McNICHOLS® Designer Metals
Designer Metals—Perforated Metals, Expanded Metals, Wire Mesh and Textured Metals—add distinct, elegant style to a variety of architectural applications. These decorative metals are available in several unique patterns and materials, including Copper, Aluminum, Carbon Steel, Brass, Stainless Steel and more. McNICHOLS® Designer Metals are certain to give your design the unforgettable look you desire.
The following selections are important considerations to help you choose the right McNICHOLS® Designer product for your project or application. Please specify:
Product applications/uses include wall and ceiling panels, interior and exterior wall cladding, column wraps, partitions, retail display panels, shelving, cabinet inserts, raining infill panels, baskets, furniture, fixtures and more! We invite you to browse Designer Metals applications in our Product and Application Gallery.
Choose from a wide variety of Designer Perforated, Designer Expanded, Designer Mesh or Designer Textured patterns.
Series Name & Number
Specify the Designer Metals series name and number for your unique design or project. For example, we carry several Designer Mesh SHIRE™ series items. Each item has a pattern number associated with it (e.g. SHIRE™ 8148).
Primary Material / Product Finish
Select the primary material type including Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Carbon Steel, Copper, Galvanized Steel and Stainless Steel. Some patterns have more than one primary material (e.g. Copper/Stainless Steel). Inventory is typically “mill finish” unless otherwise specified. We provide more information on Primary Material Types and Product Finishes in the links provided in the Overview section on the Designer Metals Resources landing page.
Alloy, Grade, or Type
While all Hole Products have an alloy, grade or type, making this selection for Designer Metals is particularly important for application purposes. For example, choosing the right type of Stainless Steel (Type 304, Type 316L, etc.) is an important consideration if your application is in an environment where corrosive elements are present. For example, if your application is near saltwater, choosing Stainless Steel, Type 316 is critical for the longevity of your project.
Material Gauge / Thickness
If your product choice is Designer Perforated or Designer Textured, choose the material gauge number or thickness in inches. The Gauges, Thicknesses & Weights by Primary Material table on the Designer Metals Resources landing page has additional information.
Percent Open Area
Identify the percentage of open area desired in the Designer Metals sheet.
Margin / End Pattern
Specify solid margin preferences on width and/or length of sheet if required for your application. Most inventory 11 Gauge and lighter has minimum solid side margins running the length of the sheet and no end margins running the width of the sheet (material ends are sheared through). Sheets heavier than 11 Gauge typically have either a finished or unfinished pattern with corresponding end margins.
Product Size, Form & Quantity
Determine the number of sheets including cut-to-size pieces for your project.
Specify any requirements such as fabrication, edge treatments, finishing, non-standard tolerances, etc. If your project calls for Infill Panels, an Infill Panel Worksheet is available in the Overview section on the Designer Metals Resources landing page.
Determine if Designer Metals Accessories such as Angle, Flat Bar or U-Edging framing solutions is required for your application.
View McNICHOLS® Designer Metals Resources on tolerances, available sizes and more!
- Common Fractions & Decimal / Millimeter Equivalents
- Infill Panel Worksheet
- Learn More About Infill Panels
- Primary Material Types
This McNICHOLS® Designer Perforated Metal table can be saved, printed or shared!
- Designer Perforated Metal Gauges, Thicknesses & Weights by Primary Material | 26 Gauge to 1/2" Thick
Designer Perforated, Hexagonal, HONEYCOMB 2079, Aluminum, Alloy 3003-H14, .0320" Thick (20 Gauge), 1/4" Hexagonal on 9/32" Staggered Centers, 79% Open Area