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« on: July 23, 2004 08:40:20 PM »

okay, i've been thinking about this forever, so i might as well lay out the basic idea and see if anyone has any suggestions.  i was in a store once, and saw this little wooden chair that someone had taken, flattened out a bunch of old soda cans, and re-surfaced the entire thing in them.  someday i want to go to the thrift store and find an old dining set and do the whole thing in mountain dew cans and then make new cushions for the chair out of some sort of silky yellow-green fabric.  here's my plan.

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crappy old wooden table/chairs
lots and lots of mountain dew cans
small finishing nails/screws
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i'd cut the tops off of all the cans, cut up the back of the cans, and flatten them out into  sheets of aluminum.  maybe it would be a good idea to sand the edges, or fold them under and then hammer them flat so that they wouldn't be sharp.  then i would tile them along the table with a little bit of each one overlapping on the next one over, and nail/screw them down along the edges.  would there be a cement that i could stick them down with for a better hold?  while i'm thinking about it, i remember in metal shop the way that we would fold the edges of sheet metal so that they looked like this, respectively:

and then interlock them and beat the seam down.  that might be a good way to both eliminate the sharp edges and hold the sheets of aluminum together.
anyway, so i'd cover everything that was going to be showing on the table and chairs that way, and then do the new chair cushions the way that they're usually done.  now i just have to wait until i have a garage again, so don't expect a completed project on this one until at least this winter.
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2004 05:48:04 AM »

All hail the Mountain Dew Goddess!
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2004 05:18:36 PM »

That sounds really neat, but it's so involved and time consuming. Add gloves and current tetanus vaccine to that list. Maybe you could have an Earth Day party and invite all your friends to help you trim cans. Can you two switch to bottled Mountain Dew and work with those labels(conventional modge podge)? J/K And I would love to see the finished product. Maybe a photo of you on your Mountain Dew throne could score a lifetime supply from the company. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2004 03:43:23 PM »

"That sounds really neat, but it's so involved and time consuming. Add gloves and current tetanus vaccine to that list. Maybe you could have an Earth Day party and invite all your friends to help you trim cans. Can you two switch to bottled Mountain Dew and work with those labels(conventional modge podge)? J/K And I would love to see the finished product. Maybe a photo of you on your Mountain Dew throne could score a lifetime supply from the company."



Speaking of lifetime supply...   Do you have enough cans for the project, if you do it that is.  I would be more than happy to send any cans I have your way.  My fiancee (I think I spell that word differently every time I type it, lmao) goes through so much Mountain Dew.  He'll go through a 12 pack in like a day and a half.  They kinda collect around the house, ya know what I mean???  Wink



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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2004 11:32:59 PM »

thanks for the offer, but we go through that much as well, and in the next month or two we'll be taking on another mountain dew addict in our household as well, so we'll be racking up the cans even faster than we are right now.  at this rate, i'll have enough to do some sort of aluminum siding on the house in a year or two Smiley
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