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Super Mario Mosaic Table /Table Cover

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Step 5: Laying the stones

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This is the most relaxing part, it took me about 7 hours - straight - no food and no breaks!

A few tips-

*Consider that the sizes of the stones are not always accurate - start with the part with the more important details - in that case if you don't have enough place left for the last row/column it's not such a big deal.

*Start with one of the bottom corners and use them as support for the stones.

*Try to avoid using too much sealant - it will cause the sealant to come out to the surface and you will have to spend time cleaning it later.

*Try to avoid pressing the stones too hard against the plywood - for the same reason.

*Make sure stones are straight all the time (not tilting sideways).

*Make sure stones are always exactly above the stones beneath them (to avoid shifting).

*Keep your hands clean from sealant so it won't cover the stones when touched.

*Always look at the printed page, you can mark your place every few rows.

*It is recommended to do the job in an open place or properly ventilated to avoid inhaling the sealant fumes.
 
 
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ooterman1 year ago
Looks great!
Did you put any kind of clear coat on top to make it water proof? I understand the tiles are waterproof but water could get to the plywood underneath and cause it to warp.
Tzabary (author)  ooterman1 year ago
Hello,
I'm going to put a coat of mosaic tiles sealer. It's a clear coat used mostly for ceramic mosaic tile for bathroom or kitchen use but I already have it so this is what I'm going to use. You can use all kinds of varnish or a special glass varnish. I have also seen people who have used Enamel paint or Epoxy coating which are more expensive. Good Luck with your project!
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