Rustic Tile Coffee Table
An old metal coffee table is given a rustic hacienda look with tile and wood.
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existing wrought iron coffee table – square or rectangular
ceramic accent tiles
knotty pine boards
table or circular saw
For the bottom shelf:
1. Cut pieces of knotty pine strips to the exact measurement of the bottom shelf of the table.
2. Using biscuit joiner, attach strips together using biscuits and wood glue. Allow pieces to dry.
4. Insert piece onto the coffee table's existing framework.
For the top shelf:
4. Cut 3/4-inch plywood to exact measurement of existing frame.
5. Determine the layout of your tile and measure each piece. Use a pencil to mark the layout on the plywood.
6. Using a tile cutter, cut travertine tiles to appropriate size and design.
7. Attach all tiles to the top of plywood using thinset.
8. Allow time for the tiles to dry. Apply sealer.
This table is covered in zebra-wood veneer, and the recessed top is filled with river rocks.