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Soldering Copper Round Bar Answered

I plan on making a backdrop (pictured) out of copper. I have a little bit of experience soldering copper pipe. I have an idea of how to build the backdrop but would appreciate some feedback/tips.

Dimensions:

- 5' W x 7' H x 3' D

Materials:

- Diagonal members: 0.1875" round bar

- Circular votive holders: 0.125" round bar

- Rectangular border, kickers, and base: 1/4" x 1" rectangular bar

I'm thinking that I will solder the diagonal members at each intersection and where the ends meet the rectangular bar frame. The base will be a 3' rectangular bar on the left and on the right. There will be a kicker on each side, connected to the base and about halfway up the vertical members of the frame.

Does this seem feasible? Will the structure be stable? How can I form the circular votive holders?

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PaulG429

10 months ago

get the metal as clean as possible ... maybe brazing might be better - it's stronger...

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sjung510

10 months ago

To save costs, I might use copper pipe for the rectangular frame.