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copper accent trim8/15
I am looking for copper/bronze/orb accent trim for a stove hood we are designing. Something like a banding maybe with fake rivets, hammered copper, etc. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have seen what I'm looking for in the past, but searched online somewhat and not finding it now of course.
Upholstery tacks make good fake rivets. I'd go to a local roofing company for a strip of copper. The commercial ones stock copper for flashing and valleys. Patina and hammering is really quite easy. You can get some wonderful colors by just raking a torch flame over copper.
Wilsonart sells copper colored metal faced laminate that I've worked with a good bit, including doing copper accents on a hood (brushed copper in my case).
I've also bought a lot from Chemmetal on the west coast. It's a lot more expensive (at least, it has been in the cases I've pulled quotes from) but they are good people to work with and have a rather surprising selection.
Forewarning, though-- this stuff does NOT behave like plastic laminate, you can't just chuck up a "no-file" bit and expect to get good edges. It's shockingly easy to burn through with even the best hand router, brand new bit, and skilled fabricator. Same thing with filing it, you have to be exceptionally careful.