Man Tiles His Home With Pennies And It Doesn't Look Bad

Submitted by: scheckydamon 10 months ago in Misc Weird


27,000 pennies -- neat! 
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That moment when you realize it says pennies and not penises...

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Male 5,117
I might have enough pennies to do that. I never spend them.
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Thats like a dollar an hour

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Male 210
No one calculated the patience of a saint into the cost.
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Male 44,499
Gorgeous
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Male 1,623
I've seen a couple of floors use pennies, but the other projects cleaned the pennies first.
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Male 4,329
punko I kind of like the uncleaned pennies look. Gives it a little more flavor.
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Male 12,285
so about 350.00 of materials
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Male 619
monkwarrior You must get your epoxy resin at wholesale prices. Could you hook me up?
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Male 12,285
yelloow12 uhh. i dont get it, i just made a guess.  27,000 pennies = 270$  i figured about $40/$40 for the epoxy/Grout.  But yeah now that i think of it it might have been a bit more for the expoxy.. like 100 bucks, so maybe the total should be a bit higher, like $400sh
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Male 619
monkwarrior I pay about $80 per gallon of epoxy and hardener. What he used in the video looks to be close to that (the measurement given is in kg), so that would be $320 for the epoxy alone. He could have gotten it on sale or just cheaper stuff, but still.

Not trying to argue with you, this was just one of the few times something on IAB was interesting and fell into my realm of knowledge, so I got excited.
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Male 12,285
yelloow12 Well if that's the case i was way off on my estimate.
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Male 44,499
monkwarrior Which is very cheap to redo a floor. Just some labour but you get bragging rights if you do the work yourself.
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Male 12,285
Gerry1of1 Yeah it's a pretty good deal actually, if it was me though, i'd have first run them all through a vinegar+salt bath, then used the shiniest ones, butt it still looks all right.
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Male 44,499
monkwarrior I don't know. Shiny is nice, but the texture you get from the combination of dirty/shiny is kind of nice.  Kind of like tile work but metallic. 
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Male 12,285
Gerry1of1 Yeah, i actually looked up some of this on youtube.  and people make designs with dark/shiny ones.  Like i saw a diamond pattern, with  patterns around the room border.  Kind of interesting.  
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Male 6,745
how long till some overly rich fucker does that same thing with gold coins?
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daegog assuming the same volume of gold coin, at .360 cubic cm per penny, you're looking at 27000 (count) x .360 (volume) x 19.2 (density of gold) = ~188kg of gold, x ~US$41k/kg and you're looking at US$7.7M for the materials.

Plus the cost of grout, epoxy, and labour, of course.
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Male 5,395
daegog It's probably already been done, especially in the past at some point.
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Female 46
What a totally awesome and creative progect...kudos to the creator and thank you  scheckydamon for this beautiful post
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Male 2,472
gail070 Welcome!
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Male 21,747
I didn't think it was going to look good at all, but after the grout and epoxy, it looked pretty cool. Probably cool for a kitchen. My only question is, won't that epoxy scratch after a while? It looks good when it looks like glass, but it'll look like shit once it gets scuffed up. 
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