Narrow coffee table – Adding ceramic or stone tiles to the top of a coffee table is a creative way to extend the life of the table that is in otherwise good condition. Ceramic and stone tiles offer a durable and resistant surface on a coffee table. The plates will withstand moisture and easy to dry, while the wood swells from water, scratches easily and cannot stand without heat damage. The creation of a mosaic design adds a personal touch to the table. Customizing furniture with tile allows the coffee table to fit into a design theme.
Put a belt sander, orbital sander or sanding block with 120 grit sandpaper. Sand finish off the surface of the narrow coffee table. Wipe the tabletop with a tack cloth to remove dirt and dust. Cut the flat decorative molding at a 45 degree angle with a miter saw large enough to match the coffee table edges. The decorative molding will lay flat on the table top and like a frame align with the edge of the table. Place the decorative molding in place on the coffee table surface. Keep casting in place and trace a line next to the casting on all four pieces of molding. Apply the paint or stain to molding to match or complement the tile. Set casting aside and let it dry.
Use a trowel to coat the top of the narrow coffee table with tile adhesive, staying within the lines. Pull the spatula through the adhesive in a wavy pattern, leaves raised lines. Spread a thin layer of tile adhesive on the back of the tile. Press ceramic tile in position on top of the coffee table early next to the guideline. Set a tile spacer side of the tile and touch it. Coat the back of another tile and put in place against the first tile and spacers. Continue to apply glue sets of tiles and place tile spacers until tile covers available coffee table top. Make cuts tiles needed with tile nippers, tile cutter or wet saw. Let dry for four to six hours. Paint wood glue to the exposed wood surface the narrow coffee table around the perimeter of the tile.