Signature Designs

Modern Metal offers twenty one designs which are ready for immediate fabrication. Let us know your desired pattern, size, material, and finish BUTTON. All products are made to order, with a standard lead time of six to eight weeks from sign-off of specification sheet. Expediting services may be available but are dependent on current production schedule.

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Custom Design

Modern Metal has a true passion for custom design. We love collaborating with designers to express their aesthetic by creating a design solution from the ground up. We take inspiration both from our client’s design plan as well as motifs from the architectural and interior vernacular. The Modern Metal team works diligently to craft a design properly suited to the task at hand. Design development typically requires two weeks, with an additional six to eight weeks for production and delivery. Please contact us for a quote and scheduling so we can get to work crafting something uniquely suited to you.

Finishes & Materials


Modern Metal products are available in a variety of materials:

Cold rolled steel is our most popular go to material, offered in thicknesses ranging from 22 gauge to 3/8″ thick. It’s strong, durable, and economical. Steel must be powder-coated, or it will rust.

Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel is ideal for exterior applications as well as wet environments because its inherent qualities prevent rusting. We can use whatever type of stainless you specify, but we most commonly use 304 due to its excellent corrosion resistance and value.

Aluminum is light and strong. Ideal for exterior applications because it corrodes but it does not rust as steel will. As aluminum corrodes, it creates a thin layer of aluminum oxide, a very hard material that actually protects the aluminum from further corrosion. For ultimate exterior protection from the elements, we recommend powder coating aluminum. It is a softer metal than our cold rolled steel, so it’s susceptible to dents over time.

Brass, our favorite and most luxurious metal! An alloy of copper and zinc, brass may be brushed, polished, or oil rubbed. It is a soft malleable metal, which will corrode naturally to reveal a green blue patina if left unfinished. Depending on the percentage of zinc, it ranges in color from yellow to red undertones.


Bronze is another luxurious alloy, composed of copper and tin. Bronze may be brushed, polished, or oil-rubbed. It is characterized by a more dullish red color rather than the yellow undertones which brass has due to it having tin instead of zinc. Bronze is a bit harder than brass, and also patinas naturally with oxidation if left unfinished.


Modern Metal products are available in a variety of finishes:

Brushed or polished (aluminum, stainless steel, brass, and bronze)
We can either brush or polish aluminum, stainless steel, brass, and bronze just depends on the look you’re wanting. Brushing is usually done by machine establishing a consistent and even grain. Polishing is a more expensive finishing technique done by hand by the finest finishers.

Oil rubbed (brass and bronze)
Oil-rubbed brass and bronze is a specialty finish which involves dipping the metal into a chemical bath and then rubbing it by hand to achieve the desired patina, giving it an antique look. It is most commonly marked by dark brown tones with a bit of the metal showing through. It really varies from piece to piece as this is all done by hand. There can be extreme beauty in the variability associated with this process. We work with the fine artisans at Gerber Hinge Finishing to achieve this special finish.

Primed for paint-to-match option
Our white powder-coat also serves as a primer which can be painted to match by your painter or contractor. If requested, we can also use a standard primer as a base.


Pricing varies with size, finish, and quantity. We offer discounts to the trade and on quantity orders. Contact us here for a quote or quick ballpark figure.


Thicknesses from 22-gauge to ⅜ inch, in any standard metal sheet size up to 5′ x 10′. Sometimes, we can produce thicker and larger pieces, but this is dependent on variables such as supply and freight offerings. Standard thickness for Modern Metal is 11 gauge, approximately ⅛ inch.


Modern Metal has ten standard powder coats. These are our top ten! These colors are our most popular, so we keep them in stock so they are ready to go when you submit your order. We’re happy to send you a color chip or help you select from one of thousands of other custom powder coat options. See below for custom color options.


If you don’t see exactly what you like above, there are thousands more colors to choose from! For an additional fee, you can choose a custom color. We have close relationships with powder coat companies such as Prismatic Powder Coats, Tiger, and Cardinal. Together, we help you find the perfect hue and texture.