Matt Burney is the creative mind behind SO Metal, LLC, a metal fabrication company specializing in custom metalwork, located in Springfield, Oregon. Since 2002, his career has evolved from mechanical engineering to custom fabrication to metal sculpture. He specializes in architectural components like spiral staircases to custom gates and hardware, as well as sculpture and public art fabrication services. His creativity, years of experience, and sense of humor will help inspire you to take on your next metal project with enthusiasm, optimism, and confidence. When he ventures out of his workshop, he can be found backpacking in the Cascade Mountains, or boating on the many beautiful lakes and rivers of the Pacific Northwest.

Workshops with Matt

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