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How We Turn the Original Golden Gate Bridge Suspender Ropes into Souvenirs, Art, and Furniture

At trade shows and craft fairs, we get so many questions asking how we fabricate our furniture, artwork, and the 4-inch and 12-inch memento pieces made from the original suspender ropes from the Golden Gate Bridge. We thought describing the process would be the perfect blog subject. So, this is how we do it!


Many people thought it couldn’t be done; it was impossible to build a bridge that would span over a mile-wide strait of turbulent, churning waves whipped up from the Pacific Ocean. Dreams and ingenuity have a way of overcoming fears and doubts however, and the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge speaks to such an accomplishment.