Published on April 20th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Lack coffee table gets a mosaic top

Julie spruces up an old Lack coffee table with a mosaic.

She says, “It was pretty simple, actually. I got my dad to make a wood cover (pine sides + mdf base) to slide over top of the original table. I think he made it about 1mm bigger on each side, so it fit perfectly and wasn’t too tight. There were 2 reasons for making the wood bit to slide over top: (1) it gave me a lip that would hold the grout in and leave a nice clean finish with even edges and (2) the table lived in Toronto and I lived in Kitchener, so I needed a way to work on the mosaic and then take the finished product to Toronto to surprise my partner (this was a gift). After varnishing the wooden top, I went to work on the mosaic and many, many hours later…voila! I had a lovely ‘mosaicked’ table.”

Click for more of Julie’s mosaic table.

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Jules Yap

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5 Responses to Lack coffee table gets a mosaic top

  1. Clausewitz says:

    Oi. Parabéns pelo seu blog. Gostaria de lhe convidar para visitar o meu blog e conhecer alguma coisa sobre o Brasil. Abração

  2. Anonymous says:

    this is beautiful! great job!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Great mosaic – good hack!

  4. Ryan says:

    I just might have to do this one, my Lack table has gotten a lot of scratches in the last three weeks.

  5. Mari says:

    that is really nice!

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