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Patio Roof Made with Vinyl Records

 
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Very cool use of unplayable vinyl records, click the link to see pictures:

http://www.jetsongreen.com/2010/11/roof-made-with-adaptive-reuse-records.html

"Nashville-based musician Matt Glassmeyer sent photos of this adaptive use roof built with unplayable old vinyl records.  Glassmeyer said in an email that he used his own collection and records collected via Craigslist.

After designing the patio roof, he put a dab of caulk in the record hole and nailed each disc down in an overlapping pattern using large washers and roofing nails.  And there's been no leakage even in heavy rains or melted records because the roof is not directly exposed to sunlight.  How about that!"

 
                          
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Interesting, looks tacky though.
 
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HeritageFarm wrote:
Interesting, looks tacky though.



Fair enough.  I don't think I'd put this on a patio or anything attached to my house.  I could see it looking nice on a poolside cabana or something, but that's not something you tend to find on most homesteads...

I've also seen lamps made out of unplayable records.  They're actually pretty easy to make:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-Record-Table-Lamp/
 
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The same method can be used to make bowls for crisps at your next party!
 
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Funky. I like it. But then I'm used to a lot of weird artsy stuff in my area. Probably wouldn't go over too well in a housing development.
 
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I'd like to see a roof made with CDs reflecting the heat away, seems to be plenty of those hanging around....
Or maybe a solar oven? dehydrator? hmmmmm
 
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I like the look of it and that would be neat to have covering a shelter outside of a pub where live music is played. Unfortunately that will not work where I like due to hale.
 
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