However in this instructable I show an alternative method of 'printing' an image on to wood and how to apply a cork base to placemats and coasters
Step 1: Follow the Letter Tile Instructable
Step 2: Cut, Sand, Clean and Varnish
You can wash the wood to remove any dust on the image.
Let it dry and varnish the image and the edges. No need to varnish the bottom.
Step 3: Alternative Method of Placing an Image on to Wood
Put a coat of varnish on to the wood.
Place the paper on to the wet coat, face up.
Smooth out any air bubbles
Put another coat of varnish on top of the paper.
I'm not a huge fan of this method, I prefer the worn look and feel of the grain with printing directly to the wood. I've seen plenty of people do it this way so maybe someone and chip in with tips on this.
Step 4: Adhere the Corkboard to the Bottom
Place the wood over the cork and mark the outline with a pencil
Put a layer of contact cement on the respective faces, let dry for 15 mins