This Guy Gathered 5,000 Pennies And What He Did With Them Is Beyond Awesome!

He bought a solid core birch door from Home Depot for $65. This is the door after he applied the trim and a few coats of stain.

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Penny-sortin’ time. You basically need three levels of penny brightness; shiny, medium brown, and chocolate brown.

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There are lots of different types of adhesive that will work. He used Loctite.

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Shiny sides are 6×6, Medium sides are 5×5, and Dull sides are 5×6.

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Instead of going block by block, you should do it this way keeping a diagonal all the way across.

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Pay attention to your angles because if your pennies don’t line up, you’ll pay for it when you reach the other end.

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If they start to get a little off, go back to a straight line. Angles should be 30-60-90.

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There are lots of different ways to do the edges, but the easiest way is to just cut the pennies.

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Getting close..

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“OK so after all that work, it’s nervous time. If I mess up the glaze, I could ruin the whole thing. I chose this product, a two-stage epoxy like they use on bar tops. It comes with a resin and an activator. You mix it twice and then get to setting it. Spread it around and use a hairdryer to get the bubbles out (and there will be bubbles since this is an uneven surface). I was really nervous about this step.”

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The result makes the pennies look like they are sitting under perfectly still water.

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5,218 pennies later…

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Beautiful.

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He left just one penny tails up, to drive all his OCD friends insane.

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