One of the most popular construction materials throughout the 1800s, wrought Iron is an alloy of almost pure iron. It has low amounts of alloyed materials, especially carbon, which distinguishes it from cast iron. It is soft, ductile, easily heated, easily welded, magnetic, heavy, and has high tensile strength and elasticity. One of the main advantages of iron is that it can be reheated and reworked easily. However, due to its low carbon content, wrought iron is not capable of being hardened to the same degree as other metals. Additionally, it rusts easily, which can be a problem or a benefit depending on your purposes. Lastly, when welding the presence of any oxides can create defective welds, so it is crucial to make sure the metal is clean before starting. These Wrought Iron pieces are used in decorative items such as railings, stairs, fences, gates, lighting fixtures, door furniture, and handrails.