wood mosaic tabletop

August 24th, 2009 in member junk     
TroyRash TroyRash, member
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wood mosaic tabletop
wood mosaic tabletop

wood mosaic tabletop

my partner made this tabletop from pieces and scraps of wood that he glued together to create this random pattern. he used one of those old bar type tables that have the metal pedestal base. i love the colors he used. the table is sealed with wax. it is approximately 36" in diameter and works great in a small eating area of a kitchen - as a side table on the patio.

these table were destined for the scrap heap - the original formica had peeled and the old particle board underneath had warped and was flaking - rod replaced the top with a new 3/4" plywood base and then glued the pieces he had cut to the top.

he has used the idea for larger scale projects too. and we have also mixed wood pieces with found objects like interesting rocks, scraps of metal with great patina etc.

Pattern or design used: My own design - junk exchange
posted in: member junk, mudroom, beachy, alternative, mosaic, olive, lime

Comments (17)

ElaineCan writes: Nicely done. I just got into adding mosiacs onto my list of "gotta try this". Look forward to having you share more. Thanks for the inspiration! Posted: 10:47 am on May 30th
Kellycat writes: very cute! just happened to make me think of that huge pile of tile at the Habitat Re-store..... Posted: 1:10 pm on April 19th
iloveboxes writes: I really like that! I've always wanted to try doing mosaic...even went as far as to buy gobs of tiles off eBay....they still sit in my 'to-do' closet. I need to pull them out come spring and do something with them! Thanks for sharing! Posted: 4:20 pm on March 3rd
ohmeringue writes: Troy - good job! great idea! hubby is a wood joiner so I have wood at my elbows!

Keep the creative juices.


Posted: 9:22 am on January 2nd
sassycrafter writes: Love it! The concept is so clever and the colors are just dreamy. Posted: 12:45 pm on September 15th
milkmaid1979 writes: How totally clever! Posted: 7:16 pm on September 14th
TroyRash writes: to clarify - the pieces are painted first then glued down and the tables are either waxed or sealed with poly and then waxed - depends on the table .. Posted: 11:19 pm on August 29th
charita45 writes: Wow, I love mosaic's. My eyes just lit up when I saw this. Fantastic. Just wondering, is it sealed with Poly? Rita Posted: 9:53 am on August 29th
DownHomeDIY writes: I love this project!!! Love everything about it, color, texture of the wood, shapes, etc. Fabu.
~MB Posted: 10:44 pm on August 27th
shabbychick writes: I love how this tabletop was pieced together - the colors are awesome!

Very nice work! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 10:29 am on August 27th
inkognitoban writes: functional, fun, funky!! LOVE it! Posted: 8:58 pm on August 26th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Way to use scraps! Looks fantastic!
Candy Posted: 3:56 pm on August 25th
Grasshopper22 writes: How original...I love it!!! Posted: 2:30 pm on August 25th
suewhitney writes: Wow, this is a labor of love. Very cool and unique...Awesome!

Take care,

Posted: 10:14 am on August 25th
pmorse writes: This is way cool! One question...did he paint the pieces of wood before or after gluing them onto the table top? Just curious! :>) Posted: 10:38 pm on August 24th
chippingcharm writes: This is so unique...I love the idea of the mixing the other objects in as well. Thanks for sharing, Laurel Posted: 9:23 pm on August 24th
wendygail2 writes: I think this looks awesome! He did a great job.
gail Posted: 8:57 pm on August 24th
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