|Forum topic by ScienceNerd||posted 02-16-2011 08:33 PM||1982 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
02-16-2011 08:33 PM
The “tile in wood” topic has been addressed a few times, but I have a couple questions that are a little more specific…
I’m considering inlaying some small (1 inch or less) colored tiles—likely glass—in the top of a wooden box. I’ll probably set four of them in a diamond pattern in the middle and/or set singles as accents in the corners.
(1) How should I affix the tiles to the wood? Epoxy? Grout? Colored caulk? In either case, do I need to prep the recessed wood to avoid moisture problems? And does the answer change for translucent glass tiles?
(2) What about finishing? The remainder of the box will be a glossy finish on dark wood. After setting the tiles, should I include the finish OVER the tiles or leave them alone?
Thanks in advance for your help!