|Project by jhawkinnc||posted 06-17-2009 03:36 PM||1997 views||10 times favorited||7 comments|
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.