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    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.




    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?


    Allan Ostling

    Phoenix, Arizona

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    It looks like regular copper to me. What I want to know is what tried to drive through the opening but didn't fit?
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    • #3
      Faux finish
      Triangle Industrial Coating

      Now since it is across the pond, that door could be made of copper panels Repoussé 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

      The book is:

      Moving Metal
      The art of chasing and repoussé
      Adolph Steines
      Hardcover, translated for
      Blue moon Press
      Glen
      Been there, probably broke it, doing that!
      I am not a lawyer, and never played one on TV!
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Evan
        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.
        Glen
        Been there, probably broke it, doing that!
        I am not a lawyer, and never played one on TV!
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        • #5
          Look at the dent in the top sill.
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          • #6
            Cheap masonry, or forgot to remove the roof racks after the long drive home after a weekend of skiing?
            Glen
            Been there, probably broke it, doing that!
            I am not a lawyer, and never played one on TV!
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            • #7
              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.
              I just need one more tool,just one!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by wierdscience
                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.




                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.


                Allan Ostling

                Phoenix, Arizona

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by aostling
                  Here is a view of the adjacent entrance door. The bricks look like they are 20th century.



                  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.
                  I just need one more tool,just one!

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                  • #10
                    I like the look of wood garage doors. I don't see them often (maybe seen 3 times by me).



                    Andy

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                    • #11
                      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.

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                      • #12
                        Are you really getting "no tow trucks" from the sign shown?

                        Maybe Iv been viewing things out of context...

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