Heirloom-quality cast-iron stand features unique, fully-integrated tapered spike for unmatched stability
Wrightsville, PA (May 24, 2016) – John Wright Company, Inc., a premier designer of heirloom-quality hardware and home accents released a limited-edition, solid cast-iron Christmas tree stand that features a unique fully-integrated tapered tree spike providing unmatched stability and durability.
The 2016 Heirloom Christmas Tree Stand is the only cast-iron stand on the market to feature a tree spike that is fully integrated into the design. Because the stand is cast, not fabricated, there are no seams or soldering that can cause weakness in the design or material.
The 3¾” spike is tapered to ensure a snug fit for live trees with up to 5” trunk diameters and 8’ heights, improving safety and ease of use. The integration of the spike into the design also prevents the common problems seen in stands made of other materials like plastic, such as cracks in the reservoir and water damage to floors and carpets
In addition to its structural benefits, this piece also features a crisp and clear design that is unmatched by contemporary fabrication methods. The pattern design was handmade by artists using traditional methods such as ball-type milling and hammering, providing a level of detail and range of shapes that can only be achieved using casting.
“The Heirloom Tree Stand is one of our most well-known holiday pieces, and the new support pin only improves upon its time-proven design,” said Brant Hershey, Engineering Manager at John Wright. “It’s [the pin’s] full integration into the design that keeps Christmas trees standing straight and looking incredible, not only for the season, but for countless seasons to come.”
All tree stands measure 14” x 14” with 6” cylindrical water (1 quart) reservoirs and weigh over 15 lbs. (without water). Each piece is coated with a high-quality, baked-on polyurethane finish to resist rusting and chipping. Color options include red and hunter green.
The retail price of the “Limited Edition” Heirloom Tree Stand (red or hunter green) is $79.90 and will be officially available for purchase in August 2016. Homeowners are encouraged to place their orders immediately before supply runs out.
Founded in 1880, John Wright Company is a fourth-generation, family-run designer and manufacturer of heirloom-grade products made from cast iron, forged steel, stainless, steel, and aluminum. Headquartered in South Central, Pennsylvania, John Wright provides fine hardware and accents to building centers, shutter manufacturers, architects, design professionals, contractors, DIY enthusiasts, and homeowners.