pergola with mahogany bench

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Project by allmyfingers posted 02-28-2011 02:48 AM 1444 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

surprise Xmas gift to my bride! mahogany bench has copper sculpted backs

-- I cut it 3 times and it was still too short?!?

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#1 posted 03-07-2011 08:40 PM

Looks good in the sunshine.
The back.
Have you a clearer picture?


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#2 posted 03-08-2011 02:09 PM

here you go …
the copper work is #4 solid copper wire that we brazed at all the joints. they are set in the back with hand hammered hooks that are inserted into holes drilled in the frame. Brazing is more difficult than soldering, but it gives you a seamless all copper finish. we have also used this technique for a rose trellis, and plant hangers. the verdigris finish was accelerated with a vinegar and baking soda mixture, that you can apply to the bright copper.

-- I cut it 3 times and it was still too short?!?

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