left over fence pieces for roof shingles?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cluck-cluck, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. I have a TON of end pieces of fencing, 5.5" X 12" that's redwood, and I was wondering if I could use it as roof shingles? They're not thinner on one end or anything, they're 3/4" thick blocks. Has anyone ever tried using these things?

    It probably wouldn't work, but had to ask [​IMG]

  2. HouseMouseHens

    HouseMouseHens Chirping

    Jul 31, 2012
    Portland, Oregon
    My Coop
    We thought about buying new cedar shake for our coop roof, but seeing as we were trying to do the entire thing with reused materials, and didn't want to spend $200+ on new ones... So we found an old fence that someone was giving away (weathered cedar) and cut the sections to about 18 inches. There is a bit of extra gap under them, but it's been fine so far. Just make sure you put the roofing felt under them.
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    I think it would be a LOT of work, and take a LOT of fasteners, to only end up with a roof that leaks
  4. I just realized, I live in a fire hazard zone, so I probably shouldn't even do it, LOL. I saved them all because, well, it just seemed like a waste to throw them all away! LOL
  5. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    Quote: I'd use them to build birdhouses and feeders and put a metal roof on the coop

  6. Birdhouses! What a perfect idea! Thanks :D
  7. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Songster

    Oct 13, 2010
    I had a bunch of random width board ends that are similar to your fence lumber, I made planter boxes with them (to cover pots not use to hold soil)

    My next project with them will be a water system cover box-no details yet cause I am working on the plans.
  8. Another great idea! Thanks so much!

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