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Old Posted: 09-07-2011 , 05:39 PM #1
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Hi all, finally finished the wall, my hands are killing me! I'm very happy with how it turned out, now I just have to make a bench and this little corner of the garden is done. Thanks for looking x
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Old Posted: 09-07-2011 , 06:52 PM #2
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This looks really well. Hope we get some nice weather so you can sit out to enjoy all your hard work.
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Old Posted: 09-07-2011 , 07:54 PM #3
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And the table sets it off so well! The bench will be something special, I bet.
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Old Posted: 09-07-2011 , 09:51 PM #4
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Thanks Scrabble and Mondubics! I've been rooting in the garage for materials for the bench, so far I've found a metal bed frame, and 3 cast iron chair backrests. I had hoped to spend tomorrow making the bench but I'm very short on wood, so it might have to wait. (And my hands are really sore, today was labour intensive!) Thanks again for the kind words x
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Old Posted: 10-07-2011 , 08:28 PM #5
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Hi,

that looks great!!! well done so much better than a boring wall :)
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Old Posted: 10-07-2011 , 08:38 PM #6
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Once again, fabulous work, shonastar!

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Old Posted: 10-07-2011 , 10:31 PM #7
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Thanks Melissabell and Chris P! Over the years I've done loads of stuff with broken tiles, much of which I've posted here, walls, flowerbed, tables etc. However, I think this will be the last post about tiles for a very long time, my hands are in bits (due to extended contact with grout yesterday........ a bad workman blames his tools, but if the workwoman didn't clean her tools properly last time and then ended up grouting a wall with her bare hands, and the choice is blame herself or the tools........I'll gladly blame the tools) Lets just say I'm over tiling for a while!! However, I do absolutely love the result, even more than the tree (tiled garden wall no. 1), maybe the photos don't do it justice, or maybe it just needs a bench..........
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Old Posted: 10-07-2011 , 11:12 PM #8
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I must say i love it! Whatever you used for the bottom of the table (legs) was a fab idea. Looks so professional! You wouldn't get as nice in a shop! Well done!
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Old Posted: 10-07-2011 , 11:13 PM #9
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Thanks Melissabell and Chris P! Over the years I've done loads of stuff with broken tiles, much of which I've posted here, walls, flowerbed, tables etc. However, I think this will be the last post about tiles for a very long time, my hands are in bits (due to extended contact with grout yesterday........ a bad workman blames his tools, but if the workwoman didn't clean her tools properly last time and then ended up grouting a wall with her bare hands, and the choice is blame herself or the tools........I'll gladly blame the tools) Lets just say I'm over tiling for a while!! However, I do absolutely love the result, even more than the tree (tiled garden wall no. 1), maybe the photos don't do it justice, or maybe it just needs a bench..........
Methinks your magic-hands need a well-deserved rest, shonastar.

Thanks for sharing not only your latest handiwork but also your earlier visual treats which, for anyone who has missed them, can be enjoyed at the links below:

Wall #1:
http://www.jumbletown.ie/forums/showthread.php?t=115788

Table #1:
http://www.jumbletown.ie/forums/showthread.php?t=33936

Table #2:
http://www.jumbletown.ie/forums/showthread.php?t=116686

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Old Posted: 14-07-2011 , 03:07 AM #10
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Hi there,

Lovely work. What type of adhesive did you use please?

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Old Posted: 14-07-2011 , 07:54 AM #11
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Hi Bibi,
Apart from tiles you need adhesive and grout, any tile shop or diy store will have them, just ask for an adhesive which is also suitable for outdoors. Once the tiles are properly stuck on with adhesive, leave to dry for 24 hours. All that's left is to grout it. I'd also advise getting wide join grout, it's for when you have wider gaps between the tiles ie. larger than a few mm. You also need a trowel for using with the adhesive, a flat trowel for smoothing on grout and a large sponge for washing off excess grout. I would advise anyone who has no experience of tiling to watch a few how-to videos on you tube, just to get an idea of what to do.
Hope that helps,
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Old Posted: 18-07-2011 , 10:41 AM #12
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Hi there,

I absolutely love your tiled wall - it is fabulous - thanks for the inspiration....

Chris P thanks fir posting the links to the other projects too :-)

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Old Posted: 19-07-2011 , 12:57 AM #13
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Hi Shonastar,

Thanks for info....now all I need is nice weather & I can get started!!

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Old Posted: 19-07-2011 , 08:09 AM #14
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Hi Laineym and Bibi, thanks for your lovely comments, here's a flowerbed from ages ago, it's one of the first projects I did with tiles.

http://www.jumbletown.ie/forums/show...iled+flowerbed

Don't forget to post pics if you get the tiling bug! x
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Old Posted: 19-07-2011 , 09:47 PM #15
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This is beautiful. Well done. Wish I had your talents
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