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koyaanisqatsi

I usually work with aluminum too.  But I've also been known to build frames out of copper water pipe and fittings.  The stuff is so much fun and easy to assemble - and you end up with a pretty cool "industrial" look.  The copper can be brushed and clear-coated for a nice bright shine. Galvanized water pipe works well too because it threads together.  But it's a little harder to cut and you have to make new threads if you do cut it.  PVC and ABS pipe also are fun to work with.  Lighter but not near as strong or rigid as copper and steel.

I think if you did it right, an open, structural frame made of both aluminum and copper would look sweet.
What about elevensies? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper?

Ill Mill

I agree with the aluminum angle iron. Very easy to work with, compact and will support whatever you need to weight wise. You can drill into it with a cordless drill and can either bolt it or pop-rivet it together.

Andy J W

I would imagine that this stuff is pretty spendy, but it seems quite versatile.

http://www.tslots.com/

ajb

Unistrut is another option.  Cheaper than the fancy aluminum extrusions and often available at your local hardware supplier.

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