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Copper Table Tops

Fred Snyder - Thursday, February 06, 2014

Not all copper table tops are created equal. Copper Instincts designs and builds the highest quality copper furniture on the planet. Established in 1996, we were the first to conceive of, design, and build copper-covered furniture and table tops in Mexico. We hand make a truly unique and high quality line of furniture using reclaimed and recycled materials, and our furniture is certified as being eco-friendly by the Sustainable Furnishings Council. We always have been, and still are, the indisputable leading manufacturer of copper furniture. 

As in any industry, others observe your success, and try to imitate it. There are several companies out there now making furniture with copper, but none of them come close to our quality, selection, custom capabilities, and service. Some have even industrialized our "look" by creating a mass-produced promotional line using artificially distressed plywood, and super thin machine rolled copper which has the colors spray painted on and then lacquered (a big no no for copper if you want it to last). Their "industrial" copper will not heal itself when scratched or stained as our copper does. Their furniture will not last forever as ours will....our furniture is built to last for generations.  

Compare Copper Instinct's copper with that of our competitors....

  • Our recycled copper is thick, and the colors are fired into the fabric of the copper, so that stains and scratches will heal themselves with exposure to the air. The process is similar to how a new shiny penny turns brown. 
  • Our hand-hammering is optimized which is critical to how the copper wars over time with use, but is shallow enough to use it as a writing surface. 
  • Our solder lines joining the copper sheets are virtually invisible...we are the best at hiding ugly solder lines.
  • Our copper is flat-lying and does not rise and bubble up.
  • Our corner and edge treatments are rounded and without any sharp or pointed edges.
  • Our copper is sealed with paste wax, the proper sealer for copper. Most others lacquer their copper which is guaranteed to flake off in the future. 
  • Our copper tops are available in virtually any size and shape....we have made copper tops 26 feet long. 

So if you want the real deal, Copper Instincts offers the best value in copper furniture that will last for generations.

Continuous Improvement at Copper Instincts

Fred Snyder - Friday, November 11, 2011

Our philosophy has always been to strive for constant incremental improvement in everything we do -- the very latest is that we’ve revamped our website.

We are always looking for ways to improve our products and process - whether it’s how we hammer the copper, or how we apply the copper to keep it flat, or how we join the copper sheets together so that you can’t see solder lines. Or whether it’s construction techniques that minimize cracking or warping on our reclaimed solid wood furniture. Or whether it’s improving the processes we use to heat and hammer our hand-forged iron, or the smooth and durable finishes we apply to our iron so it can be used in corrosive beach environments without the worry of rusting.

We are always looking for ways to improve how we get the furniture delivered to our customers - whether it’s how we beef-up our packing, or put everything on pallets and then cover and protect the furniture after it’s on the pallets. Or whether it’s continuing to seek improved shipping and distribution channels to get our furniture delivered to our customers safely without damage.

We are always looking for ways to improve how we communicate with and listen to our customers to respond to their needs. This is why we have the reputation of being one of the most professional, reliable, and “easy to do business with” furniture manufacturing companies in Mexico.

These are just some of the reasons we manufacture the largest selection of the highest quality copper-covered furniture on the planet; and have excellent customer service. And now we have totally re-done our web site as part of our ongoing effort to achieve constant and incremental improvement.

We hope you enjoy the new website and welcome your feedback on any ways that we can make your digital experience with us better!

Home Office:
(210) 568-9822

(800) 613-9832

Bernardo Abarca 2
Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, MEXICO
CP 61600