Last weekend marked the third anniversary of us moving in. During that time I've removed a fair amount of copper. Mainly because there was too much of it in the first place.
Most of it was taken away by the plumber who put the new boiler in. I thought he was doing me a favour at first until I realised the price of scrap copper had sky-rocketed recently.
Resisting the temptation to weigh-in the rest of the copper that came out I kept it all stored in the cellar. The plan was always that I'd create an arbour for the garden. This was always wishful thinking and I should have known I'd never have the time to. Luckily dad (retired) - who has all the time in the world - stepped in and did a much better job than I ever could have done.
As you can see from below it forms a gateway between the pond/lawn area and the path, which leads down to the bottom of the garden and the gazebo we added last summer.
Here's looking through the arbour, back to the house, from the top of the garden path.
I'd like to share more technical details of its construction but I didn't make it so I can't. It's about 7' tall and 4' wide. It's made up of about 6 pieces joined by many cross-pieces. The top of each was shaped around mum and dad's garden table, apparently.
So, before you go throwing away old copper just remember what you can do with it.
Well done and thank you dad!