The tin roof is in progress and slowly taking shape. I totally misjudged a number of cans I would need for this project. I’m now expecting to use about 200+ cans instead of 60. What was I thinking?
First, I covered the plywood with roofing paper. Then I secured the cans to the sheets of plywood using nails.
Each can is flattened, hammered and nailed in place overlapping the previously attached can. Due to safety reasons, I’m attaching the tin while on the ground. I wasn’t comfortable with the holding in place and trying to hammer the tin while standing on a latter.
After each sheet of plywood is covered in tin, I painted the roof with Copper Penny spray paint. The cans will rust right way on their own, but I decided to start them out in a solid copper color. Remember, I wanted a copper roof for my shed.
The top right corner is lacking paint so you can see the difference. It’s a huge difference and I love the copper color!
I will continue adding cans as I collect them. It won’t be long and It will be time to hang the new/old roof. Stay tuned for the hanging of the roof.
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If you’ve missed the previous posts for Project Pallet Shed you can find them below.