Galvanized steel offers a virtually indestructible option for edging lawn and planting beds. This type of edging comes in straight sections, which you fit together to create a seamless look. The steel is thin enough that you can easily bend it to swoop around bed corners. After installation, the finished look is professional. To install, first moisten soil before slicing sod with a spade or edging tool. Use a rubber mallet to pound edging into place.
For those looking for something more decorative and ornamental than a standard fire pit there are intriguing alternatives such as the Desert Steel Passion Flower Torch which is constructed of galvanized steel and operates on torch fuel.
To prettify the space outside her back door, Carrie Eddleman of The Vintage Wren punched drain holes in three galvanized steel containers and stacked them atop one another. Herb gardens don’t get any easier.
A granite countertop and double vanity anchor the spacious kids bathroom from HGTV Dream Home 2014. Industrial touches, like the galvanized steel storage totes, are accented with matching metal wall lamps and a white mirror bordered in red.
There’s no shortage of planters available, in just about any size and style you might need. But if you’re working in a contemporary or urban setting, or if you want to create your own “wall” of privacy plantings, simple, rectilinear styles may work best. Blox Rectangular Galvanized Charcoal Planters, $49.95 to $69.95 from CB2, are made of matte-finished galvanized steel, for a sleek but industrial look.
For a client who owns a company that manufacturers steel scales, Hufft Projects designed cabinetry that would reflect his business and his life. The gunmetal cabinets are made from galvanized hot-rolled steel with a clear-coat finish over an MDF substrate. They have integrated edge pulls to maintain a clean, seamless appearance.
This home's steel and composite decking porch, with galvanized pipe and cable railing, connects living spaces to the neighborhood. The outdoor space leads to a weatherproof gathering room, complete with its own direct-vent fireplace.
A green stripe extends beyond the wall, over the soffit and onto the ceiling in this home office. The granny smith hue is a fresh accent color when paired with the white desk and stainless steel countertop. A galvanized stool is a simple and well-fitting seat for the space.
A portable sauna is made of western red cedar that is naturally rot resistant and antimicrobial. The Surf Sauna is built to accommodate two to eight people and although it's built for winter surfers, it can be used for other activities beyond surfing. The hardware and chassis are made from galvanized and stainless steel, according to the New Hampshire-based company.