- Metals Guide
This guide to metals and metalworking provides a brief overview and convenient links to categories such as metal buildings, metal finishing, and welding services.
- Collecting Fountain Pens
A fountain pen is technically any pen that holds and releases its ink, but usually refers to a pen with an exposed or hooded split metal point. Learn more with this fountain pen collecting guide.
- Unusual Countertops
Unusual countertop materials add a unique flair to any kitchen. Learn more about countertops made of glass, scrap metal, bamboo, and paper, and find specialized counterop material suppliers.
- Automobile Manufacturing Plant (Photograph)
The interior of a busy auto manufacturing plant highlights the many pieces of machinery that go into making an automobile. A worker wearing a hardhat sits at a welding station. To his left is the metal shell of an unfinished automobile.
- Swimming Pool Ladder (Photograph)
Pool ladders come in many different styles and are a must-have accessory for any aboveground pool. A metal ladder with plastic steps is practical for climbing in and out of this bright blue aboveground pool.
- Baseball (Photograph)
Baseball is one of America's favorite sports, and it is played with a baseball, glove, and bat. Bats may be wooden like the one shown in the picture or made of metal such as aluminum.
- Bass Guitar Photograph (Photograph)
Bass guitars provide the rhythm for many types of music including rock, metal, pop, blues, and jazz music. This artistic image of a red bass guitar showcases the fretboard with four strings, magnetic pickups, and a wooden neck.
- Bike Rack (Photograph)
Bike racks come in various styles; they can be used for transporting or securing bicycles. This row of permanently installed triangular metal racks is used for securing bicycles. These types of bike racks are frequently used by bicycle commuters.
- Black Briefcase (Photograph)
Briefcases provide an efficient way to organize and transport papers and come in a wide variety of styles and materials. This black leather briefcase is accordion-style and features a handle and fold-over metal clasp.
- Metal Knobs (Photograph)
The look of cabinetry can be easily updated with a change in hardware like cabinet knobs and drawer pulls. These three cabinet knobs in gold, bronze, and black metal can be used on drawers or cabinets in the kitchen or bathroom.
- Dental Burs (Photograph)
A variety of different sized and colored dental burs are neatly stored next to other dental equipment, including a mirror. After the dentist diagnoses your dental issue, he or she will choose an appropriate bur before the dental drill comes to life.
- Car Wheel (Photograph)
Car tires are mounted on metal rims that can be made from steel or aluminum alloy which is bolted to the axle of the car. Car rims come in various sizes and styles to fit any vehicle. The photo shows silver rims that complement this red sports car.
- Commercial Construction (Photograph)
Concrete, metal, and wood rise several stories into the blue sky, as an unfinished commercial building exterior is brought to life. A yellow crane perches atop the construction site. Day by day the construction site is transformed.
- Dental Syringe (Photograph)
A close-up shot shows a metal dental syringe in great detail. The syringe lies on a white table. The part that holds the needle rests upon a piece of sterile gauze.
- Camping Table (Photograph)
A small folding table, with a wooden top and metal legs, is perfect for camping. Unload your vehicle, set up your tent, and unfold your camping table. It's the perfect place to rest food, bug spray, lanterns, and other camping paraphernalia.
- Fireplace Mantel (Photograph)
A sturdy white fireplace mantel holds a model ship, green plant, and two metal bird sculptures. Below, a cozy fire crackles and snaps. Whether you are looking for warmth or ambience, a fire is a welcome addition to any room.
- English Saddle (Photograph)
A dark leather English saddle sits on a red saddle tree mounted on the wall of a tack room. A white saddle pad separates the saddle from the metal tree. A brass nameplate on the back of the saddle indicates its owner.
- Anvil (Photograph)
An isolated anvil photographed on a white background, to be used in crafting jewelry. The shiny anvil is used by the craftsman or jeweler to pound, manipulate, and shape metal jewelry, including necklaces, rings, and earrings, into the desired forms.
- Modern Library (Photograph)
A modern library, furnished with wood, metal, and glass, provides the perfect sanctuary for readers. Library tables hold individual white lamps. The silence of the empty library will be replaced by a murmur when patrons arrive to read, study, or work.
- Stone Patio (Photograph)
A wire outdoor table and chairs provides a decorative resting place on a stone patio. The tree-lined patio, which provides both sun and shade, is also decorated with grassy areas in which to rest.
- Contemporary Home (Photograph)
A prefabricated home can be stylish and contemporary. This home, photographed against a brilliant blue sky, features a stark white fašade in modern architecture, clean lines, a simple metal porch, and corrugated garage doors.
- Wire Brush (Photograph)
A black rotary tool with a wire brush is photographed on a white background. When the rotary tool is turned on, the stiff wire brush will turn and spin. When it comes into contact with metal, it will buff and polish the surface.