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We Can Do . . . Curtain Rods.Railings.Custom Work.
Curtain Rods
We work with interior designers around the country to create custom curtain rods to fit your needs. Whether you want practical, classic, or creative, we can come up with a great design. We can craft unique finials and do French Return rods. By Hammer By Hand is featured in Laurel Bern’s Roladex.
Railings
By Hammer By Hand has been doing custom railings in the Putnam/Westchester/Duchess area for more than 25 years. The reason our customers love us is simple: we show up and we get the job done. Not sure what kind of railing you want? Stop in and let us help you design the railing of your dreams. From straight forward to straight up eccentric, we do it all. Prices include us coming out to measure the job and installation.
Custom Orders
As a Master Blacksmith, Bill Fitzgerald can craft basically anything out of wrought iron. Furniture, fireplace tools and doors, wine racks, decorative pieces, hooks and hardware, planters, and much more. We also do repairs. Contact us or stop by to let us help you with your next custom project.

By Hammer By Hand

Welcome to By Hammer By Hand, where we specialize in custom wrought iron work by master blacksmith William Fitzgerald. From curtain rods and railings to fireplace tools and decorative items, let us help you with your next custom project.


Phyllis and Bill Fitzgerald can help you design your own iron project: shelves, tables, baker’s racks, towel rods, wine racks, curtain rods, plant stands – just about anything you can imagine, in the size, shape, and finish you want. You’ll be pleased with the reasonable prices and quick service.

Please check our Catalog for many of the iron items we have available. If you don’t see what you want, call us. You can also fax your designs to us.

If you have any questions about the items you see on these pages or would like to discuss a custom job for your home or business, please call 845-621-1725 or e-mail us and we will be happy to assist you.

By Hammer By Hand
Curtain Cranes in Action

Our customized crane rods, or swing rods, allow 180 degrees swing rotation for unrestricted window opening, allowing you to easily swing back your window treatments. These elegant rods dress up

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