Drink Coasters

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Project by jhawkinnc posted 06-17-2009 03:36 PM 2316 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After a recent bathroom remodel, I had some leftover terrazzo tiles. Couldn’t return them because it was a partial box so why not make some drink coasters. I took some cherry, maple, and walnut scraps – cut them down to 4.75” square and routed out an inset area for the tiles. After putting a simple roundover on the edges, I applied a couple coats of poly. On the tiles, I applied a sealer so that moisture wouldn’t seep in. Note that these tiles are not necessarily cut perfectly square so there are some gaps around the edges of the inset area.

I really like the natural stone textures mixed with the natural woods. Altogether I make three sets (of 4) of maple, one set of walnut and a single cherry (the set up one). Now I’m ready to go back to the tile store and explore other tile textures – I think a terra cotta tile would look really nice with a maple base.

Enjoy and all comments are welcome.

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#1 posted 06-17-2009 04:13 PM

This is a great idea! ...and they look great! Thanks

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#2 posted 06-17-2009 04:28 PM

Great Looking Coasters!!

These make super “trivets”, too. Just make the same thing using a full sized tile.

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#3 posted 06-17-2009 06:29 PM

clever, clever, clever. I also have a box of leftover tiles sitting there for at least 4 years. Great idea.

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#4 posted 06-18-2009 02:43 AM

Great use of leftovers! I like the different wood. You could group them as a set with all same wood or mixed. Gives it a lot of veriety.

Keep it up.


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#5 posted 06-18-2009 02:55 AM

neat idea

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#6 posted 12-01-2009 06:54 PM

nice idea

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#7 posted 11-24-2010 06:37 PM

do they come with bud lite? lol looks nice.


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