain applications.

Reinforcing with Steel
Larger steel angles are able to withstand quite a bit of weight and stress without bending or breaking, which makes them a great choice when you’re doing major construction work and need to find structural steel that can reinforce your building. However, just because you’re using it for reinforcement doesn’t mean it has to be in a huge skyscraper. Smaller angle steel might be perfect for reinforcing your desk at home or providing support for items on your walls.

Building Support Brackets
Another popular use for angle steel is to build support brackets for something that you might have hanging in your home. Some of the most common things include shelving, such as bookshelves or warehouse shelves. The larger the shelf and heavier the load, the bigger the angle steel piece you will need for adequate support. You can find a huge selection of all different sizes, thicknesses, and angles at the steel supermarket of Wasatch Steel. Installing them perpendicular to the wall will create the most level space for your shelving.

Framing Structures
Angle iron or steel is often used for framing things like houses, commercial buildings, sheds, and more. The most commonly used type is A36, which can be used to build the skeleton you need for almost any construction project. In addition, you can use angle steel for bed frames, couches and chairs, and even heavy machinery.

Decorate with Angle Iron
Finally you can use angle iron as a decorative piece if you are the artistic type. Use it on the edges of your furniture, create interesting architectural designs by putting it in a visible spot in the corners of your home, or use it at the edge of countertops and around your flooring. For a modern look all over your home, include it around the fireplace and use it to build unique window sills and frames.

The possibilities for angle steel are really only limited by your imagination. Come see the huge selection that is available at the best place to buy wholesale steel in Utah—the steel supermarket at Wasatch Steel.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

5 Pieces of Metal Furniture You Can Build Yourself

Finding just the right piece of furniture to complete your home can be a difficult and stressful thing, especially if you know exactly what you want and none of the stores seem to carry it, or you prefer something that is a little bit more unique. When that happens the best thing you can do is head down to the steel supermarket and check out their selection of materials for a DIY steel furniture building project. Here are five pieces of furniture that just about anyone can build with the right stuff from Wasatch Steel.

Building a table is one of the most basic and simple things you can do. Whether you want to build a dining room table or something you can keep in your living room like a coffee table, side table, or couch table, the basics on building it are the same. Start with the right metal pieces to create sturdy legs, then find the perfect table topper. You can mix steel and wood for an interesting visual effect, or use metal for the surface as well to create a specialized appearance.

Looking for more storage around your home? Finding places to put all your trinkets, books, and odds and ends can be difficult, which is where a great bookshelf can come in. You can build metal shelves using just about any kind of material, and in a wide variety of different shapes and sizes. Whether you want to cover a whole wall or you just need a little nook to keep your books, metal shelving is simple and stylish.

Purchasing a desk can be pretty expensive, but when you decide to do it yourself, metal from Wasatch Steel is a great option. You can get functional and beautiful giving your office an industrial appeal, or you can use metal for the framework and add style with wood or other materials for the surfaces.

Chairs & Barstools
There are endless possibilities when you are building metal chairs and stools, including barstools, chairs for your kitchen table, or for your outdoor living space. You can even create a steel bench for a farmhouse style table, or add some banquet seating in the corner of your dining room. Adding metal drawers and topping them off with some comfortable padding can help add seating and make your home look chic.

Looking for a way to decorate your bedroom that is different from ordinary wood? Metal headboards are a great choice, and something you can make on your own. Whether you decide to use ornamental metal with spindles welded together or you get some sheet metal and create a solid headboard, it will look amazing. Supplies from Wasatch Steel offer you the opportunity to get creative with your headboard and make something that is anything but boring.

Metal furniture is a great way to add character to your home, bringing in an industrial or minimalist look, or just adding some interesting textures to your space. To find exactly the pieces you need to create the perfect metal furniture, come to the steel supermarket today.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Where to Find the Best Steel Variety

Whether you are someone who works with steel at your job or you just like to use steel for projects around the house or artwork, the fact is that you need to be able to find the pieces that you require in order to create the things you want to build. There is a reason that many people shop at the steel supermarket in Utah to find all the wholesale steel they need for projects large and small. Everything from traditional steel materials to odds and ends that you just cannot find anywhere else are available from Wasatch Steel.

Building Materials
Building with steel is no small task, and whether you are planning to construct your own small storage shed in the backyard or you need the steel to build skyscrapers and huge industrial warehouses, it’s important that you can find all the materials you need in one place. At the steel supermarket you can get several different types of building materials, including:
  • Steel I-beams 
  • Sheet metal 
  • Expanded metal 
  • Diamond plate
Buying direct from a steel mill means you have to purchase a minimum of 24 tons, but at Wasatch Steel you can get both generic mild hot rolled steel an custom items as well. You can buy in bulk if that’s what you need, or you can get just a small order or even a single custom piece.

Another advantage of working with a place like Wasatch Steel is that you can find several different types of steel that fits within your budget. If you need stainless steel that is brand new you can find that, or if you want to save some money you can also purchase excess prime or used steel that is structurally strong and available at a better price.

Steel Pipes & Tubes
Wasatch Steel carries a huge selection of steel pipes and tubes in sizes that range from just a few millimeters in diameter to several feet. They have square and rectangle tubing, round tubing, angle steel, C-channel and flat bar steel. You can find the whole selection all in one easy-to-browse format, plus there are friendly salespeople all over who can help you narrow down exactly what you need.

Ornamental Steel
If you’re looking for more ornamental steel you can definitely find that at Wasatch Steel. They have everything from small steel and iron pieces that you can weld together to create something amazing to larger ornamental pieces, such as steel stair railings and balusters (with several dozen different design to choose from, or the ability to create your own). They can create anything you want with laser or plasma cutting, punching, bending, and or preparation for fabricators.

Accessories and Supplies
When you need to complete your project, they also have all the supplies you might need from tools to accessories. Everything is easy to find in their convenient retail store, or you can shop online and purchase items from the convenience of your home or office, then have them shipped or come and pick them up on site.

Easy Delivery and Pickup
Wasatch Steel also offers a superior level of customer service, catering to walk-in customers as well as taking large custom orders over the phone or online for delivery or pickup. You know you will always be working with people who are knowledgeable about steel and who can offer you the most competitive prices and best service around.

Next time you need steel, make sure you shop at the place where you can find the best variety and the best selection from friendly people. Come to Wasatch Steel.