Satellite Dish Gazebo
I live in a rural area, where the landscape was once dotted by huge old satellite dishes. Nowadays, the dinosaur dishes are a relic of days gone by, and many of them have been uprooted or abandoned. I still see quite a few of them when I drive through the back roads, many of them tucked behind sheds or under trees, forgotten and left for dead. The other day I saw one being hauled toward the dump in the back of a truck, and I thought to myself, “there has to be something to do with those things besides throw them out!”
I came home and did a quick Google search, which led me to a couple of different ideas. The first project I looked at was a satellite dish chicken coop, which is an awesome idea, but not something I really need. A little more surfing led to many different variations on the satellite dish gazebo. The one pictured here was constructed by artist Marcus Ranum. He bought a house with a yard full of junk, including a hulking metal dish. He planted climbing roses around it after building it in 2005; I bet it looks incredible today!