"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!"
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: