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Old 09-30-2013, 02:10 PM   #1
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Howdy,
I'm a new member and, I must admit, a woodworker/furnituremaker and not a tile guy. However, I am currently working on some prototype wooden tiles for use as backsplashes/wall surrounds and was hoping that this board might be of some use in my project.

I read the new member intro and it doesn't actually seem to address "advertising" of products; not sure if what I'm doing counts as that, and if it does, if there is a better place for me to be posting.

So, I plan on lurking for a bit to find out if I can go ahead and post images/details of what I'm doing with out violating board policy.

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Old 09-30-2013, 02:44 PM   #2
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Welcome, Todd.

I'll move you to the catch-all Mud Box since your post doesn't seem to have anything to do with ceramic tile or stone.

If your only purpose here is to see a new product, though, I'm afraid we don't have any place for that except our paid sponsor spots at the sides and top of the page. And I'm afraid wooden tile wouldn't likely be a good fit there.

But we'll let this thread continue until we see where you're going with it.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:46 PM   #3
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Hi Todd,
welcome aboard. I just browsed through your website ... you make some pretty cool furniture. I used to work for a furniture company but they made solid wood, antique reproductions so its a whole different look.

Have you done any full scale projects with your wood tiles? We would like to see some pictures ... we love pictures!
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:17 PM   #4
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Will do, as soon as I can post links. Or you can google Todd Leback Carpentry Facebook to find that. I've been posting tile pics there.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:27 PM   #5
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We prefer you post photos here for us, as once those other links change we're left with nothing and threads are gutted. Use the paper clip icon above the reply box.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:38 PM   #6
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And let's see if I can do this now.

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Todd, see post #5. If you want to post photos here on the site, please attach them from storage on your computer using the method Dana described. Thanks.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:57 PM   #8
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I did see Post #5, but just wanted to get enough posts so I could upload attachments, which I can now do, I hope. Let's see how this does: one image is of reconstituted macassar ebony/zebrawood in a checkerboard pattern, grouted with a sanded grey grout. The other image is 3x12 sapele in a running bond, also grouted with grey sanded.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:03 PM   #9
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And another sample board of the 3x12 sapele, but this one with no grout joint.
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New members can upload attachments in their very first post, Todd. Only links are restricted as an anti-spam device.
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Todd,

All tiles require a grout joint. The size is up to you but a grout joint none the less. If you want the joint to disappear, then use a grout colored the same as the tile.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:06 PM   #12
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These are wood, Paul. Not sure we have any standard for that.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:10 PM   #13
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Todd,

There are a couple folks out right now that have wood tile mosaics and also wood mixed with glass and porcelain. They seem to hold up pretty well considering the nature of wood itself, not wet or humid areas of course. Wainscot accents and accents in general seem to be the main application. Market for wood tiles is there, but in a small ratio as compared to all the other materials out there. Anywho just my two cents, on the subject.
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Yeah, I'm treating the ones without grout joints in a similar manner to, say, coconut tiles or cork or other porous product.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:26 PM   #15
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Hi Todd

Inlay, parquet and marquetry have been around for centuries if not longer. I've been making wood features for years, actually decades. This is a French knot. A dead square frame is placed.

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Maple floating splines. TBIII glue on the miters.

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Cherry flooring scraps from jobs and fiddle back maple.

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So at any rate, unless you have a proprietary method of producing, protecting and preserving your wood tiles, its woodwork at a journeyman level. To me it is accurate, repetitive cuts. I programmed a point to point CNC machine for a couple of years, so the technology is out there. I do everything on a variety saw and basic shop tools these days.

Best wishes in your venture.
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