If you are interested in this see the page with the discussion on the copper aging over time.
Step 1: Tools and materials
Glue (I used TC-20)
Wood for clamping (I used 2 2x4's)
Small piece of flat wood for bending.
Tools you'll need:
Clamps (at least 4)
Sheet metal brake
Sandpaper for metal
Ink/glue roller (optional)
Some people use a common adhesive like Liquid Nails but I used TC-20, a copper adhesive from www.veneersupplies.com. It's more expensive (~$25 w/ shipping) but compared to the cost of the copper it's not much.
Step 2: Choose a table
1) Flat top. It's ok if there are scratches but you don't want any peeling veneer or warped wood.
2) Square corners and edges. You can put copper on a table with rounded or beveled edges but it will probably get dented over time. If you don't have a sheet metal brake it will be difficult to get sharp edges with the copper.
3) Good size. My table is 46"x30", small enough to cover with one sheet of copper.