Make Shingles and Siding Out of Aluminum Cans (Beer Can Roof)


Just in case you have a recycler full of cans from the holidays…

…Chicken coop roof!

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Make Shingles and Siding Out of Aluminum Cans (Beer Can Roof)

I haven’t tested this long term but it seems to work on my chicken coop. Here’s the rundown:

Using scissors or tin snips cut the ends off an aluminum soda/beer can and cut down the middle of the can to make a flat rectangular piece of aluminum. Then you lay the flat piece into the forming die and press it by stomping on it or hitting it with a hammer. In this Instructable I’ll show how to make the die and then lay out the shingles on a roof.

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'Make Shingles and Siding Out of Aluminum Cans (Beer Can Roof)' have 4 comments

  1. January 15, 2013 @ 3:00 am tbnranch

    Great idea! :)

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  4. January 15, 2013 @ 3:08 pm tuftyandwhitey

    I love this idea!


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