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Updated 7 / 2018

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Intro CBD Copper Cover Examples w/Prices
Itemized Charges? Strength -V- Weight?
Shapes Options? Drop Rings for Stability?
Handles? Extreme Caution w/Gas Fire Pits
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Introduction to copper #firepitcovers

These copper fire pit covers have been a surprisingly popular item for our work load. They are an attractive solution that is pretty much maintenance free, last a lot longer than a canvas cover, much more stable in a windstorm, and do not troth rain water like many other covers. Since they are not light like a canvas cover they do requires some effort to lift it off and set out of the way. Then return it when you're done with the fire pit to keep it nice and clean, but not as likely to blow off the fire pit, as with your canvas cover you bought and replaced several times over. I have been careful to list the size and weight of each cover shown below, so you can get an idea of how heavy they are to manage.

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Below on this page we show a variety of different decorative custom copper cover styles, sizes, and price range for fire pits from the simple cone to the more ornate. They are a good way to help keep out falling debris and an excess rain water while not in use. No more soggy ashes or clogged burners. These copper covers naturally turn a satin brown within a few months of exposure and get darker from there and will not mildew, so little if any cleaning of this type of cover is needed.

Most people start with covering their fire pit with an inexpensive canvas tarp that may have a framework under it to keep it from caving into the hole. Which means you've already discovered how frustrating that can be to find it off your fire pit most everytime to go out to use it. Even with some sort of support framework over the fire pit hole it sags in places and puddle with water and debris making a rather unpleasant mess to deal with. And that's just why you are here now reading this; looking for a better solution. Canvas covers are hard to keep in place during a wind storm, as they are more like a kite, where these copper covers are much heavier and stable. An aluminum cover would be a lot lighter for easier handling, but not nearly as durable, get blown off more easily than copper, and are not nearly as attractive.

I do not have the tooling to make these seamless domes; which is called spinning copper, so we buy pre-formed seamless copper bowls adapted from a portable fire pit dish you see sold at hardware stores. They are often large enough for many round fire pits. steel fire-pit cover

We have a pipe bender we use to form a copper ring for the outer rim of these covers, which adds strength and more comfortable handling of these covers. If you still want to just cover your fire pit with a tarp we can build you a better copper pipe framework like this. Although, this is not a cheap solution, since the cost of a crate and freight charges may cost more than the pipe frame, so this has not been a common request, but we are always open to new ideas our Clients present. Custom work is our specialty, so don't be shy to ask for something not yet shown here on our web site.custom copper fire-pit cover w/vent cover

A rustic hammered look is preferred by many of our Clients, so that later on new dents and scratches are much less noticeable. Logic would suggest; why use a life-time metal like copper if it may become beaten up or damaged before long. The doming effect also helps to stiffen this thin sheet metal a bit, like with how most car fender panels are formed.

When we custom form a cover from flat sheet stock we use a thicker 24oz to 32oz copper for more strength and better wind resistance with the greater weight, but more effort is required to place and displace the cover each time. A 60" wide cover can weigh over 50#. This would not be a struggle for 2 people, but one person may find it a chore to move.

I can make these in several styles, sizes, and shapes to fit your desired look and function. I am careful not to give my Clients the impression I am trying to up-sell them, so I try not to push additional feature our Client had not asked for, so please be very specific with details you want when ordering one of these covers through e-mail.

We have found these 40" wide seamless domes to be a very popular solution. These were made to be a small fire pit, but we flip these over for use as a cover. To do this we have to angle the outer rim down to drain and shed debris better. They come with a steel ring inside the flat outer rim, which we have to carefully remove and flatten the outer edges.  Then attach a copper pipe under the outer edge for strength and better handling. We then affix the handles and a drop ring you may want added to this order.

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If you need a cover that is smaller or wider than 40" we can form custom shapes that are not seamless, or make a tapered extension rim under these to extend out further past the dome. Wider custom covers can be round, octagon, square, or rectangular with endoskeleton seams. 

Itemized charges for each feature:

  • $700 for our most popular 40" wide seamless round dome shaped smooth cover, which is adapted from a copper fire pit bowl. This has about 10" clearance in the middle with the 1/2" pipe rim added, and weighs about 14# w/o handles. Add $50 for a large 3/4" pipe rim, or $100 for the larger 1" pipe rim (as shown here).

  • Copper fire-pit cover

  • or $30# for a custom cone shape formed at different angles in 20oz, 24oz, or 32oz copper: from square w/4 bends, to 16 bends for a more round shape. These will have at least 1 seam. (based on final weight)

    fire-pit cover w/bronze looking handles

  • $40# to $60# for more complex segmented and curved custom covers:

    Copper fire-pit cover

  • $20 added per sq' for hammering of the copper sheet metal for a rustic texture.

  • Fire pit cover brass handle$150 for this 18" wide preformed smooth seamless domed Derby Cap style topper (while supplies last). I had made a special purchase of these copper lids made for garden hose pots, which can add a fancy detail to these fire pit covers. They weigh just 3.2#. This can be used in lieu of a center handle for a cover that's not too large and heavy. These usually require a 1/2" pipe ring added to the outer rim for transition to the larger main cover (as shown here)

  • $30# for a drop ring to help keep this cover in place during wind storms w/o mechanical fasteners, allowing for simple on and off movement. The cost can vary depending on the diameter and depth you need. It is best to add a small copper pipe along the bottom edge for durability and hide the sharp edge of the copper sheet metal.

  • Fire pit cover brass handle$30# for a copper pipe rim/trim for added strength, comfortable handling, and to hide the sharp edges of the sheet metal. A ring can be formed in as little as a 1' diameter circle with a smaller 1/2" pipe, and up to a 6' wide circle with a single seam using a 20' long pipe. These can be made using different size pipes, but larger pipe also adds to the weight of course. For calculating the weight and cost of these type L copper pipes here is the weights listed per linear foot, and use pie 3.14 to calculate the approximate length:

    0.24# ln' for 1/2" copper pipe
    0.42# ln' for 3/4" copper pipe
    0.61# ln' for 1" copper pipe
    0.83# ln' for 1.25" copper pipe
    1.1# ln' for 1.5" copper pipe
    1.7# ln' for 2" copper pipe

    They sell a thinner/lighter type M copper pipe, but I recommend the thicker type L pipe for added strength and dent resistance. Please make it clear to me if you want a thinner pipe used in stead for lighter weight.

  • Copper fire pit cover w/brass handles$100 each for large brass door levers installed. Finishes come in antique copper (dark orange), dark bronze (mostly black), and pewter (gray). No longer available in polished brass (as shown), since Emtek discontinued this most popular handle at the first of 2015.

    Or just $30 to $50 each for optional lifting knobs or D handles attached. Note: most handles are made for indoors use and may not stand up well to outside exposure, so may need replaced after a while. The limited selection shown here has to do with the stock we have on hand, but we have the same access to thousands of different style as you do. You are welcome to order a set of handles you like, shipped to us for attachment for just $25 each, or attach yourself after the cover arrives to decide on the best placement. Our primary aim is your long term satisfaction, so don't be shy to be decisive with these order.

A custom crate and freight is required if you do not happen to be local to the West Coast Portland, OR area:

  • around $10 to $15 sq' for our custom wood crate and packing material (less for large crates)

  • $220 freight (or so) for shipping the 40" wide covers through FedEx Ground in a wood crate. Larger covers have to go truck freight.

  • $300 to $600 for truck freight delivered to a residence w/liftgate service. Note: we do not mark up the freight cost, so you are welcome to make your own shipping arrangements when your cover is ready and crated.

Strength -V- Weight:
A larger concern is how this cover may be prone to denting with normal use, or too heavy to manage with just one person. If these covers are made with just our minimum 20oz copper it would still last 70 to 80 years if handled responsibly each time and not subjected to flying debris from a wind storm. Each bend or curvature helps add strength to this form. Many of these covers shown below are made with a thicker 24oz to 32oz copper, since most of the cost you pay for any custom work like this is labor and freight. Logic would dictate: why bother using a life-time metal like copper if it is a common thinner 16oz copper just to save cost? It would be so flimsy it most likely become dented and haggard looking within less than a decade of normal use and need replaced. Although, thicker copper would be heavier to lift each time, so that is an important factor as well. Weight is good for stability in a wind storm, but can make regular use challenging for just one person, so I have carefully listed the size and weight of each cover listed below.

For covers with flat sides I can make a wood shell inside for support of a thinner copper, but that does not seem to make it any lighter or cost less. Example: I made a 49" wide flat cover with a thinner 20oz copper, so it needed 1/2" thick plywood underneath for support, but it still weighed over 42#. Thicker copper may not be impervious to dents, but it will be a good deal more durable, and the added weight makes it less prone to get blown off in a harsh windstorm.

I could make these covers using a thicker 48oz copper, but it would be 150% heavier than 32oz copper, so it is not as practical and more expensive of course. It is tricky to find just the right balance between strength, weight, and cost for the best possible long term results, but these seem to be working out well so far. The only complaint I've gotten was how it did not sit flat on their irregular stone hearth. It just needs rotated to find the best fit or a slight tweak to make it sit right and not teeter. Of course without being able to be there at your place there's no way I could possibly make sure these will fit to your stone surround just right, so some minor adjustment may be needed, which should not harm the copper cover.

Different Shapes for these Covers:
These covers can be formed in a square, rectangle, oval, round dome, cone, low profile bell, or numerous other shapes to suit your needs and desired look. Made just flat would not be practical for several reasons. The steeper the sloped angle adds more strength to these forms and sheds debris better of course. Although, more height add some to the cost and weight, but not as much as you might think. This may also need to have a drop ring made to fit down inside the fire pit to help keep this cover from getting blown off in a windstorm.

If you are OK with a cone shaped covers with a single soldered seam we can make them in any custom size or angle to suit your needs within a week or 2 in most cases. They can be also be made square, rectangular, octagon, or 16 bends for a more circular look.

If you happen to be local to the Portland, OR area for as little as $300 you can have a basic 36" wide copper cover w/o handles or drop ring. Our Gazebo/Turret Roof Cap pages will show you many different shapes and angles to consider to give you and idea of what they could look like:
http://copper-by-design.com/rc/drc.htm

For better durability I can make these in a thicker copper and or add copper piping along the outer rim and such to add strength and better handling. In this style runs $25# + handles, crate, and freight charges. Here is an example of a 42" wide octagon shaped cover I made with just 2 seams for a local client to attach over the pipe frame he had made:

Handles:
Emtek made this fancy swirl style door handle you'll see on many of our covers below, but they discontinued them at the beginning of 2015. Fusion hardware make a similar handle, but not in the polished brass tone. They are made with solid brass, but only come in antique copper (orangeish brown), dark bronze (mostly black), and pewter (gray). They run $100 each installed. They have proven to be very popular with our Clients, since they do not look like ordinary door knob. They resemble handles commonly seen with fireplace tools designed to dissipate heat well. This sort of handle add about 1# each to these copper covers.

Fire pit cover brass handle

You may only need 1 handle or knob in the middle of a small cover, yet you may feel it look better with a pair of handles. With just a single knob you can pull the cover towards you; lifting it off the hearth on the far side. Then grab the outer rim with your other hand for easy manouvering of these covers. Little if any bending over is needed.

These come with several different style rosettes, or base plates to choose.

There are several hundred different handle shapes and sizes you can opt for, or mail to us to attach them. Better handles comes with a premium life-time PVD metal coating that will not stain, tarnish, or scratch easily, like a with a soft lacquered finish would. PVD handles will resist UV rays of the Sun, but keep in mind most cabinet handles are too small and designed for indoor use that is not lifting heavy objects, so they may not be comfortable, sturdy, or made to hold up as well exposed to the elements.

Fire pit cover brass handle

Simple cabinet handles or knobs shown here can be use for just $30 to $50 each. These are just a few examples to choose from. You can click on this image to get a better full screen look. You are still welcome to get your own set of handles and ship them to us for installation for just $25 each,a dn we will add a sturdy wide rust-free washer and bolts on the inside. Some Clients have us add an extra 'D' shaped handle just to run a cable lock through it to help secure their cover from theft.

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We have a few other hinged handles as well to fold down; like 'm'.

Note: these handles do not have the better PVD coating.
Brass with a lacquer coating will peal and tarnish over time. Some of the darker antique handles and knobs have iron in them; making them prone to rust eventually.

Drop-Rings:
A retaining ring is a good simple way to help hold a cover in place in wind storms w/o any mechanical fastener, so it won't shift out of place and allow for easy use taking it off and putting it back on. Although, this of course will add to the weight as well as the cost, so I leave it to your discretion of this as needed for your situation. Most clients seem to be quite opinionated on this detail; knowing their area better than I possibly could.

Fire pit cover brass handleSize & Shape: If you do want this feature I will need to know exactly the size and shape of the hole it needs to slide down into. It is best to use a large sheet of paper or cardboard to outline this hole. Then you can fold it up and mail it to me as a template, so we can make sure it fits just right. Most fire pits are not iniformly round; being somewhat irregular, even if not intentionally so. If the drop-ring is even a little too large or shaped wrong it will not fit and be pointless. If it is an irregular shaped hole you should indicate on the template the direction you want the handles to face, so you will always know how to hold it as you put it back on. This way it slides down into place each time without difficulty. An oddly shaped hole can be an advantage: set the cover in place, then twist it to the right a bit to lock it tightly in place.

Depth: I would also need to know how far down into your pit you would like the drop ring to extend below the outer rim of the hearth. Most gas fire-pits have a very shallow depth. This should not need to be more than 3" below the outer rim, but I leave this to your discretion as well given your particular wind conditions. Just keep in mind the worst case scenario you should plan for.

Photos: It also helps me to see some photos of your fire-pit, so I can better visualize this, and ask questions if needed for the best possible outcome.

Below are some examples of the covers we've made for Clients over the last few years. Their feedback has help greatly to refine this process and designs.

Caution with Gas Fire Pits:
A common complaint I hear is how natural gas fire pits do not radiate much heat off to the sides where the people are sitting, so I have made covers that can be propped up over the fire pit while in use to help reflect the heat out to the sides, so the cover has a dual benefit.

Also, a would-be client had shared with me a story of how he had a cover over his outdoor natural gas fire pit that exploded as he lifted off the cover (which was not made by CBD). Maybe the continuous pilot light had gone out, which then had continued to leak unburnt gas inside? He said as he lifted the cover off it trigger an explosion and knocked him into the backyard. I figure he may have introduced fresh oxygen allowing the pilot light to suddenly ignight that gas. He wanted to make sure the cover we were to make for him would have good ventilation.

Keep in min this is the first report I've received of this sort of danger. He later decided to cancel his order without explanation, so I have nothing more to report, but I can see how this could possibly a serious problem. A cover may not allow enough oxygen to keep the pilot light lit, but the gas has not stopped pouring into this chamber, so you may need to be careful each time when lifting off the cover. Perhaps fan out the fire pit by waving the cover over it, or using something else to clear out any unburnt gas before ignighting. Better safe than sorry.
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Below are several examples of our Fire Pit Cover creations
w/Cost Listed
(listed costs include a crate and freight charges for most clients not local to the Portland, Oregon area)
#41 Rish - 40" Wide Seamless Dome Cover = 16.6# (6/18)
Wayne, Pennsylvania

This was for our Client Patti Rish in Wayne, Pennsylvania. We removed the steel rim ring and added a larger than normal 3/4" type L copper pipe to the bottom rim. This has just one handle style 'b' in the center with thick 32oz copper washers inside for support. This cover w/handle weighs just 16.6# in all, so it is quite managible for a single person to move it off and back on.

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Cost: $1,130 delivered

#40 Williams - 18.75" Square Cover w/Drop Rim = 10.2# (5/18)
Huntington Beach, California

Michael Williams in Huntington Beach, California had CBD craft this cover for their small square propane gas fire bowl. This was designed at a 45 degree angle top with a 2" tall outer rim, and safety hem along the bottom edge.

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Cost: $350 delivered

#39 Malesa - 24" X 43" Rectangular Cover w/Drop Flange = 40# (5/18)
Omaha, Nebraska

Frederick Malesa in Omaha Nebraska had contracted with CBD to craft this cover for their natural gas fire pit. This was designed with a drop flange, and made with a 1" copper pipe rim.

The cost for these options were as follows:
$985 for the 24" wide X 43" = 12.25 sq' of 32oz copper w/1" type L copper pipe rim, and drop rim w/a 1/2" pipe rim.
+ $245 for the hammered texture
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$245 for a patina finish option
+ $100 for a pair of 'm' style antique brass handles attached w/a pair of larger copper washers and SS bolts
+ $100 for a custom wood crate and packing
+ $83.06 for ground freight

= $1,758.06 total delivered ($269.69 less than quoted)
-$679.40 paid through Paypal on 4/2/18
= $1,078.66 due before it shiped (paid through Paypal on 5/18/18)

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Cost: $1,758.06 delivered

#38 Buracker - 40" W Round Dome Cover w/Drop Ring = 31# (4/18)
Columbus, Georgia

Sam Buracker in Columbus, Georgia had contracted with CBD to craft this cover for their propane gas fire pit. This was designed with a 37" wide drop ring and made with a 1" copper pipe rim.

The cost for these options were as follows:
$700 for the 40" wide dome cover
+ $100 for a 1" pipe rim upgrade
+ $180 for the hammered texture
+ $50 for 'b' style dark bronze/brass handle attached w/a pair of larger copper washers and SS bolts
+ $185 for a 37" wide drop ring made to extend 3" below the outer rim w/small pipe rim along the bottom edges
+ $150 for a custom wood crate
+ $259.95 for ground freight

= $1,624.95 total delivered

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Cost: $1,624.95 delivered

#37 Malfa - 22" X 64" Cover = 39.8# (3/18)
Baltimore,
Maryland

This is an unusual fire-pit cover for our client Todd Malfa, because their fire pit has this back wall and mantle behind it, so this cover was designed to have a straight drop in the back.

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We first made this copper pipe frame with 1" type L copper pipes and elbows and covered it with a solid single sheet of 32oz copper, which was hammered for a rustic tecture.

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The copper pipe of the bottom rim also acts as the drop rim to set down below the hearth in order to hold this cover in place during a wind storm w/o the need for mechanical fasteners. They wanted this large antique brass handles attached in the center to pull towards him to lift this out after grabbing the outer rim. We added these thick copper washers underneath for added support. This cover is just under 40# in all.

fire-pit cover

Cost: $1,530 w/crate & freight

From: Todd Malfa <tmalfa@gmail.c*m>
Subject: Re: Your custom copper fire pit cover
Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2018

Thanks Dave.
Received the fire pit cover today. Came on time and no issues. It looks awesome. Perfect fit. My Wife loves it! Thanks so much for working with me and the greatest workmanship on this piece. Attached are few pics for you. Another happy customer. Cheers!

Great working with you. I think the outcome met expectations and not only is the cover great accent/decorative piece for our patio, I think it also serves its purpose as well.

Regards,
Todd
#36 Latimer - 26" X 54" Cover = 42# (5/17)
Seattle, Washington

This is another 32oz copper sheet metal fire-pit cover for our client Greg & Lisa Latimer. We added a 1" type L copper pipe to the bottom rim. This was hammered, and has the aged bronze look. They found these antique handles and sent them to me for attachment. This cover is just 42# in all.

fire-pit cover

Cost: $1,505 w/o freight (client pick up)

Here is a link to see all 26 photos:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1422841324404700.1073741862.130251686997010&type=1&l=44ac78f3c6

#35 Kurumella - 40" W Cover w/Drop Ring = 28.6# (2/17)
Longwood,
Florida

fire-pit coverThis is a 40" wide solid 20oz copper fire-pit cover for our client Sudhakar Kurumella. We removed the steel rim ring and added a 1" type L copper pipe to the bottom rim. This was hammered, has a drop ring 28.5" wide, and has the aged bronze look handle 'b' attached in the center. This cover is just 28.6# in all.

Cost: $1,570 w/freight in a custom wood crate insured

From: Sudhakar Kurumella <kurumella@yahoo.c*m>
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2017
Subject: Re: Your Custom Fire Pit Cover


Hello David,
Despite of Super Bowl and Blizzards postal delays, The package arrived safe and sound The firepit cover is nicely fitted to our firepit. An awesome handy work!! Here are some pictures.
#34 Rabineau - 60" W Cover = 62.4# (1/17)
Baltimore,
Maryland

This is a custom 60" wide solid 24oz copper fire-pit cover for our client Allan Rabineau. As you can see this is a hammered curved low profile bell shape with a 1" type L copper pipe added to the bottom rim. They also wanted this derby hat style dome top. This is wide enough to cover the outside of their hearth for stability in a wind storm.

Bell shaped fire-pit cover

This is very similar to the #18 Rice project we did a couple years ago, but I was able to get a better curvature with this cover to clear their 20" height requirement they needed for their artificial logs. I also added a 1/2" copper pipe to the rim of the small dome. There is another smaller 1/2" pipe inside it to rivet the main cover to without having any rivets showing on the outside. Besides solder there are 264 rivets also holding this cover together.

Cost: $2,335 w/freight in a custom wood crate insured

To see all 35 photos of this project go to our Company FaceBook Page

fire-pit cover / pizza oven

I was punching the rivet holes in the
outer rim for attaching the pipe rim.
The images on the right show how
the handles are supported with a
thick copper washer and 8
stainless steel bolts each.
fire-pit cover / pizza oven
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fire-pit cover / pizza oven
#33 Coles - 46" W Dome Cover = 32# (12/16)
Morehead City, New York

Copper fire-pit cover w/pole standRobert Coles of Morehead City, New York had contracted with CBD to make this fire pit cover for their natural gas fire pit. This was designed to be 46" wide with the adjustable heights of 30" or 48" above the hearth to help deflect the heat out to the people surrounding the fire with minimal visual impairment and simplicity of use. I added another 3" wide skirting to bring it out from 40" wide to the 46" they wanted with a 1" copper pipe rim.

The cost for these options w/handle was as follows:
$895 for the 46" wide dome w/1" pipe rim
+ $240 for the hammered texture
+ $50 for 'a' style brass handle attached
+ $205 for a cone and pipe receiver attached inside the dome
+ $320 for the set of 5 copper pipes, end-caps, connectors, with all edges sanded smooth = 15.5' total
+ $200 for a custom wood crate and packing
+ $380 for truck freight, residential lift gate delivery
= $2,290 total delivered

Cost: $1,290 delivered

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To see all 20 photos of this project go to our Company FaceBook Page

From: Robert E Coles <recoles007@gmail.c*m>
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2016
Subject: Fire pit heat reflector pictures


It looks great! Arrived in good condition. The tube at the bottom near the gravel does get up above 500 degrees when measured with IR thermometer but there doesn't seem to be a problem. I imagine if the solder there drains away the sleeve will still hold things fine. Very happy with it . Thanks for you excellent work!

I
will get more pictures of the next few weeks. It is extremely stable as installed. The Finned pipe base unit is fully buried in heavy gravel. The way my fire pit is designed it is a cylinder that goes down about 3 feet and is filled with gravel so that I could either have a wood fire or a gas fire which is what we have created.

The gravel is tightly packed and because gravel is fairly heavy it has made it very stable. The wire mash you supplied actually hooks over the burner for the gas which lends it even more stability.

Sincerely,
Robert E. Coles MD
#32 Wise - 32" W Square Cover = 35# (8/16)
Minneapolis, Minnisota

Copper fire-pit coverSteve Wise of Minneapolis had contracted with CBD to craft this square cover for their natural gas fire pit. This was designed to be 32" wide with the height in the center of 15" above the hearth for an angle just less than a 45 degree, which is approximately 22" diagonal length. The inward corner seams are soldered together to be water tight with a small top cap. There is a brass ring loosely attached to the tip. There is a drop flange of 1" below the hearth at 26.5" wide made with a 1" copper pipe.

The cost for these options w/handle are as follows:
$916.48 for the 32" wide square cover w/drop flange made with 32oz copper based on the weight of 29.34#
+ $75 for a brass ring handle attached w/a copper strap
+ $85 for a 1" pipe rim for the edges of the drop flange
+ $100 for a custom wood crate
+ $120 for ground freight
= $1,296.48 total delivered

Cost: $1,296.48 delivered

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To see all 25 photos of this project go to our Company FaceBook Page

#31 Daniels - 40.5" W Cover = 29# + 51" W Stand = 20.8# (7/16)
Greensboro, North Carolina

Copper fire-pit coverThis was designed and created for our Client Greg & Donna. We carefully explored option and decided to go with a cover with a drop ring to helps secure this cover in a wind storm. We also attached a larger than normal 1" type L copper pipe to the bottom rim. They also wanted this attractive stand to prop up the cover while in use to help disperse the heat from the natural gas fire out to the sides better. The bottom ring is a 1" pipe that is 51" wide with a 34" wide ring at the top, and 16 struts between them made with curved 1/2" copper pipes.

This has an egg shaped handle in the center for fairly comfortable handling.

Cost: $2,349.11 delivered

From: Donna Daniels <dsdwstpnt@aol.c*m>
Subject: Re: Daniels Firepit Cover Delivered
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2016


Good Afternoon David,
Thank you very much for the fire pit cover and stand. We received in today and have set it out already.

The packaging and delivery could not have been better. Attached is a picture. We will send a few when we are using it as well. Today it is a bit rainy.

Thanks so much.

It has been a pleasure to work with you.
Greg and Donna Daniels

To see all 24 photos of this project go to our Company FaceBook Page

#30 Kittell - 56.5" W Low Profile Cone Shaped Cover = 46.6# (5/16)
Oak Park, California

This was designed and crafted for our Client Patricia Kittell. We carefully explored option and she decided to go with a cover that was wide enough to overlap the hearth, which helps secure this cover in a wind storm w/o a drop ring going down inside the fire pit opening. We also attached a larger than normal 1" type L copper pipe to the bottom rim. We could have made this cover in just 2 larger pieces, but I thought this cover would look odd with just 2 opposing seams. I felt it would right to have 4 seams in stead, and be a little stronger as well.

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This has style 'b' handles set 36" apart for fairly comfortable handling. This was made with a sturdy 24oz copper. She wanted this pretarnished, so in stead of giving this copper cover an acid wash we had polished it clean of finger prints, and then gradually heated it up again with the same torch used to solder the seams in order to get these rainbow swirls you see here. Then gave it a waxing to help retain this look during transit to here house. She will need to wax it again every so often to keep this look, or it will darken over time to a satin brown.

Cost: $1,957.50 delivered

From: "Kittell, Patricia E." <Patricia.Kittell@cshs.o*g>
Subject: RE: Fire pit cover order
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016


Hi David
THANK you for the beautiful fire pit cover! It took me a while to get it uncrated, but now it’s on and looks GREAT! Here are some pics for you. It was wonderful to work with you and your team.
Thanks for everything!
Patricia
#29 Brown 2 - 16" X 30" Rectangular Firepit Cover = 18.4# (3/16)
S. W. Portland, Oregon

Roger and Denise Brown are past copper gutter Clients of mine and wanted me to make them a fire pit cover with a minimal base size of 16" X 30" with this flat top of just 14" X 28". I recommended making these sides taper in a bit to make it more interesting than just a box. This was made with a heavy-duty 32oz copper. Even though they do live up in the West Hills they opted for no drop flange, being fairly weighty it should not blow off in a wind storm. I had made them an aluminum prototype first to try out for a while, which you can see leaning against the wall in the background of the right photo.

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Cost: $368 (w/o a crate or freight charges)

#28 - 60" W Fire Pit Hood for Hearthside Grove Motorcoach Resort (11/15)
Petoskey,
Michigan

60" Copper fire-pit exhaust hood

This 60" wide twin wall octagon exhaust hood was built in November of 2015 for our Client Jon Bisher through his Contractor Dick Noggle for Hearthside Grove Motorcoach Resort in Petoskey, Michigan. This was mounted under a covered pergola for their guests. We also included the solid 4 gauge copper wire suspension kit, a 66" tall twin wall flue, roof flange, and weather-head.

60" Copper fire-pit exhaust hood

Cost: $6,600 (w/crate & freight charges)

To see all 52 photos of this project go to our Company FaceBook Page

#27 Hanna - 40" W cover w/Engraved Initial Plaque = 22.2# (10/15)
Lake Oswego,
Oregon

This was for our Client Michele Hanna. We removed the steel rim ring and added a larger than normal 1" type L copper pipe to the bottom rim. This has just one handle style 'b' in the center with thick 48oz copper washers inside for support. This cover w/handle and engraved plaque weighs just 22.2# in all.

40" Copper fire-pit cover40" Copper fire-pit cover

Cost: $1,000 (w/o a crate or freight charges)

#26 Hay - 40" W cover w/33.5" W drop ring = 25.2# (10/15)
Steamboat Springs,
Colorado

40" Copper fire-pit cover

This was for our client Sherry Hay. We removed the steel rim ring and added a small 1/2" type L copper pipe to the bottom rim. The drop ring also has a 1/2" pipe rim for better strength and more comfortable handling. This drop ring extends down 3" inside the fire pipt opening to hold this in place for easy use without the need for mechanical fasteners. This has a pair of twisted bird cage style bronze colored handles with thick 32oz copper washers inside for support. This cover w/drop ring and handles weighs just 25.2# in all.

40" Copper fire-pit cover40" Copper fire-pit cover

Cost: $1,560 delivered

#25 Church - 66"W Low Profile Bell Shaped Cover = 65.4# (5/15)
Canton, Ohio

 A past client named Mark Church had us ship him copper roof flashing back in the Summer of 2013, and later that Fall we drove 5,000 miles round trip to install his copper gutters and fascia metal on their house, since I found it was too expensive to ship those part to him. In 2015 he asked us to build him a fire pit cover 66" wide for his 72" wide hearth. It is formed with 16 solid 24oz copper panels. We were going to form this with just 8 segments like we had done before, but decided to make this in 16 segments soldered together for a better curvature for the improved low profile bell shape he wanted.

66" copper fire-pit cover

It would be possible to form this in a seamless shape this way with copper spinning, but it would be far to expensive for the set up of this one shot project, so this is the only way to for this shape at a more practical cost.

We added a 1" type L copper pipe to the bottom rim formed from a single 20' long pipe. This client will add the custom handles he is having another shop make for him after receiving this cover. The final weight w/o handles is 65.4# in all, so it will take 2 people to move it on and off comfortably.

Cost: $3,168 w/freight in a custom wood crate insured

To see all 60 photos of this project go to our Company FaceBook Page

From: Mark Church <mchurch@mt-systems.c*m>
Subject: Re: Fire Pit Rain Cap
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2016


David,
Thank You for reaching out. The rain cap is working great and I will certainly get you pictures. Here are my comments:
1. If I had to do over I probably make it smaller by at least 6".
2. The weight is significant, but I do manage it alone by rolling it like a wheel. That technique actually makes it pretty easy.
3. When I first put it out there I was almost embarrassed, because it seemed sooo big and sooo bright, but that quickly waned as my landscape architect and others were so impressed by it's beauty. His exact words were it is a work of Art. Now I can't imagine looking out there without it being there.
4. It is weathering great.
5. No problems with it blowing off yet, but I do have a plan if it does.
6. I ended up NOT putting any handles on it. Because of how I maneuver this cover the handles aren't necessary.

I'll get you some pictures now with snow and in late spring when everything is green. I also want to get you pictures of the copper roof flashing, gutters, and fascia metal you did for us.

I'm thinking about my next project: a chimney cap to make for us.

Chow!
Mark
#24 Carroll - 36" W Cover = 14.2# (5/15)
Eden Prairie,
Minnesota

This was cut down to 36" wide as the Client Jay Carroll requested. We removed the steel rim ring and added a 1/2" type L copper pipe to the bottom rim. This cover is just 14.2# in all. This has handle style 'h' in the center with thick copper washers inside and over the top for support.

36" round copper fire-pit cover36" copper fire-pit cover

Cost: $955 w/freight in a custom wood crate insured

#23 Owens - 48.5" W Spark Arrest Screen Cover = 30.4# (3/15)
San Carlos,
California

This was a 48.25" wide inside diameter fire-pit cover made to cover their hammered copper fire pit. It has a 1" outer pipe rim. This was made for our client John Owens. It was unique in that he just wanted to use this cover as a spark arrest screen. Not to keep out the rain as with most of the covers we've made.

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We were going to form this with just 6 segments, but felt this needed more support, so we made this with 8 cross braces to hold the 4X4 stainless steel woven wire screen. The rulers shown were laid out to get the pipe placements marked as precisely as possible.

steel fire-pit spark arrest screen cover

This client had sent us a template drawn out on a clear soft plastic folded up and mailed to us for fitting. His template seemed a little oval shaped, and we normally are not able to make a perfectly circular outer rim, but this one turned out to be very precise, so John had to do some work to get his fire pit bowl to be more uniformly round to get this cover to fit just right.

Custom copper fire-pit spark arrest screen coverCustom copper fire-pit spark arrest screen cover

The final weight was 30.4#

Cost: $2,000 w/freight in a custom wood crate insured
(copper bowl fire pit below not included)

#22 Klose - 33.5" W Hemisphere Shaped Cover = 33# (3/15)
West Long Branch, New Jersey

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This is a 33.5" wide hemisphere made with solid 20oz copper fire-pit cover made to cover their 30" wide cut-away cover. It has a 3/4" bottom pipe rim. This is for our client Raymon & Estelle Klose. It was unique in that he wanted to use this over his steel cover you see in the first photo. We were going to form this with just 8 segments, but felt the need to make this in 16 separate slices soldered together. The final weight was 33#.

Custom copper fire-pit coverCustom copper fire-pit cover

Cost: $1,700 w/freight in a custom wood crate insured
(Black cut-out dome not included)

#21 Kite - 40" W Cover w/Extension Pole (2/15)
Wilson,
North Carolina

This is a 40" wide solid 20oz copper fire-pit cover with a 3/4" bottom pipe rim for our client Steve Kite. It was unique in that he wanted to use this over his natural gas burners as a heat deflector while in use. We were going to form a sort of 'hangman's noose' to let this dome hang from above the fire pipe.

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I then later devised this simpler center pole suspension for him to use for better balance and saved him over $100. This also doubled as a stabilizer for the dome cover when not in use. Eliminating the need for a drop ring. We provided a 30" pipe for down inside the fire pit set to stick up 9" above the hearth to secure the cove in the closed position. Then 36" pipe to go over this, and an optional 54" pipe for an upper height standing position.

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Cost: $1,497 w/freight in a custom wood crate insured

#20 Berke - 40" W Cover = 17.6# (6/14)
Kalispell, Montana

This is a 40" wide solid 20oz copper fire-pit cover for our client Jeff Berke. We removed the steel rim ring and added a 1/2" type L copper pipe to the bottom rim. This has the aged bronze look handle 'b' attached in the center. This cover is just 17.6# in all.

Copper fire-pit cover

Cost: $1,150 w/freight in a custom wood crate insured

#19 Caulfield - 40" W Cover = 16.6# (6/14)
Centerbrook, Connecticut

This is a 40" wide solid 20oz copper fire-pit cover for our client Christopher Caulfield. We removed the steel rim ring and attached a small 1/2" type L copper pipe for the bottom rim. This cover is just 16.6# in all. They wanted to put their own handles on after delivery.

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Cost: $990 w/freight in a custom wood crate insured

#18 Rice - 60" W Cover = 54# (6/14)
Little Rock,
Arkansas

This is a custom 60" wide solid 24oz copper fire-pit cover for our client Brenda Rice. As you can see this is a hammered curved shape to the cover with a 3/4" type L copper pipe added to the bottom rim. They also wanted this derby hat style dome top. This cover is 54# in all.

fire-pit cover

Cost: $2,323.34 w/freight in this custom wood crate insured

fire-pit cover

From: Brenda Rice <brendarice1951@att.n*t>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014
Subject: Picture of fire pit cover


David,
Sorry it has taken so long to send you a picture of our fire pit cover. You did a great job and it is beautiful. I have had a lot of good comments on it. Thanks again for all your hard work. I have recommended you to others. It is nice to do business with people of high integrity.

Sincerely,
Brenda Rice
Little Rock, AR

#17 Lesko - 54" W Pizza Oven Cover = 73# (5/14)
Darien, Connecticut

This is a custom 54" wide solid 32oz copper fire-pit cover/pizza oven for our client Greg Lesko (seen here). As you can see this is a round cone shape and has 1" type L copper pipe added to the bottom rim and a 3/4" pipe along the opening. The chimney cap on top of the 8" X 12" tall flue has an adjustable height. This cover is 73# in all.

fire-pit cover / pizza oven

Cost: $2,780 w/freight in a custom wood crate insured

To see all 35 images and read more about this unique project:
http://copper-by-design.com/cw/Lesko.htm

#16 Van Der Merwe - 51" W Cover = 47.6# (4/14)
South Lebanon, Ohio

This is a custom 51" wide solid 24oz copper fire-pit cover for our client Anton & Annie Van Der Merwe. As you can see this has a hammered curved shape to the cover and has 1" type L copper pipe added to the rim and a 1/2" pipe to the bottom edge of the drop ring riveted and soldered in place. There's also a separate collar to help keep the lava rock out of the way of the drop ring to slide down in the burner tray. The center dome is set above the main cover on this 1/2" pipe framework and has stainless steel screen for a vent to minimize condensation. This cover is 47.6# in all. I have not heard condensation to be a problem with these covers or burner trays, but this is what they wanted.

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Cost: $2,220.58 w/freight in a custom wood crate insured

To see all 22 images and read more about this unique project:
http://copper-by-design.com/cw/VanDerMerwe.htm

#15 Jurkovich - 36" W X 64" L Rectangular Cover = 49.4# (3/14)
Canton, Ohio

This is a custom 36" X 64" long solid 24oz copper fire-pit cover for our client George Jurkovich. This has a 6/12 pitch angle to the top and has 1/2" type L copper pipe added to the rim of the drop ring riveted and soldered in place. Also, has a pair of larger brass swirl style handles. This cover is 49.4# in all.

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rectangular fire-pit cover w/brass handlerectangular fire-pit cover w/brass handle

Cost: $2,335.31 w/freight in a custom wood crate insured

#14 Brown - 48" W Cover = 38.4# (1/14)
Charlotte, North Carolina

This is a custom 48" wide solid 32oz copper fire-pit cover for our client Palmer Brown. This has a 6/12 pitch angle to the cone shape and has 1" type L copper pipe added for the outer rim soldered in place with a pair of larger antiqued Bird Cage style handles. This cover is 38.4#.

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Cost: $1,440 w/freight in a custom wood crate insured

#13 Lichter - 35"T X 54" W Fireplace Doors = 76.8# (10/13)
 Rancho Santa Fe, California

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This is 32oz solid copper custom framework we made for a set of fireplace doors for our client Suzanne Lichter in Rancho Santa Fe, California. This is 76.8# in all. This 1/4" tempered glass was 26.8#, so that leaves right at 50# of copper in this framework. This being the first set of fireplace doors we've designed and built we gave her a pretty good deal on this. Future project for polished copper like this would be more to cover all the time we put into this sort of projects.

Fireplace DoorsFireplace Doors

$1,250 for 50# of copper in this frame work X $25
+ $200 for the 8 brass hinges
+ $100 for the 4 knobs attached
+ $20 for 1 sq' of SS screen along the bottom for air intake
+ $240 for a set of 4 tempered glass panes 1/4" thick
+ $150 for a custom wood crate and packing material
+ $250 for ground truck freight
= $2,210 delivered

Fireplace DoorsFireplace Doors

Cost: $2,210 w/freight in a custom wood crate insured 

#12 Belsito - 18"L X 52" L Rectangular Cover = 30.2# (8/13)
New Windsor,
New York

Here is a nice clean looking custom rectangular copper fire-pit cover w/drop ring for a gas fire pit feature. This is 18"W X 52"L outside measure to cover their inside measure of 15.5" x 49.5". This is made with a 6/12 pitch angle, or a 26.5 degree slope in solid 32oz for our client Joseph Belsito. This cover is 30.2# total weight with the pair of deluxe handles (which we no longer have access to).

Fire-pit cover w/brass handleFire-pit cover w/brass handle

Cost: $1,250.80 w/freight in a custom wood crate insured

Fire-pit cover w/brass handle

From: "Joseph Belsito" <Joe@Belsito.c*m>
Subject: pictures
Date: Sun, 18 Aug


Hello David … the firepit cover arrived and we are thrilled with it! You and your team did an incredible job helping us to bring to life the cover in a way that serves its functional purpose, while not dominating the design of the firepit yet still looking gorgeous. I’m sure your reputation speaks for itself but if you ever need a reference both in terms of quality of work and integrity in business please send them my way.

All the best,
Joseph Belsito
Belsito Communications, Inc.

Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2013

Hi David …
Just wanted to let you know we’ve had some time to use the fire pit cover you made for us … including a few pretty good rain storms … and it’s working perfectly. I just wanted to say thanks again for all your help/planning/hard work!

All the best,
Joe
#11 Bottar - 49" W Cover = 46.6# (7/13)
Manlius,
New York

This is a custom 46" wide solid copper fire-pit cover w/39" wide drop ring for our client Michael Bottar. The old covers we use to start with were only 36" wide, so we had to add this 5" wide extention skirting to it with a 1/2" copper pipe for the outer rim. He wanted something more than just a soft dome in the middle, so I got this more dramatic 18" wide dome to add to his cover. This finished cover is 46.6#.

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Cost: $1,820 w/freight in a custom wood crate insured

#10 Light - 36.5" W Cover = 11.4# + Stand = 20.8# (4/13)
Redondo Beach, California

This shows the old 36" wide covers we use to offer, which were adapted from a flat bottom fire pit sold with iron stand and grill. This also has a custom 39" wide solid copper stand to use the cover while in use to help reflect some of the heat out to the sides, since gas fire pits tend to not radiate much heat. This was for our client Jim Light.

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This stand has a 2.5" drop flange below the lower rim to hug the sides of their fire pit. The frame is 20.8# and the cover w/handle is 11.4#. Jim uses the top cover set over his gas fire pit when not in use to keep it clean. We tested the strength of the frame with 450# on it (2 men) and I imagine it could easily handle over twice that much weight.

Cost: $1,677 w/freight in a custom wood crate insured

To see all 24 images and read more about this unique project:
http://copper-by-design.com/cw/Light.htm

#9 Testa - 28" W Square Cover = 24# (4/13)
Melbourne Beach, Florida

fire-pit cover w/brass handles

This is a custom 28" wide square 32oz solid copper fire-pit cover with a 6/12 pitch slope. It was made for our client Ann Testa. It has a 1" drop flange below the outer rim made 22.5" wide w/client supplied handles I attached. Final weight 24#. We could make this with just one seam, but it looks more uniform with these 4 seams soldered together. Instead of a typical standing seem this has the seam bent downward, which I think looks a lot better. This is still water-tight.

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fire-pit cover w/bronze looking handlesFrom: Ann Testa <ann.testa@att.n*t>
Subject: Re: Custom Copper Fire-pit Cover
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013


David,
I received the Copper Cover today in perfect condition. I have included some photos of the copper fire pit cover on my fire pit. I'm very pleased. Do I need to put any kind of finish on the cover ?

Thanks,
Ann

Cost: $690 w/freight in wood crate insured
client supplied the handles
(saved $100 from the original quote for less copper weight than predicted)

#8 Klinglesmith - 20" T X 33.5" W Pizza Oven Cover = 25# (11/12)
Portland, Oregon
pizza oven door cover w/brass handlesMichael Klinglesmith originally wanted just a basic 33.5" wide 20" tall rectangular cover for his outdoor pizza oven to help keep it clean when not in use. I suggested he should have me make this cover more stylized in this way to accent the arched opening w/o costing extra. He loved that idea and had made this wood frame and varnished it. I made this cover w/2 separate pieces of 32oz copper and added a pair of brass handles to his wood frame he had made per our discussion of alternative shapes. Final weight 25#.

Pizza oven door cover w/brass handlesPizza oven door cover w/brass handles

This first photo on the left shows my aluminum test pieces before making the copper cover.

Cost: $460 delivered in person to get these installed photos

To see all 24 images and read more about this unique project:
http://copper-by-design.com/cw/Klinglesmith.htm

#7 Spoor - 49" W Flat Cover = 42# (5/12)
New Vernon, New Jersey
First off I will say this was not a project I am proud of. Against my advice my client Bill Spoor wanted just a basic flat 49" wide fire pit cover in a thin 20oz copper w/1 handles in the middle to minimize the weight. Although, since this was just flat it needed a wood support under it, which did not really make it less heavy than a tapered cover. Even if it were made with a thicker copper.

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For support this thin copper needed 1/2" plywood to stiffen up the flat sheet of copper. I used a pair of 1/4" sheets of a hardwood plywood glued together, and glued to the copper sheet. It was treated with tung oil under the plywood. This also has a pair of 3/4" copper pipes bent in a ring for the outer rim strength and easy handling, with a smaller 43" wide drop ring to help hold this cover in place. After consideration of the 42# weight I advised this have pair of handles, in stead of just 1 in the center. Because this was made with a thinner 20oz copper it still would not lay as flat around the outer edges where it attaches to the outer copper pipe rim as I would have hoped, as you can clearly see int his right photo.

Cost: $1,250 w/freight in wood crate insured

#6 Anderson Pools and Spas - 33" W Cone Shaped Cover = 30# (4/12)
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
This cover was made for a client of Anderson Pools & Spas. It was made in 1 piece cone shape with a single seam. Formed in a steep 45 degree angled slope, and was bent with 16 facets. Made 33" wide, w/2 solid brass PVD coated spiral style handles, and a 26" wide drop ring all made with 32oz copper. A 1/2 copper pipe 102" long was added to the outer rim for strength, soft outer edge, and a nicer clean look. This was made before we had a motorized pipe bender, so this was bent manually, which we would never do these days.

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Cost: $902.50 delivered in a wood crate insured
(saved $227.50 for more copper used than predicted)

Copper fire pit cover w/brass handles

From: "Nikki Anderson" <nikki@andersonpoolsandspas.c*m>
Subject: pics of fire pit
Date: Mon, 7 May 2012span>

Mr. Huffman loves it! It fit perfectly also! Awesome Job!
Nikki
#5 Sweeney - 40" W Square Firepit Cover = 25#
and a 33.5" W Hinged Skillet Cover
(3/11)

Holly Springs, Mississippi

This project is a custom copper grill cover that is 25" wide shown to the right, and a 33.5" wide fire pit cover shown on the left. We added a drop down flange for inside their 21" wide ISD pit. We also made a sleeve made with 20oz copper to cover the inside edges of the fire pit (not shown here).

Copper fire pit cover w/brass handles

Cost: $1,806 w/crate & freight
(saved $225 - more copper used than quoted)

To see all 22 photos and read more about this project:
http://copper-by-design.com/cw/Sweeney.htm

#4 (client's name withheld) - 48" W Cover = 54# (10/10)
Farmington Hills, Michigan
This is for a natural gas burning fire pit a cover designed to be the most simple to use year round without the need to be removed when in use, so it will help deflect the heat outward to those around it. It has a 36.5" wide stainless steel screen surround to keep out the leaves. It has a smooth copper skirt added to the hammered copper dome to extend out a full 48" wide to minimise rain penatration. This screen is very sturdy, but has this 1/2" copper pipe framework over the outside more for the look, with a pair of solid brass knobs on the one removable access screen shown in the right photo. This was designed to be able to stay in place while in use with the exhaust vent in the top center of the dome. Final weight 54#, which is easily managable with 2 people as needed.

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copper fire pit cover w/stainless steel screen

This copper cover has turned these lovely colors from the internal heat, and changes with each use.

#3 Opsahl - 36" W Square Firepit Cover = 38# (9/10)
N. W. Portland, Oregon
Suzie Opsahl wanted us to make this 36" wide square cover with a 31" wide drop flange to help hold it in place. It was made with a thick 32oz copper that has 3 sides in one piece, so the 2 seams are at the back side. I would not make a fire pit cover like this again. I have an improved meothod now that you can see in the covers above. This has a pair of solid brass PVD coated spiral style handles (no longer available). Copper weight 38#, or 19 sq'

Copper fire pit cover w/brass handlesCopper fire pit cover w/brass handles

They brought it back a few years later to see if I could polish the tarnish away. It takes an agressive fine grain sandpaper and a lot of work to break down years of patina.

Cost: $910 client pick up

To see all 12 photos and read more about this project: http://copper-by-design.com/cw/Opsahl.htm

#2 Bernard & Debby Birger - 48.5" W X 73.5" L Rectangular Cover = 111.6# (9/10)
Collinsville, Illinois
This is a large 48.5" wide X 73.5" long ISD rectangular cover made with a sturdy 32oz copper w/4 solid brass PVD coated spiral style handles (no longer available), w/1" type L copper pipe frame inside. The total weight of this large copper cover w/o handles was 101.6#, or 50.8 sq'of copper used. The 4 handles added about 10#.

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This order was combined with a large chimney cap, fancy turret roof cap w/weathervane, and dozens of post caps. They had a Daghter living in this area, so they planned their trip to pick all these up when completed, so no crate or truck freight was added to this cost.

Cost: $2,362 client pick up

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To see more about this project w/chimney & gazebo caps: http://copper-by-design.com/cc/cp/Birger.htm

#1 Dennis & Brigitta Cunningham - 37" W Cover = 39# (7/08)
Hicksville, New York
Copper cover needed to be very tall to allow for the artificial logs in the fire pit. The outside of this circular cover is 37" and 32" ISD of the extention pipe lifting the dome up off the hearth. It has 2 solid brass spiral style handles w/lifetime PVD coating (no longer available). I added this vertical support ring to raise it up for a 17" center clearance.

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I use to get these copper fire pit bowls from a wholesale company called Good Directions, but they started sending copper bowls with thinner copper to save on the need to raise their prices much higher, so I needed find a different source for copper bowls that are built better.

Cost: $1,293.27 delivered in a custom wood crate to
To see all 16 photos and read more about this project: http://copper-by-design.com/cw/Cunningham.htm
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Takhar's 20oz, 24oz, & 32oz Copper Double Walled Shroud,
Flue-pipe, Roof Flashing, & Screened Chimney Cap
Bemidji, Minnesota (3/06)

This fireplace hood was a collaborative design with our client named Harry Takhar in Bemidji, Minnesota to keep with a square looking design. It has a 7.5/12 pitch hipped double layer hood design. The base rim here is 4' 9" wide square, but the outer shell is 5' 2.5" wide. There is a 4" tall rim on the outer shell. The two layers are spaced 2.5" apart with the internal bracing you see mounted on the liner and later attached to the outer shell. It was made to be mounted over an outdoor fireplace that is under a breezeway roof between a pair of enclosed gazebos.

You can see here the white vinyl covered outer shell that is a thicker 24oz copper from a different supplier than we buy most of our copper from. Once assembled it was structurally solid feeling and did not seem to have any flex to it. It is resting on a shipping crate waiting to be picked up by the trucking company Roadrunner/Dawes, which contains a large turret roof cap.

145 lb - Cost: $2,900

Here is the square 8' 10" tall double walled flue pipe he requested we make for the hood to deliver the exhaust safely out through the roof. It weighs just over 100#, which translates to 80.4 square feet of the 20oz copper sheet metal we use. It took 3 sheets that are 3'x 10' of copper to make this one flue pipe.

101 lb - Cost: $2,020


We also made this roof flange and small chimney cap shown below to go over that flue pipe. The flange base was made out of a 3' x 3' thicker sheet of 32oz copper and weighed 24# with the 24oz copper collar seen in white. The 20oz copper chimney cap has a 16 gauge stainless steel screen and weighed 24#.

48 lb - Cost: $960

Here is the 37.5" wide fireplace cover lid we got for him and attached this brass handle onto. The second photo is a close-up of a stainless steel eye with a 4 gauge copper wire wrapped over it. To just wrap 2" of the end that wire took 3' of a smaller diameter 14 gauge copper wire. We shipped a spool of 100' of the thicker copper wire, and 20 sets of the thinner wrap wire with this example piece. It is to support the hood under the roof beams. We also sent a dozen 1/4" thick SS eye hooks to connect the copper support wire to the beams ahead.

Cost: $375 & $326

Total Cost for this 6 part assembly: $7,831 w/crate & shipping
to a residence with hydraulic lift-gate service

To see all 40 photos and read more details of it's construction:
http://copper-by-design.com/cc/cp/Takhar.htm

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