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Chimney Caps: What’s that all about?

Chimney caps are a great way to dress up a home.  While chimney caps serve a necessary function by protecting the open flue of a chimney from the elements and critters while and acting as a spark arrestor, they can also have an impressive impact on the...

Texas Lightsmith Lights Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin”

It’s been an amazing journey working with the Blanton Museum of Art on Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin”. We are proud to be a small locally owned, locally operated business, who employs local craftsmen & artisans who are paid living wages. We share our...

Meet Texas Lightsmith: Working Together

Caught in the act, Jonathan and John collaborate to make the mundane items in our lives purpose driven art for generations to come. Come see our purpose driven art....

What is Living Finish?

When considering a metal sink or countertop you may or may not have heard the terms “living” or “organic” finish. Any metal other than stainless steel that is uncoated or with no sealant will oxidize acquiring a unique “patina” over time. This means the finish will...

Meet Texas Lightsmith: Luis, Artisan & Craftsman

Texas Lightsmith wants you to meet the faces of our hard working artisans & craftsmen. I had some time recently to go into the shop and grab some shots of our amazing crew. Luis always has a smile, even under his welding garb. At Texas Lightsmith we celebrate...

Meet Texas Lightsmith: John Worsham

Texas Lightsmith wants you to meet the faces of our hard working artisans & craftsmen. One of our leaders John Worsham was hard at work blacksmithing a few months ago instead of pushing office paperwork. At Texas Lightsmith we celebrate artisanship. Stay tuned to see...

Back In Brass

Brass is as relevant today as it was in the latter part of the bronze age when copper and zinc were first alloyed to create the first brass.  Its many inherent properties make it ideal for many uses. Known for its attractive yellow color, brass has been used for...

Discover Nickel Silver / German Nickel For Your Project

Initially developed in the East, nickel silver, commonly referred to as German nickel, was being produced sometime in the 16th century in Western Europe and was in regular use by the 18th century. Used for jewelry primarily, nickel silver found its way...

Considering a Custom Copper or Copper Alloy Range Hood

As the president and founder of Texas Lightsmith, Inc., a manufacturer of custom range hoods, lighting, farmhouse sinks and numerous other products for 21 years, I offer the following reflections and advice regarding the purchasing process and considerations of custom...

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