Tuesday, February 23

Wooden Tile Wall

We used to have a mirror on that wall but decided to move it to a better location. I have heard that it's not recommended to have a mirror facing the door. Maybe it's just in my head but it really seemed like it reflected the energy back outside.
So we painted and framed the wall and decided to make wooden tiles. Wood gives a warm feeling as long as it not overwhelming.
We bought two 4x4 pine posts from the Home Depot and started chopping them into 7-8 mm tiles.
Using a chop saw, Brian made about 500 of them the house smelt like a lumberyard - love it! Then we sanded the edges. Any thinner tiles started to warp. 
I used a hot glue gun to put the tiles in place. they didn't always match up but somehow the pattern always stayed straight. It was a miracle .
The wooden tile gives the room such warmth now. I's been up for three days but I don't know how the raw wood will behave in the long run (expanding etc.) So it will be our little experiment.
UPDATE 3/3/10! Some tiles fell off, Elmers Glue is better. Thin ones warp a bit but nothing major.