Built for Stardough's Cafe in Blue Lake, CA
I started building this copper and steel structure in November 2009 and finished it three months later, in January 2010. It was an epic project! I had never built anything like it before. Metal is not my traditional medium. But I proposed it to Dana and Toni (the owners of the cafe) and they said yes.
I gave Dana and Toni two options: Copper panels with steel legs, or steel panels with copper legs. They chose the former.
The five legs and five arches of the dome are 1 ¼ inch thinwall steel electrical tubing (EMT). The ribs are ½ inch EMT.
The edges of the copper panels are riveted to aluminum angle strips, which are screwed to the steel legs.
The copper is cut into 9-inch-wide strips, and there is a one-inch overlap between the strips.
Copyright 2015 Andrew Maxwell