When you get down to it, metal angles are bloody useful things to have. They can be used not only for their intended purpose of reinforcing the structural integrity of your home, but can also be used to make a wide range of things. Bed frames, shelves, storage racks, tables, and so and so forth. As such, it may useful to you to know just how to make the most out of your iron angles and put them to the best possible use when redecorating your home.
Metal angles resemble strips of metal have been bent in the middle at a 90° angle, and if flattened out are generally about 2” across or more depending on their exact width. The bend is actually essential in providing for the angle’s tensile strength — it doubles the surface area dedicated to supporting weight. It’d take a lot of force to get the iron angle to bend, thus making it ideal as a weight-bearing structure in any project you choose to undertake. Iron angles, despite their name, can also be made of a number of metals, including brass, stainless steel and titanium. This gives you a broad range of options for you designs. It also allows you some measure of leeway with designs and decoration — you can easily use brass metal angles to give your tables a warmer, more pseudo-Victorian look, for example.
You can adjust metal angles and drill into them using a variety of power tools, although an angle grinder or a power hacksaw are needed if you wish to make angled cuts. This again adds to the iron angle’s versatility.
Joining iron angles can be achieved either through welding, or by drilling through them and attaching them through bolts. Welding is quick and painless, the results of which are usually unnoticeable too all but close inspection. Cracks can be seamlessly filled with weld. Bolting is viable, but it results in a less stable structure. Where possible, weld your metal angles, and where possible, use an arc welder.
For more information about metal angles, and for a broad selection of metallic products for use at home and at work, feel free to visit the website of Click Metals. You can also contact them directly by phoning 07958 541165.