Monday, September 17, 2007

Patina, patina

Balusters and Copper Tops


Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr 37 degrees outside... and 43 inside…YUP need to call the furnace repair Doctor!
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ It is so lovely to walk about with no workers to interrupt my thoughts and working outside. I am looking at the new Copper Tops on the Deck posts. They look like wild slim psychedelic mushrooms.
@@@@@@@@@ September 16, 2007
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ Balusters as it relates to the porches We have been told our home is of the Victorian style. We think it is just a simple farm home.
@@@@ ~~1840 to 1900
@@ What, exactly, is a Victorian? Many people use the term to describe an architectural style. However, Victorian is not really a style but a period in history. The Victorian era dates from about 1840 to 1900. During this time, industrialization brought many innovations in architecture. There are a variety of Victorian styles, each with its own distinctive features.
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ After doing minimal research I conclude our home has few frills. But the frills it has suits the home and us. Folk Victorian houses usually have these features: Square, symmetrical shape Brackets under the eaves Porches with spindlework or flat, jigsaw cut trim Some Folk Victorian homes have: Carpenter gothic details Low-pitched, pyramid shaped roof Front gable and side wings


Patina means: The natural weathering of copper is the result of the corrosive attack of airborne sulfur compounds. This leads to a gradual change in the surface color. the final color is different and depends on the location and local weather. Salt, moisture, sunlight and orientation can effect the final color. In general, copper changes in hues from a natural salmon through a progression of russet browns, grays and finally to a blue-green or green-gray patina.


What is copper? Copper is a non-ferrous metal. Unlike stainless steel, copper will oxidize and patina, moving from a lustrous orange-gold, to a deep brown over time. As a consequence, it exhibits great depth and luster. It has been used for hundreds of years in Europe as a material to clad table tops and similar items. The copper that we utilize begins as a sheet product and is formed and pressed onto a substrate to achieve workable countertop surfaces. Our manufacturing process is proprietary, utilizing state of the art manufacturing technologies along with quality hand craftsmanship to yield a uniquely beautiful end product. A full patina does take some time to develop ( typically, a year or more).
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ HA Corina Corina came to mind! Corina Corina, Girl where you been so long
Corina Corina, where you been so long
I've been worried about you baby
Why won't you please come home
I got a bird that whistles I got a bird that sings
Got a bird that whistles I got a bird that sings
But I ain't got Corina and life don't mean a thing
Corina Corina Ah you're on my mind
Corina Corina you're on my mind
I think about you girl and I can't keep from crying


Ki said...

Really cool looking deck post caps. Gee, I wish we had some but all our posts are covered with the 2x6 railing. I would have to cut 4x4 stubs, attach that to the rails to put caps on!

DeeMom said...

Ki, we have had this deck for @ 10 years, Finally with the re painting of the house we decided to do a stain…other wise we were re treating the deck yearly. Let’s hope this is as good as they say it will be. At any hoot, the caps on the posts HAD been wood; the weather took its toll

Alyssa said...

What a fantastic deck you have. It is just beautiful and the post caps are very classy. Anything with a patina is classy! I can see that the headaches of remodeling were worth it. Very nice.