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Project by Max posted 01-10-2014 10:42 PM 1107 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife has been wanting to get larger house numbers for the house for quite a few years now. So I struck a deal with Laura at Ravenstone Tile to make the house numbers and then she had two of her discontinued water lily tiles that I was able to score.

The frame is made from some reclaimed red oak that a local furniture store, that I do some framing for, was going to throw away. It is stained with Generals Brown Mahogany stain and finished with Spar Urethane. The lily tiles are 5 1/4” square and the number tile is 5 1/4” x 10 3/4”. The frame measures 9 1/8” high x 24 7/8” long. The rails are 1 7/8” wide and the styles are 1 1/4” wide all 3/4” stock. The dividers are 1/2” x 1/2” all with mortise and tennon construction and pegged with ebonized, pillowed walnut pegs. I used 1/4” cement tile board for the back and glued the tiles on to it.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT





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michelletwo

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#1 posted 01-10-2014 11:11 PM

luv the tiles..the colors are great

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#2 posted 01-10-2014 11:20 PM

@miclelletwo, Ravenstone makes some great tiles, thanks for the compliment.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 01-10-2014 11:34 PM

very nice

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#4 posted 01-10-2014 11:37 PM

@Dan, Thank you for the compliment.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 01-11-2014 12:35 AM

Very nice

-- Bert

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Max

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#6 posted 01-11-2014 01:13 AM

@ Bert, Thank you for the kind words, I really appreciate it.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#7 posted 01-11-2014 01:19 AM

Hey Max,
Looks great. Love the colors too.
The walnut pegs are cool. Ebonized – how did you do that?

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Max

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#8 posted 01-11-2014 01:23 AM

@Steve, I had the numbers color made to match the water lily flower color. You ebonize a couple of ways, you can use Indian ink or, as I did, you can use a black permanent magic marker and color them.

Thanks for the compliment….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#9 posted 01-11-2014 01:31 AM

Great job on this project. Really like the design

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#10 posted 01-11-2014 02:37 AM

@Rick, I appreciate your compliment. It was fun to build.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#11 posted 01-11-2014 07:26 AM

Very Nice!!! Linda and I were just talking about needing something different for hour house numbers. I can picture these on the front of your house. Maybe next time I pop by for coffee, I will be able to find your place easier :)

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#12 posted 01-11-2014 07:35 AM

@John, They do make nice house numbers and you can actually see them unlike the others we had.
Thank you for the compliment….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#13 posted 01-11-2014 10:34 AM

Very nice. Can’t beat the price of the wood. ;) ... and now that wood and surrounding tiles are worth a lot more.

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#14 posted 01-11-2014 01:10 PM

I like it. Very colorful.

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#15 posted 01-11-2014 03:27 PM

@wbrisett, Free is always nice, thanks.

@Roger, It is very colorful, you can see it very well from the street and it does go well on the house. Thanks.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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