Not available for online purchase due to the need for custom sizes.
Available on the one quarter inch increments
Call us with your measurements for a custom quote: 1-715-324-5748
Our Hand Hammered Antique Copper Piling (cone shaped) post cap *click on underlined area* to see photo on PILING CAP will enhance your deck or dock log post / piling instantly. A beautiful hammered texture copper cap with antique finish. Handmade by artisans using a natural process that's been handed down through the generations. This hand-hammered copper cap is available in most diameters on the 1/4" increments and come with a 2" drop from the top down your post (depth of cap). When ordering these custom post caps be sure to measure twice as all sales are final.
Also see our special tamper-resistant, copper-plated stainless steel hardware in our accessories section.
Available on the one quarter inch increments, copper cone piling caps / harbor caps or pier caps for your log posts are also available in our hand-hammered antique copper.
There is a 6 week lead time and payment is due at time of order.
Cobre--Copper in Spanish--has been made by the Purepecha Indians of Central Mexico since pre-Columbian times. When the Europeans arrived in the 16th century, they found the Purepecha making domestic implements and weapons from copper found in local, above-ground mines. Father Vasco de Quiroga introduced a few refinements; however, little has changed in how the copper is worked and finished. Because the copper mines have long been closed, today the smiths gather and melt discarded copper for use in their workshops.
During the bonfire method, coppersmiths take the reclaimed copper and patiently heat and hammer it until the metal is "raised" -- meaning the bowl or vase walls are formed. The smith then takes a special hammer to finish the piece. Depending upon the amount of salt in the air and how often the copper piece is handled, the metal will oxidize and the finish becomes matte, as the color darkens to deep browns and reds.