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Job Posting: Sheet Metal

Full time or part time. Hourly TBD based on skills & experience level. 

Sheet metal worker / maker

We are looking for someone with experience working with brass, copper and non-ferrous materials. Many of our operations are done by hand and require craftsmanship and attention to detail. Other necessary skills & experience include:

  • soldering, drafting, layout & folding
  • other sheet metal fabricating skills, tools & techniques
  • ability to problem solve independently as well as collaborate as part of a team

Please email a brief cover letter and resume to

All experienced tinsmiths, coppersmiths, sheet metal artisans, fabricators & technicians are invited to apply.

Authentic Designs builds high-end historic reproduction lighting fixtures out of our workshops in West Rupert, Vermont, including lanterns, chandeliers and sconces. Styles range from our our signature line of Early American lighting to Art Deco, Craftsman, Victorian, Modern Industrial and beyond. Our work is frequently commissioned by leading decorating, architectural and design firms, and we also cater to a large following of retail clients as well.

We have a national reputation and a longstanding presence in the home furnishings industry, and regularly figure in design and building trade publications, including a feature in season 37 (North Shore Farmhouseof This Old House TV. You can visit to learn more about our company and the kind of work we do.

Newsletter May 2020

It's been a while since our last newsletter in January, and it feels even longer, given what has been happening in every corner of the world. We feel blessed to be living in a rural area with ample space to live and work and also lots of woods in which to enjoy the changing seasons. And [...]

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Focus on Custom Work: The Giant Decorative Birdcage

We love taking on custom work, both for variety’s sake and for the satisfaction of rising to a new set of challenges. With our full custom shop and wide range of tools and expertise, we can build just about anything that involves metalwork— and we specialize in the creation, reproduction and modification of unique designs. It all [...]

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New in-situ photographs

Here are some photographs that a client sent us recently from their lovely farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania.We always love to receive these! Beattie Barn Light Pendant Nantucket Hanging Lantern

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Fall comes to our woods

Sometimes the subtle shadings of fall . . .  delicate fillagree of thinning leaves, their elegant decline,can be as beautiful .... as the full-on blazes of color

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Recent Custom Work

Chandelier for NYRAWhen the New York Racing Association in Saratoga contacted us regarding a custom chandelier, we knew it had to be something big, bold, and very equestrian.The chandelier we designed and built occupies the gallery of their 1863 Clubhouse. The fixture measures 7 feet tall by 5 feet diameter, with 20 lights, top-grain bridle [...]

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Increased lead times on some of our sheet metal fixtures

Due to current demand for our sheet metal fixtures, the lead time on certain models is now increased to 14 - 16 weeks. You can see a list of the models affected by this delay We apologize for the inconvenience and delays we know this may cause. As a small company that relies on highly [...]

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We're on the Cover of House Beautiful Magazine

We’re pleased that our Salem Meeting House Chandelier was chosen to grace to cover of House Beautiful magazineA special thank you to Chapman Designs of Houston Texas and Truex Cullins of Vermont for specifying our lighting.You can read the entire article here.

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Contemporary Farmhouse Style

We’re pleased with the fixtures that New England Homes chose to feature in the context of a contemporary farmhouse esthetic. In addition to the Federalist, Metedeconk, Beattie Barn Light, and Star Sconce, there are a few other lanterns we make, which we think would also fit with a contemporary farmhouse design. In fact, back in 2016, the TV series [...]

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Custom-Built Floral Lighting fixtures

Based on a sketch provided by Kemble Interiors, a pair of these Directoire* floral lighting fixtures was designed & hand-built by Michael Krauss of Authentic Designs. Once sketches and prototypes had been approved by designer Heidi Bianco at Kemble Interior, we got to work. The leaf detail was hand cut & raised using [...]

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