Me­tal hur­ri­cane

Find an as­sort­ment of me­tal sheets at home cen­ters or on­line. Our pro­jects use two of the most com­mon op­tions.

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DEC­O­RA­TIVE ALU­MINUM Of­ten used as ra­di­a­tor cov­ers, these sheets come in many pat­terns and fin­ishes (gold, cop­per, sil­ver). They’re light­weight and can be cut by hand with snips or me­tal shears. Alu­minum isn’t mag­netic and doesn’t rust, but it can be dis­tressed to re­move the shine. STEEL These sheets are heav­ier than alu­minum. They are mag­netic and will rust or achieve an aged patina. For most dec­o­ra­tive pro­jects, you’ll want to choose the light­est gauge pos­si­ble to make it eas­ier to cut with snips or shears (heavy-gauge steel re­quires power tools for cut­ting).

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