Mojo! Repurposed Wood Flooring for Wood Tile Wall at Stairway Inset

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Project by MAXIMUSminimus posted 293 days ago 2330 views 19 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a follow up from a smaller wood tile wall inset above my fireplace mantle.

I was able to complete this in the same time as the smaller inset as my learning curve shortened quite a bit. Each piece is 4 1/4” squared and thicknesses were randomly placed as well as colors and types of wood.

Everything from solid wood hickory, bamboo, acacia, walnut and oak. Best part is all the wood used was from salvaged waste given to me by a wood floor installer friend so my only cost was the mastic and of course my time cutting these buggers to match one another.

-- RETIRED...nuff said!

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#1 posted 293 days ago


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#2 posted 293 days ago

Really nice!

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#3 posted 293 days ago

Nicely done and very attractive.
Did you finish this yourself or is it prefinished flooring .

-- Kiefer 松

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#4 posted 293 days ago

This is a great idea! Excellent result!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 293 days ago

Very unique design and use of leftover wood.

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#6 posted 293 days ago

great job

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#7 posted 293 days ago

Looks great!... was thinking about a frame around it….

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#8 posted 293 days ago

Excellant repurpose!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 293 days ago

Very nice effect from both variation and thickness.


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#10 posted 293 days ago

Thank you fellow LJ members!

kiefer: All the wood is pre-finished so even though not obvious in the photo there is a sheen difference that adds to the effect.

deon: I thought about framing but the thickness variation would have left gaps that I did not want.

-- RETIRED...nuff said!

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#11 posted 293 days ago

Very creative! Brilliant!


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#12 posted 293 days ago

great idea and beautiful work

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#13 posted 290 days ago

Creative use of wood scraps. It looks fantastic and the different wood colors are pleasing to the eyes with the light effects. Great job!

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