Mosaic Salon Table

About: Maker, tinkerer, Arduino and Neopixel enthusiast

Looking for an oval mosaic table, I didn't find anything that I liked. Therefore decided to create it myself. It takes time but is quite easy. Have a try.

Supplies:

  • pack of orange red broken tiles (900 gram ordered here)
  • pack of green broken tiles (900 gram ordered here)
  • construction adhesive (any will do)
  • tile cement (used around 2kg from Knauf)

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Step 1: Create the (oval) Shape of the Table

For my table I wanted an oval shape. An oval can be drawn using 2 nails, a string and a pen.

Table should be 65 cm wide and 105 cm long.

  • a = 105/2 = 52.5 cm
  • b = 65/2 = 32.5 cm

Using Pythagoras:

  • a**2 = e**2 + b**2
  • so e**2 = a**2 - b**2
  • e**2 = 52.5**2-32.5**2 = 1700
  • e = 41.23 cm

The string should be 2a +2e = 187.46 cm

Step 2: Create Mosaic

Create the design

Arrange the tiles on the table. No glue yet. It is important move the pieces around to get a smooth pattern.

Step 3: Glue the Outer Rim and Complete Rest of Mosaic

Glue the rim onto the plate. Remove the pieces apply glue and put them back at it's place. One by one or as much as you can remember how to put em back.

Then arrange the rest of the pieces to fit smoothly.

Step 4: Glueing

As the outer rim is already glued of the mosaic, it's time to do the rest.

Glue the tiles onto the wooden plate by removing one after another. Or remove multiple pieces but make sure to remember where to put them back.

Step 5: Tile Cement

Now it's time to apply the tile cement. Use quite some pressure to Fill up all the gaps between the pieces. To do so I used a plastic scraper.

If you're done use a wet sponge to smoothen the cement. The cement will be also on the tiles, that's no problem. Let I dry.

Step 6: Clean Up and Sealing

Then again clean the tiles with a sponge until all the cement remove from the tiles.

When everything is dry again, I did apply 3 layers of wood varnish to seal the tile cement from stains.

Add four hairpin legs to the table (get these anywhere online). I used 40cm

Done!

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    3 Discussions

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    WeTeachThemSTEM

    4 months ago

    Thanks for sharing your table design. I wouldn't have thought to use wood varnish, but the finish looks very nice. :)

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    YvesW4WeTeachThemSTEM

    Reply 4 months ago

    Thanks! The varnish i had some left from another project. So I created a small sample mosaic just 5 pieces to try the glue, grout and varnish.

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    Penolopy Bulnick

    4 months ago

    This table came out great! Working with mosaic designs looks like a lot of fun :)