Copper Construction Details

Copper Construction Details

copper construction

What does it look like?

  • Copper is a classic, rustic material best known for its durability and anti-bacterial properties.
  • Reddish-brown in appearance, matte copper will develop a patina similar to brick in color. Professionally patinated copper will be darker and will appear more uniform in color than copper given the opportunity to develop its patina naturally.
  • Both matte and patinated copper have a "living finish" and will continue to evolve through the lifetime of the countertop.

What can I expect?

  • Over time, your countertop will acquire a unique “pattern of use.” Areas used most frequently will appear lighter and smoother than areas that are used less frequently, which will appear darker.
  • Copper countertops are not and are not meant to represent a monolithic surface; slight imperfections in the countertop surface are normal and to be expected.
  • An artisanal metal, copper countertops may show slight scratches, pinholes, and soldering marks that add to its country charm.
  • Hammered copper will have a wavy, undulated surface and will not be machine flat.
  • This level of charm makes each and every copper countertop unique, and no two will look exactly alike.
  • Depending on the size and shape of your countertop, a non-welded butt seam may be required.
  • Very large tops may require a mechanical, silicone-sealed field joint. No on-site welding is necessary.

  • Made with 14-gauge sheets (approximately 1/16” thick).
  • Edges are available in any thickness but 1 ½” is standard.
  • The proper filler material for welding is copper (not silver or lead alloy solder).
  • Copper is bonded to solid, waterproof MDF, equal in height to the front edge thickness.
  • Any length or layout can be produced. Non-welded butt seams may be required for very long or very wide work.
  • For very large tops, a mechanical, interlocked, silicone sealed field joing is provided. No welding is done on site.
  • Copper is a reactive metal. It will oxidize and change with daily use.

If you have any questions about copper construction, send your inquiries to info@brookscustom.com. We will be happy to look over your questions and help you understand this artisanal material.