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I need project ideas for old roofing slate? Answered

i recently inherited a crap load of old roofing slate that's roughly 10" x 14" x 1/4". I've already used it to edge the garden. I need some inspiration.



8 years ago

 I was considering this question myself recently as I saw some old ones at a local used building supply store and thought they could make a really good project, just to think of one...

What I came up with, although I have not done it yet, is to build a coffee tale, and use the slate as a tile for the top. Have maybe a 4-6" pine edge with the tiles in the center.

I've often seen Birdhouses with roofs made of Slate tiles, they are nornally quite expensive, you could try making your own, Woodworking and Stoneworking in One!

i'd feel guilty luring birds to my house my cat's a wicked hunter. i've found crows for crying out sakes! but, i could make one as a gift...

Paint holds well to slate - how about your house numbers painted on? Your neighbors numbers for a gift?

If the tiles are not acid-damaged or broken, I suspect that your 'crapload' of roofing slate could fetch a crapload of money when you find a buyer looking to repair an old roof.

Some other ideas:
  • Placemat
  • Chalkboard
  • Pond lining
  • Walking path
  • Painting surfaces
  • Kitchen/bathroom tiles
  • Wall, with or without mortar
  • Covering for cement patio furniture
  • Planters, when drilled/tied into a box
  • Patio, with cement or ground cover plants between