Rustic Tile Coffee Table

An old metal coffee table is given a rustic hacienda look with tile and wood.
DOD2306-Finished-Coffee-Table

DOD2306-Finished-Coffee-Table

The bi-level coffee table has a new wooden surface on the bottom and a tile surface on top.

From: Design on a Dime

The bi-level coffee table has a new wooden surface on the bottom and a tile surface on top.

Materials:

existing wrought iron coffee table – square or rectangular
travertine tiles
ceramic accent tiles
3/4-inch plywood
knotty pine boards
biscuit joiner
biscuit joints
thin set
stone sealer
stain
wood glue
tile cutter
table or circular saw
chop saw

Steps:

For the bottom shelf:

DOD2306-Staining-Boards

DOD2306-Staining-Boards

Three boards are joined together then stained for the bottom shelf of the table.

From: Design on a Dime

Three boards are joined together then stained for the bottom shelf of the table.

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.

3. Stain the wood and let 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.

DOD2306-Laying-Out-Tile

DOD2306-Laying-Out-Tile

Carefully layout and mark your pattern before applying adhesive to your tile.

From: Design on a Dime

Carefully layout and mark your pattern before applying adhesive to your tile.

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.

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