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This is a floor, what i did for my corridor.The wood is birch combined with bobinga.The marble is italian yellow travertin with a few silver glas smaltis ( smaltis= italian hand made mosaic ). The woodwork was about 50 hr and the mosaic about 350 hr, because i cut and hit the stones by hand. The size of the stones are about 8mm x 8mm (1/3 inch ) .The complete project is about 8 qm what is about 70 sqf. On the last picture you can see the raw marble bevore the cutting. First i cut all the wood to size and glued it to the concrete, then i covered the edges and the surface. The next step was to glue the stones and put the grout in it. After let it dry for a few days i sanded the woodpart and covered it with a floorfinish.

-- If anybody find spelling mistakes, can keep them!

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#1 posted 1180 days ago

Wow! what an enormous project. I don’t know where to begin. Am I to understand that you individually cut those mosaics from that raw stone? Goodness gracious. It’s wonderful. I like the palisading design of the stones and the interesting flanking wood choice. Really nice.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 1180 days ago

Very nicely done…a lot of time well spent if you ask me…

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#3 posted 1180 days ago

Yes, first i cut the stone in stipes with a diamond saw,then i hit with a special mosaic hammer every stone individually by hand. I needed about 150 pound of chopped stones.

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#4 posted 1180 days ago

Hi pastahill
Welcome to LJ’s
I feel the same as Al you did a great job

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you

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#5 posted 1180 days ago

The stonework and woodwork is beautiful, but that first picture has my old brain getting warped out of
shape trying to get the right viewing angle, or did you create a brain teaser on purpose, after spending
all that time making a masterpiece. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#6 posted 1180 days ago

oh, sorry. The corridor is a L-shape and i put 2 pictures to 1, because i used it previously for a printout and i was to lazy to separat them.

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#7 posted 1180 days ago

Dude! this is nuts! Great looking floor. You must love the work!

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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#8 posted 1180 days ago

Wow! I stiil can’t get over you cut all that stone by hand. The floor looks great.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#9 posted 1180 days ago

WOW! you are as crazy as I am. lol Excellent Craftsmanship!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 1180 days ago

Now that a labor of love! Looks great .

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 1180 days ago

The result is definately worth every minute you put in it!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#12 posted 1180 days ago

I would pay very well for a floor like that. It’s absolutely stunning! I have never before seen a wood/stone floor and this sets the bar at maximum field elevation.

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#13 posted 1180 days ago

Just shows what you can do when time and money are no object

-- I may not have a lot of good ideas, but some of them are just incredible.

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#14 posted 1180 days ago

Did you apply anything on the mosaic besides grout (protection wise)? How practical it is? Is the grout getting dirty?

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#15 posted 1179 days ago

A great looking job you did. I did’nt notice the shinny mosaic pieces arraigned in the patern until I came back and had a second look. Are you going to do another tile mosaic? You could get the kids involved next time they love doing these sort of things.

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

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