The use of copper as an adornment is an ancient practice that comes to modern designers and architects from the Greeks and Romans. Through the creation of alloys such as bronze and brass, the beauty of copper can be combined with the structural strength of other metals to create sheet metal panels and square tube. These alloys offer tremendous opportunities for unique treatments including polishing and chemical etching that can generate a one of a kind finish on objects and design elements that will last for years to come.
The addition of custom treated sheet metal panels used as backsplash, wainscoting, wall panels and other décor features requires access to the in depth knowledge of local sheet metal suppliers. Particularly when working with metals such as brass and bronze, the handling of the metal by the supplier can have a large impact on how it will look in any application.