WOW I’m so excited.
My wife brought home a book from the library the other day, and among other things there was a section about making purses, wallets, pillows etc. from fused together plastic shopping bags. Well me being the cheapskate that I am (oops I mean recycling conscious citizen) decided to try this out but apply the technique in a roofing application, and possible siding too.
I have a second chicken coop i need to finish up in the next couple of weeks and I thought maybe if i make the fused bags thick enough I can get a decent shingle out of them. I’m pretty sure that these bags are made to be semi-biodegradable so a friend told me about a product from Krylon that supposedly bonds to the plastic, giving it a better protective coating. If any of you have any ideas on this I would greatly appreciate them.
For my first test case I just finished up a mega feeder for the chickens and I’m going to get my first set of bag shingles put on it this weekend. I think i’m going to leave this one O-natural and see if the sun and weather mess with the integrity over the next year or so.
Anyway if anyone is interested in a possible blog about the bag technique I’ll get some pics of the feeder up this weekend and try to get one going..
-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug