Tile Frame

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Project by Dave posted 08-28-2014 02:17 PM 1493 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this tile frame for my wife. The frame consists of old growth redwood with a maple inlay, using mortise and tenon joinery. The finish is shellac topped with a few coats of poly. The redwood came from some old logs that had been lying on the ground at my in-laws place since the 1930’s. The tiles are from Motawi Tile Works and for scale, the center tile is 8” by 8”.

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#1 posted 08-28-2014 02:25 PM

Dave…..I’m in the process of making my first mantel clock using a Motawi tile…..until I saw your project, I did not realize that these tiles were in sequence…..attractive looking piece which I’ve bookmarked for future reference. The 4”x8” tiles are the same tile…..but the effect works well.

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#2 posted 08-29-2014 12:26 AM

This is nice. There are a couple of other people who make these here. Ill be making some soon, as I really like them. Just need some time.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#3 posted 11-11-2014 05:43 PM

Dave, what do you do on the back to hold the tiles in? I assume you want to leave the maker’s ID and other info visible.

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#4 posted 02-28-2018 11:30 AM

This beautiful piece makes a very nice wall plaque.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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