copper roof for birdhouse - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 5Likes
  • 1 Post By Dean Mcneil
  • 2 Post By FrankC
  • 1 Post By Catpower
  • 1 Post By FrankC
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 19 Old 12-08-2019, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 7
View owenpga's Photo Album My Photos
copper roof for birdhouse

I know this is a woodworking forum but I'm guessing someone might have a suggestion as to were to purchase sheets of copper for a cone roof for a birdhouse. I went to home depot and its copper sheets look like they were laminated and not actual copper?
Any suggestions would be great.
Thanks
owenpga is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 Old 12-08-2019, 09:57 AM
Moderator
 
John Smith_inFL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 1,411
View John Smith_inFL's Photo Album My Photos
welcome aboard.
well, at least the birdhouse is a wood project !!
I have purchased rolled copper sheet from E-Bay in the past.
what size do you need ??
[search "Copper Sheet" on E-Bay and Amazon].
you may have to buy several more feet than you actually need.
but, it will keep forever.
my first google search pulled up "Basic Copper.com"
https://basiccopper.com/?gclid=EAIaI...SAAEgLr5fD_BwE

.

.

-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --

Last edited by John Smith_inFL; 12-08-2019 at 10:06 AM.
John Smith_inFL is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to John Smith_inFL For This Useful Post:
owenpga (12-09-2019)
post #3 of 19 Old 12-08-2019, 11:53 AM
Junior Member
 
Dean Mcneil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 15
View Dean Mcneil's Photo Album My Photos
Go to Hobby Lobby they have 12”square sheats of copper.
No need to buy a whole roll for small projects.
MLP likes this.
Dean Mcneil is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Dean Mcneil For This Useful Post:
owenpga (12-09-2019)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 19 Old 12-08-2019, 12:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 5,410
View FrankC's Photo Album My Photos
Do you have a Metal Supermarket near you, I have bought sheet copper from them at the store near me.

One word of caution, metal roofs are not recommended for houses to be habituated by birds as the interior can become very hot on days when the sun is shinning on the roof.
MLP and TobyC like this.

Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something -Plato

FrankC
http://sawdustmaking.com
http://woodworkerglossary.com
FrankC is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to FrankC For This Useful Post:
owenpga (12-09-2019)
post #5 of 19 Old 12-08-2019, 12:07 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,683
View Quickstep's Photo Album My Photos
Around here, roofing supply companies sell copper sheet for roofing, flashing etc.
Quickstep is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Quickstep For This Useful Post:
owenpga (12-09-2019)
post #6 of 19 Old 12-08-2019, 01:48 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 11,971
View GeorgeC's Photo Album My Photos
What makes you think that they are not copper? How were they labeled? I highly think that Home Depot would label something as copper when it is not copper.


Home Depot advertises sheets of Aluminum Copper. For your purposes that would be entirely satisfactory.


George
GeorgeC is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to GeorgeC For This Useful Post:
owenpga (12-09-2019)
post #7 of 19 Old 12-08-2019, 03:49 PM
Senior Member
 
Catpower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Frognot Texas
Posts: 2,248
View Catpower's Photo Album My Photos
Do what my wife did for a bird feeder I built her, covered it in clear silicone and put pennies on the plywood, it didn't leak looked pretty cool and was cheaper then buying a small copper sheet

There is no app for experience
Catpower is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Catpower For This Useful Post:
owenpga (12-09-2019)
post #8 of 19 Old 12-08-2019, 05:00 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,683
View Quickstep's Photo Album My Photos
What so size piece do you need? I have a small piece I could send if that’s enough.
Quickstep is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Quickstep For This Useful Post:
owenpga (12-09-2019)
post #9 of 19 Old 12-08-2019, 09:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Pineknot_86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 1,926
View Pineknot_86's Photo Album My Photos
Metal fabricators.

A diamond is how coal reacts under pressure.
Pineknot_86 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Pineknot_86 For This Useful Post:
owenpga (12-09-2019)
post #10 of 19 Old 12-09-2019, 12:15 AM
Nine Thumbs
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: The Very Tip of Lake Michigan
Posts: 300
View Shop_Rat's Photo Album My Photos
There are tons of on-line metal dealers that'll cut you anything you want out of any thickness you want. The link below is a quickie I came up with; I simply typed in "copper sheets":

https://www.cut2sizemetals.com/coppe...253A%2520Sheet


But I'm sure you know that no matter where it comes from, it won't be cheap!

Another $000,000,000.02 worth of advice,
Mark
Shop_Rat is offline  
post #11 of 19 Old 12-09-2019, 01:16 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 5,410
View FrankC's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shop_Rat View Post

But I'm sure you know that no matter where it comes from, it won't be cheap!
About 10 years ago I got into playing with small steam engines, most of the metal dealers had bins of shorts that they sold for 1/2 the regular price, which worked well for me. Today there are no brass or copper bins, all the shorts are over with the regular stock and full price. On top of that they now have a minimum order of $35.00.

Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something -Plato

FrankC
http://sawdustmaking.com
http://woodworkerglossary.com
FrankC is offline  
post #12 of 19 Old 12-09-2019, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 7
View owenpga's Photo Album My Photos
thanks Dean
owenpga is offline  
post #13 of 19 Old 12-09-2019, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 7
View owenpga's Photo Album My Photos
The price for one... 36" square for $37?
also it says its aluminum with copper finish.
Not sure how long that finish will last?
owenpga is offline  
post #14 of 19 Old 12-09-2019, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 7
View owenpga's Photo Album My Photos
I need to make a cone-shaped roof that will cover about a 15" diameter. I'm thinking it's going to have to be at least 20"-25" square sheet.
owenpga is offline  
post #15 of 19 Old 12-09-2019, 10:05 AM
Senior Member
 
Maintenance Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 137
View Maintenance Man's Photo Album My Photos
Most roofing supply houses, hardware stores, or home centers will stock copper flashing. You can find it on amazon/online easily as well.

A handful of patience is worth a bushel of brains...
Maintenance Man is offline  
post #16 of 19 Old 12-10-2019, 08:24 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,683
View Quickstep's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by owenpga View Post
I need to make a cone-shaped roof that will cover about a 15" diameter. I'm thinking it's going to have to be at least 20"-25" square sheet.
Sorry, what I have isnít big enough.
Quickstep is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Quickstep For This Useful Post:
owenpga (12-10-2019)
post #17 of 19 Old 12-11-2019, 04:31 PM
Senior Member
 
MEP1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 223
View MEP1's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by Catpower View Post
Do what my wife did for a bird feeder I built her, covered it in clear silicone and put pennies on the plywood, it didn't leak looked pretty cool and was cheaper then buying a small copper sheet
I like the idea, but I don't think I would execute it that way. Instead, I'd epoxy the pennies on and overlap them to resemble round bottom shingles.
MEP1 is offline  
post #18 of 19 Old 12-11-2019, 05:38 PM
Senior Member
 
Catpower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Frognot Texas
Posts: 2,248
View Catpower's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by MEP1 View Post
I like the idea, but I don't think I would execute it that way. Instead, I'd epoxy the pennies on and overlap them to resemble round bottom shingles.

She did over lap them, and the silicone worked good, lasted about 10 years until the rest of the bird feeder fell apart, the roof was still good
MEP1 likes this.

There is no app for experience
Catpower is offline  
post #19 of 19 Old 12-11-2019, 06:02 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 5,410
View FrankC's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by Catpower View Post
She did over lap them, and the silicone worked good, lasted about 10 years until the rest of the bird feeder fell apart, the roof was still good
And actually worth some money!
Catpower likes this.

Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something -Plato

FrankC
http://sawdustmaking.com
http://woodworkerglossary.com
FrankC is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome