Weird! Shingles Made From Vinyl Records and CDs

Weird! Shingles Made From Vinyl Records and CDs

Trent Johnson
Nov 18, 2010

While these two "building materials" won't stand up to the scrutiny of the local building authority, they might just work for for a shed, doghouse or patio. And while plastics and vinyls aren't green on their own accord, keeping them out of the dump landfill certainly is.

These two roofs have been constructed from recycled CDs (via Instructables) and vinyl records (via TreeHugger).

While some argue that their durability might be questionable, Matt Glassmeyer, the artist behind the project, says that he "left 100 of these outside for 2 years through rain, snow, and heat to test the durability. They cleaned up perfectly and are in the same shape as any other record. And this porch is on the north side of a two-story house which gets no direct sun."

(Images via Instructables and Matt Glassmeyer)

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