Tile top deck table

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Project by devann posted 02-20-2011 08:35 PM 3131 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a table that I made for a friends wedding gift. He just built a new deck addition so I made this for his deck. It was suppose to be a three color table but I ended up with four. The older growth redwood got mixed in with some of the newer stuff I got last year for a bench I made. The tiles are glued to a marine plywood substrate with ipe grout joints and finished with wipe on poly. It is put together with Kreg fasteners.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#1 posted 02-20-2011 09:35 PM

great table Darrel!
must have bin a precision job laying those tiles in.
IS your friend happy with it?

-- -Thomas -

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#2 posted 02-21-2011 01:52 AM

Hey that is a nice looking table.I never thought of putting wood between the tiles but it looks real nice.Thanks for the pictures.


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#3 posted 02-23-2011 08:47 PM

Thanks guys for the kind comments. I haven’t given it to my friend yet, the wedding is Saturday. I’m pretty sure that he’ll like it. He has bought many tables from me over the years. I hope his new bride likes it.
The reason for the wood joints at the tile was because the tile were so much out of square ( 1/2” out @ 18” ) and grout would crack. It took me 4-5 hrs. to install the wood (ipe) between the tiles as none of it is straight and I wanted a nice tight fit. Lots of sanding and fitting.
I’ve made this style of table before with tiles that were square and I would fit them tight. I would then supply three sets of tile with the table so the user could change the tile color as the mood would suite them.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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