Tile top end tables

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Project by easiersaidthandone posted 494 days ago 1236 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these based on a couple different designs here on LJs. The top is a mitered frame with a rabbet to receive a 12” floor tile (glued down with construction adhesive). The tiles themselves look like slate. They came from the HD- Folkstone Atlantic Beach to be exact. The top and the legs are solid red oak. The rest of the pieces are scrap oak plywood to keep costs down. Pocket screws were used for the joinery. The finish is two coats of tung oil.

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#1 posted 493 days ago

nice looking build…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#2 posted 493 days ago

Very nice work and quite thrifty too!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#3 posted 493 days ago

Nice looking tables. I’ve done a couple of these myself. Well done!

-- Tom Peterson, Omaha, NE

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#4 posted 493 days ago

Great looking tables. Very solid looking.

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

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#5 posted 493 days ago

I was planning on building a set of end tables out of oak a lot like this. I hadn’t considered the tile though. I may have to. Thanks!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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