See one of many articles featuring our sinks. "As an architect and interior designer I have specified Rachiele sinks over the years. When I finally had a chance to renovate my own kitchen, I called Dino. I am so in love with my sink. Dino worked with me to get the details just right. His personal attention is given to every project. I recommend Rachiele Custom Sinks without reservation. M Rene Clawson"
We use only pure AMERICAN copper to make our sinks. In fact, the copper we use is so rare that there are only two places in the entire United States where it can be purchased. We go out of our way to use domestic copper that is cold rolled. If you are looking at other sources, ask them where their copper comes from and ask for a current proof of purity. I can offer certification papers for each batch of copper we receive showing the purity of the copper. We use only virgin cold rolled 14 gauge copper, which has a yield strength up to 8 times stronger than annealed recycled copper used by just about everyone else. Why does that matter to you? Well, you hear about 16 gauge, 14 gauge and even 12 gauge copper sinks. If the sink is imported, you can bet the copper is annealed soft copper. We use virgin cold rolled hard copper so that your copper sink will be tough enough to have a lifetime transferable warranty. We could not give a long warranty on an annealed copper sink. I would constantly worry about the integrity after a disposer was in use for many years. There is one company out there that claims there is no difference between cold rolled copper and their annealed copper. Sadly, that is a claim far from the truth. You can Google the question and find out for yourself.
This is a quote from Copper.org: "If scrap (copper) is mixed, contaminated or includes other materials such as solder then, when remelted, it will be more difficult to adjust the composition within the limits of a chosen specification. Where lead or tin have been included, but no harmful impurities, it is usually possible to adjust composition by the addition of more lead or tin to make leaded bronzes. For some scrap contaminated with undesirable impurities it is sometimes possible to dilute it when melting so that the impurity level comes within an acceptable specification. All these techniques retain much of the value of the scrap." There are many import companies that claim their copper is free of impurities. One such company claims: "When the metal is melted down any impurities are removed." Clearly that company is misinformed.
What you should know about copper sinks... watch the video below.
This copper farm sink features a stencil patina on the apron of the sink. You have the ability to custom design a stencil with the assistance of our patineur.
This copper farm sink features my new NexGen Trademark Design. There is a ledge instead of a step to hold accessories. That feature adds significant usable space inside the basin of the sink. This design is unique to Rachiele.
This gorgeous sink features our Linen Patina on the apron of the sink. This patina option requires a great deal of skill and patience.
Our "Rustic" patina option is our second most popular (after Weathered). You can request specific colors, like greens, blues, blacks, etc. We will make sure you are thrilled with the result. This is our new NexGen Workstation Sink.
I'm not afraid to show you my bottom! Take a look at the bottom of my farmhouse copper sink. Notice the bottom of the apron is completely closed. You will rarely find a photo of the bottom of an import because the aprons are almost always open on the bottom. The bottom and sides are closed on my sinks.
We are the only company that can offer patina options like this. I started working with copper patina on copper sinks back in late 1998. We constantly develop our own proprietary methods for creating these awesome works of art. We do not use "off the shelf" patina products. All are custom made.
This is one of hundreds of drop in retrofit copper farm sinks that I have designed to replace existing outdated double bowl sinks. This is a patented proprietary design that I developed years ago.
This one-of-a-kind work of art has one of our rustic patinas. It is a 36" sink designed to be under mounted.
This is a 33" custom copper farm sink with our NexGen Workstation design and our Weathered ll patina.
This is a custom stencil of a bible verse that we applied on a 36" single bowl. Our client selected the font and size. Stencil color can be selected by you. This one is black, but we offer a full variety of colors.
Hand Hammered 36" copper Farm sink (Rachiele style - real ball peen hammering). The hammering of one sink can take one man the better part of an entire day. The precision of our men is nothing short of amazing.
A rustic patina on a 36 inch copper farm sink. The amazing colors and patterns are very difficult to achieve and this process takes a bit of time.
This is a gorgeous copper double bowl copper farmhouse sink with a rustic patina. This whopper of a sink measures 43 inches long. The apron was made 9" tall, while the bowls are 8" deep. This was done to give the sink more balance in terms of proportion. Truly a beautiful sink. We shipped this baby to its new home December 15th, 2010. We rarely build double bowl sinks these days. Our single bowl workstation sink design is far more functional.
This is a 33" long apron sink with a 12 inch tall apron. The bowl depth is 8". It features our self healing weathered interior and our weathered/top-coated apron. Our customer was in a big hurry. This sink was built and finished in less than a week!
I really love this one! It is a 36" copper farmhouse "Signature Series Workstation Sink", featuring a step in the front and rear for cutting boards, a copper grid, or a colander. The patina is particularly nice. Very rich tones on this Rustic Patina.
This is a patented retrofit farm sink design I came up with in 1999. It features our patented channel design to slip over existing cabinetry. This sink also had a rear deck to house the faucet. Yes, you can install a farmhouse sink in existing cabinetry. I have a design where you can replace a top mount - even while using your existing countertops - requiring no cutting of the cabinetry.
Another pretty face! Just look at the depth and interesting patterns of this Rustic Patina. This is a 36" Copper Farm Sink. It is our original Signature Series Workstation Design.
Copper sinks: The truth behind the misleading information online.
Wonder why we hardly sell double bowl sinks?