Aug 26, 2012, 02:22 PM
I found 80 wheat pennies doing this...
Here was my bathroom floor project I did back in May...I figure it took right around 10,000 pennies ($100) to complete...just started in a corner and laid them down (no glue) as long as 3 sides are touching they line up nice and easy and lock into place and keep a nice straight line. When I was finished I poured a thick glaze (glazecoat by famowood) over the top of it....was a little tricky but it turned out sweet....the coating is equivalent to 60 coats of poly. I threw a handful of shiny wheats in there as well as a few indians. found a lot of wheats...including one roll I took a pic of with an ender ....lol. thanks for lookin.
Aug 26, 2012 02:22 PM
Aug 26, 2012, 05:39 PM
One of kind flooring! I love it. People will be sitting on the "throne" peering at dates and looking for indian heads. Are the all heads up?
Aug 26, 2012, 05:45 PM
WOW, that is great! Sitting on the toilet reading dates of the pennies is better than shampoo bottles, lol, thumbs up!!
Aug 26, 2012, 07:54 PM
Love the work in progress photos!!! Finished product looks awesome!!! Excellent job!!!
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Aug 26, 2012, 07:57 PM
nope, just let them lay as they fell pretty much....took out the green crusty ones and all the canooks, the rest are pretty much random...thanks guys.
Originally Posted by mjc_lakedweller
Aug 26, 2012, 08:02 PM
Mike from MI
OK now I want to come over and use the bathroom! So cool!
"There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure"
Aug 26, 2012, 08:07 PM
That's just awesome. Anyone who uses your john will be hard pressed to finish their business in a timely manner on account that they won't be able to pry their eyes from your floor before inspecting each penny. I may actually have to do this in my bathroom now.
Aug 26, 2012, 08:38 PM
Awesome idea and looks so good!! Must have been pretty tedious but the end result is very cool and unique. Didn't you throw a few Indians in there as well?
Okay, so which floor is gonna be the Silver floor
Aug 26, 2012, 08:40 PM
That's awesome! How did you come about with the idea?
Aug 27, 2012, 04:23 AM
Very cool copper tile you got there Griff
Aug 27, 2012, 05:39 AM
Really cool coin floor J, one of a kind!
Aug 27, 2012, 09:32 AM
Yeah I think there are 6 or 7 indians in there...couple I found and over cleaned my first year detecting and a few nice looking ones from my collection, funny one is naturally where you would look down while sitting on the crapper...
Originally Posted by Brentallica
SirTom...got the idea from a picture I saw on the internet where someone had done their kitchen...
Thanks everyone for the nice comments...it would be a challenge to try and find all the indians lol.
Aug 27, 2012, 04:41 PM
That's a great Idea and think it would be a lot funnier using the bathroom ,it would differently keep you busy .
Aug 27, 2012, 08:48 PM
Outstanding idea and finished product looks great!
Aug 28, 2012, 09:33 AM
Excellent display! Have you considered working up a do-it-yourself article and peddling it to one of the woodworking or home magazines? I know it would catch my interest. Also are you up to trying a ceiling now? <lol>
Aug 28, 2012, 10:09 AM
Thanks moonrover!...no have not thought of that...thanks for the idea tho, I may look into that.
Originally Posted by Moonrover
Aug 28, 2012, 11:07 AM
What a cool idea. Next... silver dollar kitchen tiling! Did you use some of the new shield pennies from this year in it?
Aug 28, 2012, 10:11 PM
Well done! Hmmm,i have some pulltabs.
Hey , I.don,t have all the answers but sometimes coffee tastes better over an open fire.
Aug 29, 2012, 06:52 PM
I did! I did purposely put those I ran across shield up...and a couple of the newer Lincoln ones too.
Originally Posted by Talon
Aug 30, 2012, 08:47 AM
I think this is very cool. The surface appears totally smooth? Is it slippery?
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