Ornamental Iron Gates

Iron fencing is strong, durable, and provides a high level of security. But aside from being practical, it also lends sophistication to your property – whether your aesthetic is Victorian, traditional, or modern.

But did you know you can customize iron fencing to make your house stand out from others on the block? You rarely get the opportunity to create a truly custom fence with other materials, but iron allows you to put your personal stamp on the design.

You may also want to customize to add more security to your fence or safeguard small pets and children.

Iron Fencing Customization Ideas

Spark your imagination by choosing one or more types of adornments to create a one-of-a-kind iron fence that shows off your design style and suits your security needs.

  • Scrollwork

  • Medallions

  • Customization on Posts and Pickets

Finial Tips and Spears

Finials are the ornamental toppers on a fence picket. They provide ornamentation to the linear design of fence pickets and posts. The type of finial you select can be an expression of your individuality or a way to tie in your home’s architectural style with your fencing.

Here are just a few types of finial shapes:

  • Spear
  • Spire
  • Fleur-de-lis
  • Arrowhead
  • Acorn
  • Spire
  • Star
  • Ball

Pointed tips on finials are commonly used to deter intruders. If you’re not concerned about security or worry about the safety risk of pointed toppers, you could add a small round ball to the tip.


Another way to personalize the look of your iron fence is to add custom scrollwork as a pattern between the middle and top rail or on a gate that serves as the entrance to your property.

Scrollwork suggests a design style that’s traditional and meant to emulate a Victorian look. Typically, you’ll see scrollwork that resembles leaves and vines. But if you desire a more modern sensibility, you could choose a repeating pattern of simple circles.

For even more personalization, add the letter initial of your family name, which is a popular option for an entrance gate.


While scrollwork is one way to add your family monogram to a fence gate, you can also choose to represent your family name or crest on a medallion that is inserted between pickets. Other popular medallion designs include rosettes and stars, but you may decide you want to customize your medallion to display your individuality.

Customization on Posts and Pickets

Finials can also be fitted onto a post cap, and you can create a pattern of pickets where some are unadorned and others include balusters. Custom iron fences can also include a dog panel with shorter pickets to keep small pets secure. There’s even an option to use arched pickets that curve over finials.

Custom Fencing in Austin

Northwest Fence and Iron has been designing, fabricating, manufacturing, and installing the best fence product for over 23 years.  Call us at 512-FENCING to schedule a consultation and learn more about your custom fencing options.

Custom Fencing in Austin

Long ago, customized iron fencing was only for the well-to-do. Today, adornments and scrollwork can be easily cast, and it’s an affordable option for anyone who wants to add a touch of personalization to an otherwise standard fence. Northwest Iron and Fencing in Austin, custom fences can be as unique as you are. Best of all, you don’t have to spend a lot of money or wait extra weeks for your custom fence to be completed.

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