Bird House, wind chime

by Geri
(San Diego)

heater core salvage

heater core salvage

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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