Dard Hunter rose style tiles in reclaimed oak frame

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Project by Tim Dahn posted 1000 days ago 1551 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 1000 days ago

Great looking and well done!

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#2 posted 1000 days ago

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

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#3 posted 1000 days ago

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

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#4 posted 1000 days ago

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

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#6 posted 999 days ago

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 998 days ago

@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 834 days ago

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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