With that in mind, I have been looking for reclaimed slate or bluestone tiles. What I have discovered is that used roofing slate has three qualities that make it a good candidate for this project:
- easy to cut
I emailed her and she says I can pick through the pile and take the ones I want.
I also watched a few videos on how to cut slate roof tiles and it is so simple that a 7 year-old can do it! Here is my favorite video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_x0V2uQ1Es
And look! Slate is so easy to cut that this person made a slate moose mosaic on their roof:
The one thing I can't find online is images of examples of other peoples' reclaimed roofing slate veneer projects. Mostly, people who seek uses for reclaimed slate seem to just paint a border on a big tile and then write their dinner menu on it or some such quaint thing. Bummer. If we go this route, we might be the first to write about it. No promises. Just an idea.