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Awright, awright, so I couldn't resist chuckling even before I started typing the post..
Ok, halfway serious here...
Two points to get out of the way first... 1. I ain't rich. 2. I REALLY do not like to go with conventional. The more unconventional the better. Always.
That said... I will be finishing my "front room" this summer. Part of getting it dried in, and liveable is going to be the siding, of course.
I would like to side it with cedar, but I don't think that is going to happen. I have an old cedar stump that I considered trying to split out, but it turned out to be just too rotten.
So, I have been trying to think of some source of cheap, or preferably free siding... Started to think unconventionaly a couple of months ago. Came up with the idea of saving all the cans from food, cutting out both ends, cutting along the seam, flatten out... and viola', a shiny shake.
Clean and polish, then dip in a good metal sealer. Apply just like regular shingles. Very small lap showing, of course. But it should work, nonetheless. It's relatively free. (Gotta buy the food anyway.) And it would recycle the cans, rather than fill a landfill or a gulley.
If I did this, I would have to watch it carefully, to see if it would last. Probably plenty of maintenance. I am assuming that if I find it rusting quickly, I will have to paint it with a rust inhibiting paint very soon afterward.
I would also try to work in some kind of designs like that fish. My luck, it would turn into full-blown sculpture by the time I was well started. LOL I would, of course, try to make it look good. Artistic, if nothing else.
Aside from the fact that it is by-gawd tin cans, and the fact that it might rust quickly, what say you all ? Advice ? Jeers ?
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