Our Process: Brass

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Although we usually work with darker metals and matte finishes, we sometimes like to accent our pieces with something a little more shiny. When we feel it fits the aesthetic, we sometimes incorporate brass into our designs to give the piece a unique color and warmth. 

Brass is a metal alloy composed primarily of copper and zinc combined at different ratios. This means that its color can vary widely from dark reddish brown to light silvery yellow and that it has an extremely versatile aesthetic. 

Brass is an ideal material for many projects because it doesn’t rust or drip when exposed to the elements; rather, it forms its own protective oxide layer (patina) on the surface, which helps protect the material from further corrosion making it a great option for outdoor pieces! 

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Brass also lends itself well to smaller home goods and indoor lighting units. We’ve made quite a few indoor pieces with brass that we really love because of the unique warmth and color of the metal. 

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Check out the many different ways we've used brass in our work! 

Our Process: Cor-Ten Steel

Our Process: Cor-Ten Steel

Many of our custom projects involve outdoor pieces that require a perfect balance of durability and aesthetic design. We will often decide to use Cor-Ten, also known as weathering steel, because it is both long-lasting and visually distinct. Once allowed to go through an initial 'weathering' stage, Cor-Ten develops a beautiful rusty orange patina that also serves a protective outer layer for the steel and a complimentary and colorful accent to any surrounding.

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