Metal rod stock for furniture (especially loops) Answered
I wanted to make some shelves like this
but I have no idea which metal they used or how to bend it. Is there anything strong enough to support even some books that can be bent with pliers? If so, wouldn't it be really hard to get anything good looking? If not, how to bend? I know there are shop brakes, but aren't they only for sheet metal? And, surely you cannot make a 180 turn that small with a shop brake?
Also, what gauge/material rodstock to use? Is there some way (even approximate) to relate gauge and material to weight supported?
Many thanks in advance