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COPPER STAINLESS STEEL DIAMOND PLATE DECORATIVE METALS METAL FOILS BRASS BACKSPLASHES TRIM AND MOLDING

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Copper Bar Tops, Copper Tabletops and Countertops

Decorative Copper Bar Top
Copper Countertop with Seamed Edge
Copper Bartop of Mill Finish Copper Coated with Epoxy
Copper Counter Top with 90º Folded Edge


Ideas and tips for Home Decorators, DIY-ers and Man Cavers

QuickShipMetals.com not only sells mill finish and decorative copper sheet metal, we custom cut to size and bend copper. So all you have to do is provide your design (sketch) with dimensions noted, and Quick Ship will ship your pre-cut-formed copper usually in less than 24 hours.

Installing copper as a bartop, tabletop or countertop employs lamination in much the same way countertops are finished. Basically all you are doing is applying a sheet of copper over a strong base of MDF or plywood.

 

 

 

 

Applying Liquid Nails to Decorative Copper Sheet Metal

 

Thickness

Thinner copper sheet used as bar- counter- or table-top surfaces will succumb to heavy use over time, but works well for cupboards and backsplashes. Thicker copper sheet up to 24-Gauge is very durable yet malleable to top bars, tables, counters and more.

The table below will help you convert gauge to inches to ounces.

Copper Sheet / Flashing    
Thickness / Inches
Gauge
Ounces
0.0216"
24
16
0.0270"
20
24
0.0485
18
36
0.0647"
16
48
0.0863"
14
64
0.1080"
12
80
0.1250"
11
90
0.1750"
8
116

 

 

Construction Materials from QuickShipMetals include:

Plain Mill Finish or Decorative Copper Sheet Metal (thickness is based standard gauges)

Liquid Nails (available at QuickShipMetals)

Preparation

  1. Make sure the surface on which you will place the copper sheet is dry and free from debris and dust, as this impedes the adhesive bond strength.

  2. We recommend a combination of Liquid Nails construction adhesive and two-sided tape for installation. Two-sided tape gives the panel immediate adhesive strength and the construction adhesive gives the panel a stable, solid bond.

  3. Ensure that the copper sheet is carefully lined up before installation, as the two-sided tape will secure the backsplash immediately.

Installation Instructions

Step One: Clean the surface on which you will place your copper sheet, make sure it's free of dust, grease, loose paint or any other debris.

Step Two: Open and dispense the included Liquid Nails construction adhesive on back side of the panel and spread it around.

Step Three: Peel off all eight two-faced tape backing.

Step Four: Adhere the panel to the cleaned surface and push firmly to the wall.

Step Five: Peel the protective PVC tape off the front side of the panel. Be careful not to dent or scratch the front or back of the panel.

Step Six: Clean front side of panel with a stainless cleaner or mild soap.

Finish or no Finish

If you have ever walked in the lower level of a fancy department store and happened to see the gorgeous copper pots hanging in the kitchen department, you have seen an unnatural copper finish. Unless copper is treated with a synthetic lacquer, it will not have that deep mirror-like finish. Also, if that lacquer finish should ever crack (even a very small one), air will reach the copper and discolor the finish fairly rapidly.

Generally, the finish of copper bar and sheet will provide a dull reflection. Occasionally, the metal will also have a slight waviness to it, although it will be very smooth. Over time the metal will darken with exposure to air. The oxygen in the air is actually corroding the metal. Over a number of years a greenish patina will form on the metal. Most people find the character gained by copper through this corrosion process to be quite attractive. As a matter of fact, you can actually purchase copper that has been treated with chemicals which greatly accelerates the corrosion process.

     
     

 

 

Custom cuts and other services available from QuickShipMetals.com...

 

Price Calculator

Quick Ship's Custom Cuts Calculator

Enables you can instantly calculate the exact price for custom cut copper sheet metal down to 1/16 of an inch.
Then just click and order!

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Cutting and Bending Copper Sheet Metals

Quick Ship Does It Fast and Accurately

Thinner sheets of stainless steel fairly easy to cut and bend. A standard jigsaw or circular saw with a metal blade will cut 24- or 2- gauge stainless. More challenging cuts can be made using a RotoZip saw, but when you start getting into the thicker sheets the best option is to have it custom cut when you place your order.

Bending 24 gauge stainless steel sheeting can be done with a 2×4 that has a well-defined edge, but for 20-gauge and thicker sheets you’ll have to use a handbrake to be sure of getting a good looking edge. And again, you can order any custom bend, edge or hem and then all you’ll have to do is install the metal.

 

Quick Ship's Custom Sheet Metal Hemming

Copper sheet used too create a round table.

Round Patio Table made from Copper Sheet.

 

 
     

Sample of a closed hem on copper sheet metal.

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Hemming is a metalworking process where a sheet metal edge is mechanically bent to fit an uneven surface or simply roll over onto itself. And while hems or seams reinforce a sheet metal edge, their main purpose is to improve appearance by hiding burrs and rough edges on metal back splashes and other sheet metal installations.

QuickShipMetals.com offers standard Full (closed) Hems on most of its stainless, copper sheet metals.

 
     
     

Fireplace surround made of plain copper sheet.

Fireplace Surround made from Copper Sheet.

 

Always Remember...

Custom cuts, bends and hems of our stainless steel sheet metal can typically be shipped the next business day.

When appropriate, some copper steel sheet metal supplied by Quick Ship Metals is shipped with a protective, peel off PVC film on one surface, in order to prevent scratches during shipping. This PVC film helps ensure a scratch-free copper sheet on arrival, and should be left in place until the installation is complete.

 

     

Links to Purchase Copper Sheet Now:

Copper Sheet .020" - 24 Gauge Copper Sheet Go to Copper Sheet  

 

 

 

Decorative Copper Sheet Metal...

 

Sample Swatches of Decorative Copper Sheets

 

1. Georgia Pattern

A vibrant enhancement to ordinary copper textures, Georgia is a great choice for diffusing bright or direct light on countertops, bar tops, fireplace surrounds, wall panels and more.

2. New Jersey Pattern

A subdued yet dignified copper texture, New Jersey makes a great choice for muting bright or direct light on countertops, bar tops, fireplace surrounds, wall panels and more.

3. Virginia Pattern

A bold, textured design that's equally durable and scratch resistant., Virginia will brighten countertops, bar tops, fireplace surrounds, wall panels and more.

4. New Hampshire Pattern

Textured with small, round hammered indentations, the New Hampshire pattern provides a subtle yet glowing surface to enhance reflection and color on countertops, bar tops, fireplace surrounds, wall panels and more.

5. New York Pattern

Textured with medium, round hammered indentations, the New York pattern provides a smooth bubble-like surface to embolden reflection and color on countertops, bar tops, fireplace surrounds, wall panels and more.

6. Connecticut Pattern

Hammered Connecticut Style Hammered copper sheet is one of the more popular styles of hammered stainless sheeting. This hammered stainless sheet is commonly used in decorative applications, including light fixtures, sinks, and several other ways.

7. Delaware Pattern

Art-Deco Style Hammered copper sheet used in retro and other decorative applications, including light fixtures, sinks, and several other ways.

 

   
     

If you are in need of a custom order or have any questions about the stainless steel sheet metal sold online at Quick Ship Metals,
please call us at
1-888-334-2177 (Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST).

 
     

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