Brass metal is so versatile that you can use it in just about any room in the house, whether as a light fixture element in the hallway, the handrail at the main foyer staircase, or even tapware and jointware in the kitchen. Aside from these rooms, the bathroom is another opportunity for you to flex […]
Did you know that the salt you put on your food and eventually into your system is capable of corroding metal? A compound of sodium and chloride, salt can quite be caustic on certain materials. You don’t have to worry, though, because your body does not respond similarly when in contact with salt. (Of course, […]
Have you ever seen a gold-like metal in your home and thought “this can’t be gold”? Well, you were probably right about the metal being “fake gold” (unless you’re really squirreling such a precious metal in your house), but it’s not actually the kind of fake you should disdain. That material is most likely “brass”, […]
Metal products, such as tubes and shafts, can be manufactured in a number of ways. Perhaps the most popular method is casting, which involves pouring liquid metal into a form that contains a hollow cavity. Although effective, this method can be costly and time-consuming since it consists of several processes, including melting and curing.
During a time in history when ink and paper were still rare commodities, people turned to engraving as the cheapest means of conveying messages. Well, it’s not entirely cheap but since it can be done on almost anything, people prefer it to the more sophisticated inking. It’s no wonder tons of unearthed ancient artifacts are […]
In designing a structure that is intended to carry load—be it a building, a storage rack, or a cabinet—tension and compression forces must be taken into account. Tension occurs when an object is pulled by forces from its opposite ends, while compression occurs when it is pushed from one end against a stationary horizontal or […]
An angle bar, also known as “L Bracket”, is a metal bracket used to provide stability to structures. It is often installed within or along the edges of beams and other platforms that may not have enough capacity to carry the expected load. Due to the tough work required, an angle bar is usually made […]
Elegance is defined as the perfect blend of gracefulness and style. An elegant design is one that is attractive, sophisticated and often times elusive, making it a worthwhile goal to achieve if you want to improve the look of a space. Elegance certainly attracts a favorable and lasting impression.
In 1751, a large bell, called the Liberty Bell, was hung in the new Independence Hall of the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly. Unfortunately, it cracked during the test strike and had to be recast twice. It was said that the bell was too brittle and couldn’t keep a loud, smooth sound for long. This wasn’t an […]
Rain gutters serve one purpose—to divert the flow of rainwater away from your roofing, walls, structure and landscape. Without it, much of your property’s structure could get drenched, and over time can result in significant water damage. Naturally, you’ll prioritize function over form with your rain gutter. But what if you can have both? With […]