Need Ideas

dietze4May 26, 2010

I have come across about 100 1/4 inch thick fiberglass rods 12' long. I can get many more shorter pieces. Does anyone have any ideas for using these? I've thought of plant supports, lattice, fence panels, etc. I am looking for some idea that is really funky. Any ideas?

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nanatricia

Make a bottle bush out of them! Stems for some flowers they all make out of plates .Send them to me ha!!

    Bookmark   May 26, 2010 at 10:00PM
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mmebrady

how about the salt & pepper shaker idea -- mount them on top and use them to edge a bed? or a paint them different colors and make a funky sculpture?

    Bookmark   May 26, 2010 at 10:01PM
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garden2garden(z8 FL)

Are they clear or opaque? If they were clear you might be able to use them like fiber optics.

12 feet long and a quarter inch thick. Do they bend real easy? Do you have a picture of them?

    Bookmark   May 26, 2010 at 10:22PM
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hostarhodo

Use to make large hoops to create shade for plants by covering with landscaping fabric, may need center support.

Use as hoops, again, by sticking ends in ground and have a very large ball and you could play croquet, etc. Can you imagine all the hoops you could have all over the yard. Also great fun for grandchildren to run through. Tents as well.

Or get really creative and grout them to the bathroom wall, light would reflect and look like mirrored walls.

Okay my imagination is running wild. Let me think on it.

Betty

    Bookmark   May 26, 2010 at 11:03PM
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hostarhodo

Okay, thought about it overnight and came up with weaving them together, any length or width and making sunshades to hang on porch or verandah or even smaller ones to frame and hang with house number or name on them.

Betty

    Bookmark   May 27, 2010 at 10:11AM
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dcarch7

!. You cannot bend fiberglas too much.

2. If you work with them, make sure you ware gloves. Some fiberglass rods will make you crazy itchy.

3. You may sell them for a very good price on eBay, use the money to buy Lucite rods which you can bend, glue, "fiber glass" optic light fixtures -----.

dcarch

    Bookmark   May 27, 2010 at 1:42PM
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