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Old 09-16-2013, 09:38 AM   #1
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Metal Fence Trim Suggestions?


I'm in the process of building a fence and I am looking for a material, that's like this...

Ideally they would be totally flat 4" wide pieces (6' to 8') in length. I would screw them into vertical fence posts.

The closest thing I've found at Home Depot has been galvanized steel sheets which are flat but only come in square dimensions (1' by 2', 2' x 2', etc) I also found rolls of steel with a satisfactory width, but I'm concerned about unrolling, applying, it and it looking like paper, and not a flat piece of clean metal.

Some considerations regarding the metal, it will be outdoors, directly attached to treated wood, possibly soil (some at the bottom), I live in southern CA, so it's not too wet or cold.

Any other materials, you could recommend that would accomplish a similar look? I would prefer not to use a different kind of wood (to keep consistent with a modern look)

Thanks for all your help!


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Old 09-16-2013, 05:23 PM   #2
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The metal in the picture looks like custom bent stainless steel.

The thin horizontal pieces look like 1/4 x 1 1/2 channel. You may find the channel off the shelf but the post wraps and the cap would have to be bent by a sheet metal shop (or someone with a large brake).

A siding break won't bend that stainless steel stock.


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My guess would have been something like anodized aluminum.
Easy to drill and cheaper them SS.
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The metal in the picture looks like custom bent stainless steel.
I agree.
Find a s/s fab shop... just measure carefully.
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Add me to the sheet metal shop vote.

Have them get what you want and bend it to your needs. Rheinzink, SS, Alum...whatever you like that fits the budget.

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Thanks for the suggestions. Gonna look into a metal shop.


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