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