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aostling
03-11-2010, 07:34 PM
About two years ago I posted a photo of a Scottsdale library, built to rust. Now there is another example, this new Audubon Center along the Salt River in Phoenix. The color is, I think, too intense to be welcome in a neighborhood block of houses.

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u183/aostling/Auduboncenter.jpg


But this metal garage door I saw recently in Tournai, Belgium, looks rather pretty. I guess it is an oxide of copper, but I've not seen this exact shade before. Does anybody know what alloy this might be?


http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u183/aostling/garagedoor.jpg

Evan
03-11-2010, 08:29 PM
It looks like regular copper to me. What I want to know is what tried to drive through the opening but didn't fit?

PTSideshow
03-11-2010, 08:34 PM
Faux finish (http://www.patina.com/)
Triangle Industrial Coating (http://tricoat.com/)

Now since it is across the pond, that door could be made of copper panels Repoussť and Chased filled with plaster or cement and attached to board backing. And then Patination by chemical means.

They do a lot of full size entry doors that way, and the side panels. In Germany, the plaster acts as a filler, they also use cement no gravel in heavy abuse or fountain area's. They also use a modified air muffler chisel gun with assorted reworked tools. Also on some patterns they use an open plywood frame work and carpet and or newspaper combination for backing instead of pitch.

They don't seem to have the copper theft problems as we do in this country.

There is a great photo of one of the entryways on the cover of a book in my metalwork/welding book thread here (http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showpost.php?p=418802&postcount=105)

The book is:

Moving Metal
The art of chasing and repoussť
Adolph Steines
Hardcover, translated for
Blue moon Press

PTSideshow
03-11-2010, 08:35 PM
It looks like regular copper to me. What I want to know is what tried to drive through the opening but didn't fit?
Its a garage door and that is no parking tow away zone.

Evan
03-11-2010, 08:44 PM
Look at the dent in the top sill.

PTSideshow
03-11-2010, 08:56 PM
Cheap masonry, or forgot to remove the roof racks after the long drive home after a weekend of skiing?:eek:

wierdscience
03-11-2010, 08:56 PM
Ugggh....your right Allan,they blew it on that one.It reminds me of how a metal building looks a few days after a fire has burnt all the paint off.

The rusting steel looks good on a center piece design like the library,but the design they have here looks like it needs paint.


The copper door,could you tell how old the building was?The door and the mortar joints look modern.

Copper can be instantly aged to nearly any hue possible to copper chemically.I've used a product(phosphate based I think)where the part is heated to 300-350f and is either sprayed or mopped with the solution.It turns purple/brown in a matter of seconds and if allowed to dry and then misted with water a few days yeilds a green patina.

aostling
03-11-2010, 09:34 PM
The copper door,could you tell how old the building was? The door and the mortar joints look modern.


Here is a view of the adjacent entrance door. The bricks look like they are 20th century.

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u183/aostling/frontdoor.jpg


Tournai is the second-oldest city in Belgium (after Tongeren), and not much visited. So there are lots of old buildings. It is a treat to see what people do to make their doors attractive. Here is one with a resident's name in stained glass.


http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u183/aostling/stained-glasstransom.jpg

wierdscience
03-11-2010, 09:41 PM
Here is a view of the adjacent entrance door. The bricks look like they are 20th century.

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u183/aostling/frontdoor.jpg




Ahhh,that looks real late,the bond on the stone work looks like it might actually be a veneer.Maybe the work underneath was damaged and needed a fresh coat.

vpt
03-11-2010, 09:41 PM
I like the look of wood garage doors. I don't see them often (maybe seen 3 times by me).

http://log-homes.thefuntimesguide.com/images/blogs/great-northern-door-company1.jpg

http://www.bayareaoverheaddoor.com/images/carraige-doors-garage.jpg

Jim Shaper
03-11-2010, 09:49 PM
I agree with Evan, I think that sign saying "no tow trucks" is there because someone smacked the boom of one into the header. It's the right width damage.

A.K. Boomer
03-12-2010, 09:42 AM
Are you really getting "no tow trucks" from the sign shown?

Maybe Iv been viewing things out of context...