Early American Outdoor Lighting
Hammerworks Early American Outdoor Lighting is proudly handcrafted in New England since 1979. Most importantly we make each light with careful attention to detail and historical accuracy. Furthermore we use the same methods as the early craftsmen. Because we take time to fold, bend, cut and solder by hand, the result is light fixtures of unmatched quality. We offer reproduction Colonial lanterns in a choice of hand rubbed solid antique copper or brass finish. Thus the fixture has an attractive satin patina, which will oxidize naturally over time. If you prefer, we can apply a Verdigris finish giving the lantern a weathered look. In addition we offer painted black as a custom option. As a result of our attention to detail and craftsmanship we guarantee a fine heirloom quality lantern. Therefore our reproduction Early American lanterns will illuminate your home for many years.
Lantern Size And Placement
No matter the outdoor wall lantern style you prefer, keep in mind size and placement. We recommend to never shy away from size. This is because the lights may appear undersized if not scaled properly to the setting. A rule of thumb when placing wall lights at an entryway is for the lantern height to measure approximately one third of the height of the door. In addition consider how much illumination the area needs. Finally look at the general aesthetics of the doorway to decide whether to place lights on just one or both sides of the entry.
When choosing size and quantity of post lanterns, consider several factors. Again it is important not to shy away from size. The distance from the post light to the building, as well as the building size itself determines which size post light is appropriate. On a long driveway, multiple post lanterns may be necessary, to achieve proper illumination as well as aesthetic value.
Lantern Style Choices
Because we offer an extensive collection of exterior lanterns, you are sure to find a size & style to complement to your home. Whether you own a simple Early American Reproduction, Traditional Colonial, New England Farmhouse Style, Log Home or Cape Cod Cottage, we are your source for the best quality lighting. Our reproduction lighting designs include Primitive, Traditional, Tudor, & Arts & Crafts. Not only that, we offer many of our styles in coordinating wall, post & hanging collections. Consequently Hammerworks is the only source you need to find outdoor lighting to complement the architectural style of your home.