The name brass applies to alloys that consist of primarily copper where the secondary metal is zinc. Brass is used in many applications as it is strong, conducts electricity well and can be polished easily.
Brass square tube can be cut, bent, and formed. It is rust resistant, making it
an ideal material in many applications that must tolerate water, such as
umbrella stands. Brass square tube offers excellent strength and is lighter
weight than many other metals or alloys. Thus, using it in the creation of
household items offers homeowners a unique and functional piece of movable
Soldering and MIG or TIG welding are also possible when working with brass
square tubing. However, in addition to general safety concerns when handling
hot metal, great care must be taken when welding any material containing zinc
to confirm adequate ventilation for the safety of the welder and anyone nearby.
In addition, when soldering brass tube of any shape, the thickness of the tube
may impact the ability to raise the internal temperature high enough to get a
Brass square tube offers a unique touch to light fixtures. Because it is strong
and lightweight, it's a great choice for applications that require additional
bracing and support. Because it can be polished, etched or chemically treated
the structural members of any light fixture need not be shaded or shrouded, but
can be left visible. This expands the abilities of the light fixture, as shades
become an enhancement, not a requirement to cover the structural features of
the light fixture.