The "i made dis" thread

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Great work getting the centre to be, y'know, central. I know it's incredibly easy to have a tiny error that just adds up to a big fuck up. Table saw method looks good, still easy to wander off centre after the first cut.
To be clear, the white part is like a mosaic bathroom tile, adhered on a mesh backing. So the white triangles were all already cut and evenly spaced. I just had to cut the substrate to be the same shape with about 3/16" overhang to seat in a dado slot in the frame pieces.

For the substrate, I used my table saw "circle jig" (just a shirty square of plywood I can nail into, and a miter slot bar, that buts right up to the blade. I first cut a square, then lopped of corners. And then eased up to the lines with several more shallow passes.
 

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To be clear, the white part is like a mosaic bathroom tile, adhered on a mesh backing. So the white triangles were all already cut and evenly spaced. I just had to cut the substrate to be the same shape with about 3/16" overhang to seat in a dado slot in the frame pieces.

For the substrate, I used my table saw "circle jig" (just a shirty square of plywood I can nail into, and a miter slot bar, that buts right up to the blade. I first cut a square, then lopped of corners. And then eased up to the lines with several more shallow passes.
Oh I see, they have quite a convincing wood grain effect on them (whether it's intentional or not) so I thought they were wood. Makes sense for a coaster I suppose, they look great.
 

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Oh I see, they have quite a convincing wood grain effect on them (whether it's intentional or not) so I thought they were wood. Makes sense for a coaster I suppose, they look great.

They actually *are* wood. They are painted teak.

Teak Tiles - IndoTeak Design

A FIRST OF ITS KIND, A SOLID FSC RECYCLED 100%, TEAK TILE FOR WET (yes it can go in the shower) OR DRY SPACES.

I had to trim them on my table saw a little bit, and can confirm that it is indeed a dense, rich, brown wood on the inside.
 

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Not my design, and I didn't make the tiles, but I installed them yesterday. The trick is that they are all painted with a pretty thick coat, so their dimensions are imperfect, especially in the corners. On a white wall, you wouldn't notice gaps, but you certainly would on a dark wall like this, especially when looking at it straight-on, like you do with this location, at the end of a long corridor.

In the end, I'm very proud of the alignment. Every perimeter edge is damn near perfectly level (more so than the wall itself, anyway), and every non-floating piece could practically be a pressure fit.

Took about 8 hours, including load-in and pack-up, including applying the VHB to the back of each piece. Wish my ladder was 1 step taller. But then it wouldn't have fit in my car very well...

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They liked it so much, they ordered more for another wall and hired me to install them again. I like this layout better.

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Nice! Looking to build something similar in the spring.
 

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Do eet. Way cheaper than fixing my cars, plus I have a place to sit that isn't inside the damn house. That's helped a lot with being able to concentrate on stuff.
 

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Finally finished installing this last closet door. The last part of our home remodel except for a few door way thresholds.

Took a long time to figure out what kind of door to put here that wouldn't block anything or get hit by a door if left open, and the install was a real pain in the ass.

The bi-fold action reminds me of a folding hard-top convertible roof, or something. (No it's not automatic...I'm pushing it from inside...and yes: we did make every "in the closet" and "coming out of the closet" joke possible. 😅)

 
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