|Forum topic by ammccorm||posted 09-03-2016 07:53 AM||526 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
09-03-2016 07:53 AM
My father recently moved to Portugal and my brother and I is a family trip to visit his new home. While in Lisbon, We were blown away by the antique tiles still in use on the walls of many buildings.
Before we left, I found an antique store that specializes in tiles near my father’s home. I brought back home 6 tiles that are from 1770 and got some good instructions from the store’s proprietor on how to mount them on a wood backing. I’ve really only got one shot at this, though, and I want to make sure that I use the right type of wood that will not warp. I don’t necessarily need an aesthetically pleasing wood, as you won’t be able to see at all, but I really just would like your opinion on the best kind of backing for a project like that. I’m mainly worried about warping.
The owner said to fix the tiles on the back using Liquid Nails, fill in the gaps with normal grout, and then use plaster on the edges and sand it to a smooth finish. He had a lot of boards in his own shop this way that looked really nice.
Thank you all for any advice you may be able to give me.