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Creating a desktop, want 4 different shades of metal [South Dakota]





July 27, 2010

I am creating a desk, and I want the desktop to essentially look like butcher block (or a wood floor), but I want to create it with 1.5" strips of metal in 3 or 4 different shades. I'm wondering should I use different types of metal (tin, aluminum, etc). Or does someone have any suggestions on how I can use steel and use some sort of treatment to darken the strips to different shades. Thanks for any input!

Shannon Knutson
hobbyist - Sioux Falls, South Dakota


July 29, 2010

You could use a combination like copper, brass, aluminum, stainless steel. Or, you could use aluminum which has been anodized and dyed. All colors are available - brass, copper, gold, green, blue, black, red, yellow, etc.

jeffrey holmes
Jeffrey Holmes, CEF
Spartanburg, South Carolina


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