Add a custom touch of beauty and interest to your entryway with a handmade decorative aluminum door grille. Each grille is designed to be easily attached to any standard size screen door (36" x 80"). All grilles are 34" x 58", at the tallest and widest points. Each door grille comes with 4 fasteners which will be used to attach it to your existing door. Every handmade grille in this collection is designed and handcrafted by metal artisan, peter todd hudson.
Colors available for all designs are white and bronze. Grilles are all aluminum and are tig welded and powder coated in our shop.
Grilles will not rust and are low maintenance, once installed. Eco friendly: aluminum is among the most environmentally friendly metals on the planet. Percentage basis it is the most recycled of any industrial metal.
The old florida collection of door grilles is inspired by the beauty of some of florida's many historic buildings and locations and includes these designs. Casa monica: inspired by the ornate design of the historic casa monica hotel. Cordova: both the cordova mansion and cordova street in st.Augustine, the location of historic tolomato cemetary inspired this design. Hemingway: the hemingway house, a favorite stop in key west, has an entryway similar to this design. George: likely the most well-known street of st. Augustine, this history lined street is an endless array of old world metal inspirations and architecture. The island: new half door grille. Small, and surrounded by waves, just like the islands off the coast. Sea gate: a 2nd new half door grille.
Curling waves surround the turned metal center bars for the appearance of a gate in the sea. Peter todd hudson is a true florida native and current resident of sarasota, florida. Well, actually he lives in ellenton, but unless you are a local, you are probably not familiar with this small town just north of sarasota.Peter spent his early childhood in orlando, and then moved to sarasota, where he lived until leaving for college. Throughout his teen years and young adult life, peter worked with his father in the pool and patio industry.
He was always fascinated with the versatility of the aluminum they used for building, and often spent countless hours considering the many things that could be created with this light and durable metal. When he wasn't working, peter spent his time in or near the water - fishing, boating, windsurfing, canoeing. After receiving a degree in engineering from the university of alabama, he returned to his native florida to work in the family business of building custom screen and glass pool and patio enclosures. And he sure didn't mind being able to breathe the salt air again. Finally, peter decided to put his passion for working with metal and his love of florida's outdoors and wildlife to good use by creating metal artwork that would both display the beauty of nature, and stand the test of time.
What better medium to capture the creatures of the salt and sea than this non-rusting, light-weight metal. Recently, peter decided to create the line of handcrafted door grilles you see here. These grilles are designed for homeowners who want to add a beautiful, custom, decorative element to their front entryway, patio or porch entrance, without the burden and expense of installing a brand new door. This item is made of metal and aluminum, powder coated, welded, paint. The style is historical and beach.