Denninger offers a custom service for homeowners, architects and
designing and crafting one-of-a-kind vanes for special uses.
Every handcrafted vane is signed and dated by A. H. Denninger,
one of America's foremost blacksmith/weather vane makers.
Any motif, logo, emblem or photograph can be adapted into a weather vane
for corporate or business identification, to celebrate an important occasion
or faithfully reproduce an historic design.
Our one-of-a-kind custom weather vanes start at $1,500.
"Bradford Arrow" with stained (cathedral) glass
This weather vane "happened" when we went to Judi & Mike Bradford's house to "demo" a cupola for their garage. They were buying the cupola and weather vane as a gift to each other for their 10th anniversary. They liked our Stanford Arrow very much, but really wanted to fancy it up in some way. Al suggested, "Let's put some stained glass in it." An idea popped into Beth's mind about incorporating hearts into the design in honor of the special event. A few sketches later she came up with the now famous Bradford Arrow.
"Spruce Goose with Double Helix"
at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, MD
Architect Mac Rowley AIA of the Hillier Group, Princeton NJ, designed this intricate weather vane for the library rotunda of the Institute on Connecticut Ave. Al built this 4' 3" wide by 7 1/2' tall vane and mounting system following Mr. Rowley's precise drawing.
Dogwood Weather Vane on 6' Arrow
Old North State Clubhouse at Uwharrie Point, New London, NC
This spectacular weather vane was adapted from the country club's logo. The 30" diameter full-bodied dogwood blossom appears on both sides. Al "chased" each lifelike petal and formed the blossom centers using "repoussé", a traditional hammering technique.
Denninger weather vanes are created one-at-a-time.
Each Denninger Weather Vane
Copper Weather Vane, Garniture, Transition Piece, Cap or Finial
Via UPS - $45 each - Shipped in the USA (AK & HI extra)
Larger sizes may require UPS OS/2 or OS/3 (at an additional charge)
Largest sizes may require a wooden crate, and item will be sent via Truck (charges to be determined)
Call for delivery schedule - each item is individually handcrafted for you.
We use recycled packing materials whenever possible