In the final installation of our three-part series on building a tiled sofa table, George vondriska teaches you how to sand and finish the wooden carcass of the table and then install the tile into the frame that you created in the second step. He demonstrates the proper technique for using a handheld sander to remove any milling marks or pencil lines, CA glue and sawdust to fill cracks leftover from your mitering, and hot glue to affix the tile top to the table. And voilá, you have a handsome table to set your cups and bottles on without the need for a coaster.

Part 1: Build a Tiled Table – Rail and Leg Assembly
Part 2: Build a Tiled Table – Frame the Tile


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Tags: making a tiled table, side table project, and Titebond Wood Glue.

  • David W. Howard

    awesome 3 part series. simple construction and assembly. I made a coffee table with 12 inch floor tiles and this gives me some good ideas for an end table. thanks

    • George Vondriska

      Glad you enjoyed it.

  • Ed Sanet

    I would be concerned about liquid spills dripping between the tile and the frame.

    • George Vondriska

      After the finish is one put a bead of silicone caulk between the tile and the wood frame, and you’ll be sealed against spills.

  • Jeff Bourne

    Did you roundover or somehow soften the outer edges of the table top? From the video image, that appears to be the case, but I saw no mention of that in the videos.

    • Customer Service

      Thank you for your question. Use a ¼” round over bit on the outside corners of the frame.

  • Christopher Hudson

    Great project, George. But following up on Ed’s water spill comment, may I suggest replacing the MDF tile substrate with 1/4 ply? I think its prudent practice to avoid MDF entirely on anything that has a chance of getting wet – unless maybe you want a raised tile top…