how to make a tiled coffee table

How to Make a Tiled Coffee Table

Do you want to spruce up your living space with a stylish, custom-made coffee table? With this guide, you can easily make a tile-topped coffee table to suit your individual taste and style.

Step 1: Gather Materials

Before you begin, you will need to prepare the necessary materials:

  • Table top: you can use MDF board, a ply-wood sheet, or any other flat surface as the foundation for your tiled coffee table.
  • Tiles: choose your preferred tile material in a size that suits the table. Consider whether you would like to mosaic or create a smooth surface.
  • Thinset Adhesive: this is the product used to stick the tiles to the board.
  • Grout: select a color of grout to suit the tiles and your preferred style.
  • Grout Sealer: this is a clear material used to protect the grout.

You will also need basic tools, including a spirit level, a tiling trowel, and a grouting float.

Step 2: Prepare Board

Ensure the board is the correct size and shape for your desired coffee table. Any rough surfaces should be sanded down evenly.

Step 3: Mark Out Surface

Mark a grid on the board to ensure you apply the tiles in an orderly fashion and the pattern remains consistent.

Step 4: Spread Adhesive

Using your trowel, spread an even layer of thinset adhesive across the board. Begin putting down the tiles, starting in one corner and working your way around the table.

Step 5: Grout

Once the adhesive is fully dry, fill the gaps between each tile using grout. Work along the board from left to right. When the grout has dried, apply a sealer to protect the grout from staining.

Step 6: Attach Legs

Finally, attach the legs and other furniture pieces to complete the table.

Step 7: Enjoy!

Congratulate yourself on creating a unique, tiled coffee table that you can enjoy for years to come.

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