|Project by Sandpiper||posted 05-21-2013 03:15 PM||707 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
A friend of mine gave me these two side coffee tables when he was clearing out his mother’s house after she died a few year’s back, a true lady-Mrs Leahy and I always remembered these little tables while I was a kid in the 60’s & 70’s, so I wanted to make them usable again and to fit in with our home and most of all in remembrance to his Mum.
....so first I measured out width for my old collection of tiles – whole and broken and even managed to use some of my beach combing tiles – and then set depth for router and then started to rout…what a messy job and dust all over my workshop, second table was taken outside -lesson learned- and just one other point to make here…. flying bits of wood to the face…. ‘jasus’...as we say here, if I had a helmet I would of worn it, or one of those ice hockey masks…but that would just be to weird looking,......moving swiftly along,c’mon stay with the program here, then proceeded to fill table tops with tile cement and filled with said tiles and bit and pieces,forgot to mention at the start….I did lay out all the tiles etc. and made sure they would all fit together in the spaces,and the filled spaces between with grout and wiped clean with a damp cloth, Tah da…
Be happy everyone,enjoy life for it can be short sometimes…. Jim.
-- Jim McCutcheon,Dublin,Eire.