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Dard Hunter rose style tiles in reclaimed oak frame

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Project by Tim Dahn posted 12-04-2011 09:28 PM 1651 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Working with my stash of 150 year old chestnut oak again, and a few Dard Hunter rose tiles. I tried something different for the back and made it out of walnut, the center piece covers the top and bottom recess for the center tile. Anyway the walnut back is much better than the the usual pressed hardboard.

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#1 posted 12-04-2011 09:49 PM

Great looking and well done!

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#2 posted 12-04-2011 10:13 PM

Another beaut. If you do multiple tiles again, I wonder if an asymmetrical arrangement would work…...just thinking…......

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#3 posted 12-04-2011 10:35 PM

really like your design variation with diamond center orientation. Like the tiles too!

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#4 posted 12-04-2011 10:52 PM

I like the design of the rear support. Very clever.

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#5 posted 12-05-2011 01:30 PM

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#6 posted 12-05-2011 04:33 PM

Very nice! I would love to make something like that. Where did you aquire the tiles, if I may ask? Again, very nice design and execution.

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#7 posted 12-06-2011 11:43 PM

@Jim, I may have to give that a try.

@planeBill, The tiles were made by a local potter, these were the only ones made. The original is a copper tile from copper sinks direct are very reasonable if interested:
Copper sinks direct

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#8 posted 05-18-2012 08:06 PM

I like the way you used the recess as an outline! I’ve never seen an inlay done that way and it’s a really cool look.

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