Coffee Table

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Project by MistakeMagnet posted 03-18-2014 02:38 PM 1525 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I first started woodworking my brother gave me one of those big woodworking books that shows you the basics and has a bunch of easy projects. I felt like I was slighting my brother because I had not done even one of those projects until recently. This was the second. I found this cheap slate tile at Home Depot some time back. I went through all of it trying to find matching pieces because they seems so discolored. They sat around for a while unused because I was trying to figure how to use them. When I decided to use a wet look stone sealer, the colors just popped out and I think it looks pretty good. Also, it was my first time tiling and grouting, so that was fun to learn. Really messy. You just can’t turn on the shop vac and the mess it gone like I’m used to working with wood.

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#1 posted 03-18-2014 03:49 PM

looks great with that rug. I know a guy who has made a living making tables like that and selling on the art show circuit.

-- Witty signature line still pending

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#2 posted 03-18-2014 06:16 PM

I see you floating shelf in the background and you have matched the color tones very nicely. Looks like it was a fun project and getting to try new stuff is always fun too!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#3 posted 03-18-2014 06:47 PM


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#4 posted 03-18-2014 10:36 PM

That’s nice and the colors are great.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#5 posted 03-19-2014 05:17 PM

Looks good. What sealer did you use? I have some slate shingles that I want to use as door panels and I have been looking for a sealer.

-- --Zach

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#6 posted 03-19-2014 05:36 PM

BEHR Wet Look sealer. Goes on a little milky, but even where it puddles it dried clear. I should repost new pictures. These were taken right after the grout dried and before I could seal it again. The table looks even better now.

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#7 posted 03-20-2014 12:39 PM

Well done, looks great!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 03-25-2014 01:48 PM

It came out great looking. Like the colored tiles and wood combo. It complements the whole room. Great job!

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