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Walls made with Recycled Bottles

edited October 2011 in Retaining Walls 0.00 Karma
I have seen a few cement-like walls, that had recycled glass through out the wall. The glass came in many colors, and acted as tiny windows in the wall. I would like to try to make a wall like this, but need some pointers, before I begin.

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  • 0.00 KarmaPosts: 0
    I have seen what you are talking about and it's a wonderful way to recycle bottles as well as looking good. I wish you luck in your project. If you specify where you need advice I am sure someone will be able to assist.
  • 0.00 KarmaPosts: 0
    I didn't think there was any reason to do this, other than to make a pretty and colorful wall. I guess it does also provide a use for empty bottles.
  • 0.00 KarmaPosts: 0
    I have admired these glass bottle walls, too. I wonder what kind of cement you use to make the wall, and if you break or cut the bottles. I have also seen this type of wall, made inside of a house.
  • 0.00 KarmaPosts: 0
    I have a lot of glass bottles ready to go to the recycling plant. I never thought that I could make a wall out of these bottles. I would like to know how to make these bottles into walls as I think it will be a great interior design when this is done.
  • 0.00 KarmaPosts: 0
    Would you do it just to have a pretty accent wall, or are you talking about doing it around the exterior? Is there any benefit to it, other than that it looks pretty?
  • 0.00 KarmaPosts: 0
    If the wall were big enough, it seems that it could be a great way to get more light into the house or area you are working with. It would also be a beautiful room divider if done poperly. I would love for you to post some pictures if you have accomplished your project.
  • 4.00 KarmaPosts: 0
    I would think that such s wall could look like a stained glass window. I have not attempted it. I would think you would stack them with mortor between the bottles. If you are using broken glass, then I would think it would be a surface treatment for decoration, not for construction purposes. I wonder how insulated the wall would be as well.
  • 4.00 KarmaPosts: 0
    I've heard about this. It's such a wonderful idea! Good luck, and you should post pictures when you're done so we can see how it looks!
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