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Milo's Metal

Providing one of kind decorative metals and metal fabrication services. All my work is custom designed and all my surfaces have a durable, unique patina.

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My copper is always antiqued. Never shiny copper. My patina on copper is durable, alive and beautiful.

My stainless steel coloring process is called Volcanic Stainless Steel. I have 3 main colors and many variations on those colors.


How to start an order

How to start an order

1.Let’s talk.
2.Pick out designs from photos.
3.Give me a simple sketch.
4.I create a 3D drawing and an estimate for our proposal.
5.Make a down payment to get on the calendar.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do we start?

1. Let’s talk. 2. Pick out designs from photos. 3. Give me a simple sketch. 4. I will create a 3D drawing and an estimate. 5. Make a down payment to get on my schedule.

what is volcanic stainless steel?

Volcanic Stainless Steel is my invention. I wanted color and patterns in this great durable metal. I apply a secret sauce and burn the stainless with a 2 foot flame until the metal is red hot and somewhere near 1,000 degrees. The sheets move and bow off the burning table like a hot air balloon stretching its fabric. I carefully guide the metal to cool until it’s flat again.

how durable is volcanic stainless steel?

Volcanic Stainless Steel is very durable. The color process involves extreme heat and the color is fired deep into the surface of the metal.

are your copper projects durable?

The copper I use is high grade and, relative to the human timeframe, it does not degrade. Copper is a soft metal so it does scratch but the character and color of the metal as it ages are part of what makes it so special. 

do you seal or treat your finished copper projects?

The copper finishes are left natural and only oiled after completed. Copper is one of the metals that is considered alive. I do a chemical and fire patina on all my copper projects. That finish mimics the natural aging process where the copper forms a protective layer from weathering. I control the patina to give it a long lasting medium brown color. 

do you ship your works?

I ship my finished works all over the United States and beyond. 



“Hi Milo,
We love our new kitchen and your remarkable work of art. Thank you soooo much,
Robin and Jon E.”

“Hi Milo,
We LOVE the table! It is more beautiful in person! It is exactly what we discussed. It is a work of art and you are incredibly taleneted! Thank you for the beautiful art!
Ellen and Chris”

“Hi Milo
You know I took a leap of faith with you. You live the other side of my world and I didn’t have a recomendation from anyone. But I trusted you AND you delivered!!!! 
Thanks for being a new best friend.
Dr. Dan”

“Hi Milo
Just wanted to send you a picture of the countertop. It was perfect! The size is exact and color is amazing. Thank you so much and have a Merry Christmas!!
Jeff in Virginia”

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Milo At Work

Milo's Art Metal Studio
Portland, OR

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