Step 2: Begin placement

We started from the outside and moved around the edges -- wrapping towards the center.
Great project. We ended up doing it with poker themed domino tiles and we are very happy with the result.
I also seen broken tiles at a salvage store and boxes for real cheap at auctions.
I absolutely love it! If you were to add a thick clear coat to the top like some restaurants use, what would be good? This way clean-up would be easy and dominoes would stay fresh looking I would imagine.
you don't want to just use a paint on clear coat - that will just leave a thin layer. If you want a thick layer 'like some restaurants&quot; then you want to get an epoxy mix. They make them specially for making that thick protective counter coating.<br/>here is a how to link... <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fiberglassflorida.com/howto/epoxytabletopresin.htm">epoxy table top</a><br/>
they have a resin and hardener polymer coating mix , its one part resin to one part hardener. Mix thoroughly for two minutes , pour as soon as mixed over the surface you wish to coat let cure. It available at menards it's kind of pricey but it goes a long way and last forever if you follow the directions. It may take a while to cure but have patients it works great!!!!!
OH IM sorry the name of the polymer coating i used is called Envirotex Lite.
That looks like a good solution. Because the middle tiles ended up having small gaps, I could fill them with the construction adhesive, they ended up looking like bathroom tiles -- so they will be easy to clean. But I'm definitely considering epoxy now for the rest of the table (the whole table)!!!
You can buy a clear acrylic coating at most craft stores.
Oooh. Mahjong tiles would have been nice. But where do you get Mahjong tiles in the US? Chinatown?
That is really cool! <sup>Did you cut a domino in half to fill the center gap?</sup><br/>
Yeah, I think they did. In roughly the middle of the table, there is a pink 3-spot which doesn't have the black separator line that all of the other dominoes have. It's above the purple 9 and below the yellow 6.
I did something similar with broken promotional CD's. It was a lot more time consuming as there were very few straigt edges and you had to fit it as you went, but it was fun. Except when I glued my fingers to the table that sucked. And the surface was a little uneven in the end but still functional. I sealed it with clear coat to keep the images from getting scraped off the CD bits. Great job!!!
Why not start in the center and work your way out for no gaps?
because it would be nigh impossible to make it perfectly square that way. starting on the outside, you know for a fact that the tiles will line up parallel with the side of the table.
Guess its not the same as doing floor tile. Harder to get the little things parallel
You could get gaps on the edges..
No, just, no.
True but nothing a little creative edging couldnt fix. Maybe a border of half tiles or some form of wood trim.
what exactly is construction adhesive ?????
It's extremely strong &quot;glue&quot; for construction. <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.stickwithpl.com/ProductsList.aspx?ID=PANEL-CONSTRUCTION-ADHESIVES">Example</a> <br/>
thank you
awesome! great use for those dominoes that no one uses
Nice! I like it! I might try this with mah jong tiles.
Or scrabble tiles!
if you use srabble tiles you could make a wordsearch out of it
im afraid of my scrabble board, i was looking out in my shed for something to mess with, and opened the box and there were tons of little weird bugs, i mean TONS.
What'd they look like?
roaches of some sort, but we dont have roaches in washington
Then you could spell stuff with the letters :D
Being the person i am, i'd spell terrible things, and then when people came over, theyd ask why they felt so compelled to kill their parents and dance naked in the kitchen.
Hehe that might not be so good, especially if someone like your boss or your mother saw it...
Unless they know that you're twisted. And your boss is a gangster.
Or if they helped you come up with what you should say on it.
Funny .. that's what my friends do %d
Or for a greater challenge not spell a single word :d
Hehe it would take a while to do that.
I think it would be cool to do a frame as suggested that dominoes or mah jhong tiles could be placed in and covered with glass or plexiglass so the pieces would be reusable and not glued in.
great idea!
I love the table looks great. Wonder how hard it would have been to match the tiles like in a game.
It depends, I guess, on whether you know how to play . . . which I don't. :)
Genius. Pure Genius.
How did you solve the problem of the middle piece? Because there is a square open on the table in the top image.
That was just some quick work with a hack saw!
That looks really cool! I think it would be cool to have a desk covered in dominoes.
this is awesome, i might accually try it
That would work to eliminate gaps, but without a frame set up, you'd probably end up with varying levels of overlap of the sides. 1/4" here. 1/2" there. One way or another, you can probably only get it exact with a frame constructed around the test layout.

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