Tile holders

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Project by Alster posted 07-21-2011 03:58 AM 1210 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My four-year-old boy painted tiles with pictures of his mother and I for mothers’ and fathers’ days. For my wife’s birthday, I made a couple of simple frames to hold the tiles so they could be used as coasters. One is poplar, the other pine. My little boy painted the blue one (he’s a whiz with a can of Krylon), and I finished the other with General Finishes shaker maple stain and amber shellac. Small project, but significant—my first attempt at mitered corners, and not the huge failure I thought it would be.

By the way . . . the picture on the tile is me. My little boy was generous with the hair.

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#1 posted 07-25-2011 03:29 AM

Good job. I like little projects like this that use my kids projects

-- Jeff, CT - keep calm and make sawdust

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#2 posted 07-25-2011 03:58 PM

Thanks, Jeff! My son has so much fun making things for us—we’ve got great times ahead of us in the workshop in the years to come.

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