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Bird House, wind chime

by Geri
(San Diego)

heater core salvage

heater core salvage

heater core salvage
salvaged garden art
Geri's Garden Art planted with herbs and flowers
Oh, so sweet!

I went to an old salvage place and found this very unusual piece of something.

The guy said it was used in a brewery, yet when I bought it they put on the sales slip, a heater core.

I'm not sure what it is.

When I saw it a bird house came to mind.

It has about 24 openings in it. But I realized I would have to use a welder, blow torch, clippers, all things I'm a little nervous to use.

So now I have this beautiful piece ( At least it's beautiful to me) that I'm not sure what to do with.

I know I can make a seat out of it, but to me that would be boring. So I thought of making a wind chime of some kind but again, I do not know how to use the tools.

Should I just chalk it up as a loss or keep looking for ideas.

Woman of Many Sticks says - don't give up on it, it is gorgeous! I love old salvaged pieces, remade into something useful, or just as art.

I might be inclined to use this for planting with succulents - in case you didn't know, that's my other stock in trade, and you can see more on my other website about them, particularly on this page: Succulent Crafts on Drought Smart Plants.

I'm betting that you will make something superb out of this - and it will be the envy of all who see it. That's what recycling and repurposing is all about.

Best of luck with your rustic salvage - and I'd love to see pictures of what happens with it - maybe you will post pictures of it in the Best Succulent Containers Contest 2012


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