metal range hood in a fully furnished and designed kitchen with white cabinets, island table, and plants by the window

Great tips on choosing the best custom metal range hoods


Decorative metal range hoods are gorgeous. We bookmark them on Pinterest, search them on google, and dog-ear them in our design magazines. They define the style of our kitchens with their front and center location above our cooktops. We can’t get enough of them! That said, how do we know what to look for when buying a custom metal range Read More

custom antique metal vent hood by raw urth

Patina 101: What is Metal Patina?


What is Patina? I get asked almost daily to define patina or describe what patinas are. The word has become such a catch word in the industry. We see all sorts of products being sold with “patina” finishes. So, I thought I should give you a little Patina 101 to get this blog rolling!   Patina is a chemical process that happens Read More

napa fire feature-blackened steel-custom patina on steel

Welcome to Our New Website!


Woo Hoo! It is finally up! It has been a long time coming and we could not be more thrilled to launch our new Raw Urth website! Thanks for checking it out and diving in deep enough to find the beginning of our blog! For now, the goal of the blog is to share the knowledge and experience we have gathered through the Read More