Tin Wall

Michael Cokeham from Currey Creek in Boerne, Texas brings us this grungy corrugated tin wall.

They started out with the idea of a wall curtain of tin and as they talked it through they decided on 4 panels and 4 light columns. The panels were created with new corrugated tin that they aged with Muriatic Acid. They used the Acid to strip off the galvenizing that made the tin shiny. They cut the tin into 2′ squares and drilled holes on the corners and hung each square to the next using black link chain so it would not be visible.

They built the light columns out of 2×4’s and they were 10 feet tall. They installed a thin layer of compressed board on the back side to provide stability to the column. Then they wrapped the columns in white cloth.

They placed an LED light inside each column to illuminate the column. They noticed the light was shining out the top of the column so they covered a corrugated plastic sign with foil and layer them on top. It worked, and it also caused the color to fill out at the top of the column as it was lighter originally toward the top.

The cross was made out of 1×4’s like a shadow box and the tin was cut in inlaid inside the box. This was also suspended with black chain in an attempt to hide the hardware.

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