DIY Metal Casting Projects

When it comes to the art of metal casting, there are many project that you can do on your own. Here are a few examples and explanations to get you started with this hobby.


Metal casting tools is one of the most popular things that people enjoy doing. They cast everything from hammers and screwdrivers used now, back to tools used in ancient times. You can choose to do replicas of historic tools to show off or keep them modern and practical to be used in your back yard or around the home.


Metal casting has become not only a hobby, but also part of the decor in homes. If you are new to this type of work you can choose to keep it smaller with projects like picture frames or even key chains. Or you can attempt to try something much bigger such as a bed frame. One major project that people like to do once they get the hang of metal casting is candle sticks or holders to used outdoors such as on a patio or deck. They are simple designs to learn and they can also be made a little bit more complicated so different levels can give it a try. If you have been doing this for a long time, you may be able to attempt something like a light fixture.


Furniture is another great metal casting project that you can do on your own. There are so many great things that you can make and one of the most popular are chairs. You can make chairs that are great for the living room or kitchen, or you can make some that are fit for outdoors and go well with the rest of your patio furniture. Chairs are a great project that works for both beginners and those who are more experienced because you can decide on your own how intricate you want to make them. For beginners, you can start with a simple chair with a straight up and down solid back. For those who are more experienced though, you can make the designs go up and down the legs as well as the back of the chair. The possibilities are endless. You can also move on to tables, which are especially popular as a metal casting project for outdoors. Many times people will choose to make their own metal patio tables with chairs to match. These projects are a little harder than tools or smaller pieces of decor, but they are also great for your home or yard.

Metal casting projects are great because you can do them on your own or with a group of people. They make great gifts, or fixtures in your home and you can save a lot of money. If you are interested in doing your own metal casting, there are several books, magazines and even classes that can help to guide you if you are a beginner. Or, if you have done them before and are looking for a way to step up your game and do something new, there are classes for that as well.