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My first tile top table. Came out OK. I learned some things.
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#1 posted 07-09-2012 10:50 PM
nice table! id like to see your design how you set the tiles in. looks real good!
-- making something from nothing, and making it your own... thats life.
#2 posted 07-09-2012 11:02 PM
Basically there is a 1/2” sheet of plywood below the tiles. Then cleats hold that up.
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#3 posted 07-09-2012 11:46 PM
Hey, that is a great looking table. I had to urge to build an outdoor one but never got to it. yours is sweet!Did you mortice and tenon the aprons to the legs?Jim
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#4 posted 07-09-2012 11:48 PM
Nice table what is the overall dimensions of the table
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#5 posted 07-10-2012 09:31 AM
Very good work Don, looks very good and the color combo came out nice too.
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#6 posted 07-10-2012 12:35 PM
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#7 posted 07-10-2012 06:54 PM
Thanks for the comments. I did mortise and tenon the aprons to the legs. The table top is about 15.5” x 21.5”. Each tile is 6×6” and the frame is 1-3/4” wide all around. The height is between 18 and 19 ”. It’s a Minwax Cherry stain on red oak. Just a little color. Poly finish. The grout has some color in it. “Pearl” colored. All from Lowes.
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#8 posted 07-11-2012 03:38 PM
Nice work. I have done some similar tables. They are fun and look great. You did a good job matching wood and tile color.
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#9 posted 12-12-2012 01:03 AM
I like the simplicity and the execution of the design. It allowed the tile top to stand out without overpowering the piece.
Out of curiosity, is the grouting between the wood & the tile flexible ? The one time I built a piece with a tile top I used regular grouting and the wood eventually cracked. It seemed to me that the seasonal expansion of the wood frame around the tile moved at a different rate than the wood.
Any advice here ? – thanks
#10 posted 12-12-2012 01:55 AM
Thanks. The grout is just plain old tile grout. Not flexible to any degree. Below the tile is a 3/4” thick piece of plywood. Honestly I have a feeling the grout will crack eventually. The table is at my sisters house so I can’t check on it often. I would not attempt this again in the way that I did it.
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