Pewter Construction

Pewter Construction

Pewter Construction

Pewter Countertop Construction

  • Made with 18-gauge sheets.
  • Edges are available in any thickness but 1 ½" is standard.
  • The filler material for welding is Pewter or special Non-Lead Solder.
  • Pewter is bonded to solid waterproof MDF. It is equal in height to the front edge thickness.
  • Any length or layout may be produced. Non-welded butt seams may be required.
  • The long-term look is distinctly European in nature, as these Counters will acquire a Patina or “Living Finish”
    that changes with time.
  • Pewter is a reactive metal and will change with use.
  • Pewter is noted for its satin sheen and distinctive color.
  • Pewter is prone to scratches but is easy to re-brush with a Scotch Brite pad.
  • Modern pewter alloys contain no lead.

What does it look like?

  • Pewter is a reactive metal that will develop a patina and change over time.
  • Matte pewter is silver in appearance, similar to stainless steel, and will evolve and develop a darker gray color and satin sheen that sets it apart from other metals.
  • Professionally patinated pewter will appear darker and more uniform than pewter given the opportunity to develop its patina naturally.

What can I expect?

  • Pewter is a malleable, yet durable and non-porous material, which makes it a great countertop alternative to stone.
  • Over time, your countertop will develop a unique “pattern of use.” Areas of frequent use and cleaning will appear lighter and smoother, while areas that are used less often will look darker.
  • Pewter countertops are not and are not meant to represent a monolithic surface.
  • Slight scratches, pinholes, and soldering marks are to be expected on your pewter countertop these slight imperfections give this artisanal metal its European look.
  • Hammered pewter will have a wavy, undulated surface and will not be machine flat.
  • Depending on the size and shape of your countertop, a non-welded butt seam may be required for construction.
  • Very large tops may require a mechanical, silicone-sealed field joint. No on-site welding is necessary.

Getting A Quote:

If you have any additional questions about pewter construction; email info@brookscustom.com. We will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have about this artisanal metal.