Sound Idea Fabrication & Design

Elevating Metalwork with Artistry and Purpose

Welcome to Sound Idea Fabrication & Design, where we specialize in crafting unique metal creations for a diverse clientele, including homeowners, retailers, architects, and builders. Our portfolio encompasses an array of bespoke projects, such as signs, gates, railings, furniture, and home accessories. What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality, functional metalwork imbued with artistic flair.

SIFD is a female-owned and operated small business that has proudly served the Asheville, NC community since 2013. We take great pride in not only the aesthetic appeal of our work but also in our exceptional and personalized customer service. Our dedicated team constantly strives to expand our knowledge and refine our skills within the metalwork industry.

No matter the scope of your project, we are eager to collaborate with you to transform your vision into a reality. Versatility is at the core of our approach, as we work with a wide range of metals and finishes and incorporate other mediums when appropriate. Our extensive expertise in metalwork, combined with our creative design capabilities and commitment to functionality, makes us a trusted choice for your projects in the Asheville, North Carolina area.

At Sound Idea Fabrication & Design, we go beyond traditional metalwork. With in-house CNC (computer numerical control) laser and plasma cutting capabilities, we offer precision metal designs for your projects faster and more cost-effectively than our competitors who rely on outsourcing. For more information on CNC cutting, please refer to our FAQs.

Biltmore Park Custom Metal Modern Railing

Meet Jen Kuttler

The Visionary Owner of Sound Idea Fabrication & Design

With a career in welding dating back to 2008, Jen’s passion for metalwork began during her formative years on a Florida farm. After relocating to Asheville in 2013, she further honed her skills while working alongside local metal artists, even completing an apprenticeship with an armorer. Through word of mouth and dedication, Jen founded Sound Idea in 2016, embarking on a journey that has seen her bring countless projects to life for a wide range of clients.

Jen’s inspiration for metalwork stems from its unique ability to enhance value and aesthetics while providing enduring quality. Her dedication to empowering women and other marginalized individuals within a traditionally male-dominated industry remains a driving force. At Sound Idea Fabrication & Design, we’re committed to challenging the status quo by offering opportunities to those underrepresented in the workforce.

Thank you for considering Sound Idea Fabrication & Design as your partner in bringing your metalwork projects to life. We look forward to collaborating with you and turning your visions into exquisite, functional realities.

Jen Kuttler, Owner, Welder
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Custom Metal Handrail with Vines and Leaves

Our Services Include:

  • On-site welding
  • Traditional blacksmithing
  • In-house CNC laser and plasma cutting services
  • Design and consulting
  • Custom fabrication
  • Structural welding
  • In-house powder coating

Ready to Take the Next Step?

If you already have a design or drawing, whether on a computer printed architectural drawing or scribbled on a napkin, we can build it exactly to your specifications. No drawing – no problem! Even if it’s only a vague idea in your head, don’t worry! We offer design services too and would love to help your ideas come to fruition.