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I tiled my patio in 2011, and I absolutely hated the entire experience.  I will probably never do a project like that again.  In the end it came out pretty good, but bent over in the Georgia sun mixing mortar and cutting tile wasn't very fun.  At some point I bought a tile saw for about $84 and it worked very well, I would not have been able to complete that project without it.  So earlier this year I decided that I should not have a tool go unused, so I decided to make a tile top coffee table.  I figured that it would be an easy project, a small project, and would look great.  

Spoiler alert, didn't use the tile saw for this project.

Now, here is a bit of information:  

1.  I built the table depicted in this instructable, but you DON'T have to make your own!  You can do this with any old coffee table that needs a new life.

2.  You don't even need to do a coffee table, you can be as ambitious as you want.  Do your dining table if you want.

3.  You don't have to use coasters on tile, which is why I did this on the coffee table

 
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icej751 year ago
Love the table. Plan on making a dining room table for my wife, but will need to purchase the materials. Thanks for doing this so she can see what it is all about.
knoxmj19 (author)  icej751 year ago
I would suggest laying out the dimension so you don't have to cut the tile. I find that to be a pain. Other than that, the tile portion wasn't too bad. Good luck!
Very nice! I have been wanting to make something like this for a long time.

I can relate to the patio art project turned torture - I once did faux river rock painting on our concrete front porch. The first 20 minutes were fun. Then it was work. Then it was misery. The results were worth it in the end, though.
knoxmj19 (author)  CatTrampoline2 years ago
Ha ha! Glad I'm not the only one who's ambition gets ahead of everything else!
Beautiful! Tiling sure adds some flare to a table doesn't it.