See one of many articles featuring our sinks."I cannot convey strongly enough the amazing quality and service I received from Dino and the team at Rachiele." Dani Barrows
We use only pure AMERICAN copper to make our copper 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 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.
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 farmhouse 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 copper farmhouse 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 likely 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.
This is one of hundreds of top mounted copper farmhouse workstation sinks that I have designed to replace existing outdated double bowl sinks.
Recent custom farmhouse sink featuring our Fire and Ice Patina. Make sure you click on the image to get the full impact of how gorgeous this sink is. This patina is somewhat unreliable. Make sure you have plenty of time if you order this patina.
This is a custom stencil that we did to match the pattern on a tile the customer had sent us. We can make custom stencils to make just about any pattern or design.
Hammered (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 our copper farmhouse 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 farmhouse sink with a mild rustic patina. This whopper of a sink measures 43" 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.
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/lacquered 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.
This is a farmhouse sink with our patented channel to slip over existing cabinetry. This sink also had a rear deck to house the faucet and other accessories. Yes, you can install a farmhouse sink in existing cabinetry - even while using your existing countertops.
Another pretty face! Warm earthtones on this rustic patina will look good in just about any setting.
See the construction of an imported copper sink below
Wonder why we hardly sell double bowl sinks?