Needed more light for projects, crafting, drawing, modeling etc.. I used this flat bar with some brackets and a 16Ft led strip kit. Bar was very sturdy and holds it shape. I drilled ends and used m5 bolts n nuts to hold together. 8ft was perfect for the 16ft led strip with double row. Used rubbing alcohol to clean flat bar so the strip adhesive would stick really good.
This bar is a convenient size for making small metal parts as well as when a long bar is needed. ...
This bar is a convenient size for making small metal parts as well as when a long bar is needed. Aluminum can be easily and cleanly cut with woodworking tools such as a table saw or miter saw. Any rough edges can be filed smooth. When sanded with an orbital sander the metal takes on a semi matte finish, or it can be polished to an almost mirror like appearance.
One of my favorite aisles in The Home Depot is the hardware aisle. Getting to know all the hundre...
One of my favorite aisles in The Home Depot is the hardware aisle. Getting to know all the hundreds of items in this aisle can open your eyes to the possibilities for making repairs or taking on new projects. Everbilt has a variety of items including steel and aluminum in an array of shapes and sizes.
I ATV a lot and use aluminum flat stock to provide a better mounting surface for the front and rear racks. The 2" wide x 1/8" thick flat bar is ideal to make a strong surface. The aluminum holds paint well, is easy to drill and can be shaped to a degree. I have also used flat bar aluminum to make repairs to broken body parts on an older ATV.
Next time you are in The Home Depot, take a few minutes to explore the hardware aisle and get to know the wide variety of Everbilt products.
The Everbilt 2” x 1/8” x 96” aluminum flat stock was as expected. It is a non-heat treated class ...
The Everbilt 2” x 1/8” x 96” aluminum flat stock was as expected. It is a non-heat treated class of aluminum stock that is softer and less stiff for general purpose use.
I used a piece of this flat stock on my basement stairs to make the transition from the newly tiled landing to the face of the top step, while adding only 1/8” to the landing overhang. Keeping the landing overhang to a minimum was necessary to reduce tripping while going up and stumbling while going down.
The steps to the basement in my 100 year old home are not to current code; generally a 7” rise and 11” depth with no more than 1” overhang on the tread nose. My tread depth is inadequate at 8“, and I would make the situation worse if any landing overhang was added. (You shouldn’t have to think about what you are doing when using steps; these you do.)
Due to the short tread depth, I did not want to use standard materials to finish off the edge of the tile where it ends at the top step/landing. I also didn’t want to drill into the ceramic tile. This 2” wide flat aluminum stock worked nicely. It only protrudes 1/8” and gives a nice, durable, finished edge. It is also not too noticeable, is wide enough to allow screwing into the wood stair face, and most important doesn’t create a trip hazard. Still some wood trim to tidy up, then caulk, sand, and paint.
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