5 Uses for Expanded Metal

If you’ve ever walked the streets of a city, you’ve walked over expanded metal. If you’ve ever taken a seat on a bench in the park during a crisp fall day, chances are you’ve sat on expanded metal. And, if […]

5 Types of Expanded Metal

Now, you may know some of the uses of expanded metal: grilling, ventilation, walkways, or stairs; however, not all expanded metal is built the same. There are various types of expanded metal – each created to fulfill a different need […]

6 Unique Uses for Rebar

Reinforcing steel bars – otherwise known as Rebar for short – are primarily used to help alleviate tension forces that concrete may experience. Concrete on its own is plenty strong enough to go up against most forces of nature, but […]

DIY Metal Surplus Project Ideas

Today is a perfect time to recycle surplus metal into metal surplus projects or metal surplus creations. With terminology like “Vintage”, “Retro”, “Recycled”, and “Eco-Friendly” showing up everywhere, it is easy to see people want meaningful connections between the past […]

15 Iron Gift Ideas for 6th Year Wedding Anniversary

This is for the lovebirds out there! Husbands (and wives) make sure you remember your spouse on their anniversary to make them feel loved and appreciated. First Through Sixth Year Wedding Anniversary Gifts Just in case you do not know […]

How to Take Care of Cast Iron Pans

The versatility of cast iron pans make them a treasure to look forward to when handed down from generation to generation- that is, if you know how to care for them properly. When appropriately tended for, cast iron pans can […]

DIY Soldering for Beginners

The majority of us have experienced the pain of burning our hands or fingers at least once. Knowing the pain associated with burnt skin makes soldering seem even more dangerous and scary! But with the right tools and equipment, soldering […]

DIY Metal Cleaners: How to Ditch the Dirt This Spring

If your metal fixtures or belongings are starting to look tarnished, you don’t have to run out to the store for special chemicals. A few common household items can often work wonders. Spring Cleaning With DIY Metal Cleaners Silver Polish […]

10 Surprising Trends All Contractors Should Try

Over the years, we at Tampa Steel & Supply have seen home design trends come and go. Working with homeowners, designers and major construction companies has helped us hone our ability to catch trends. For 2016, we forecast these ten […]

DIY Sheet Metal Project Ideas

It’s about that time. Spring is around the corner, and tagging along with the upcoming season are the DIY projects that you’ve been dreaming about all winter. 7 Creative and Simple DIY Sheet Metal Project Ideas Here are seven of […]