Cottonwood Leaf Frame
Surround yourself with nature! It will be easy to find a home for this leaf, either outdoors or inside your home.
We create these leaves by bending an irregular steel frame out of 3/4" wide steel. The leaf is hand-cut and frames are individually formed, no two are exactly alike. We hammer the leaf slightly to give it a natural shape, then weld it suspended within the frame. On the back a hidden saw tooth bracket makes mounting easy. A finishing touch, stainless steel pins are added to the frame. This holds the piece away from the wall, creating interesting visual depth as well as adding some protection to wall from rust staining.
Once complete, we let nature finish the job with a rust patina. That means this design can hang outdoors year around with no maintenance needed.
This design is available in two sizes, approximate sizes to outer corners. Rust colouring will vary, but in an outdoor setting will gradually darken the finish to a deep uniform tobacco colour.
Did you want to use this indoors? We recommend sealing it with a clear lacquer designed for metal such as Rustoleum or Tremclad, available at most hardware and building stores. This won't add a bright shine, but will reduce scaling.
If you want us to seal it, select that option here.