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