TILE-TOP BUF­FET

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Drop cloth

• Screw­driver

• Tile backer board or ply­wood • Tile

• Con­struc­tion ad­he­sive

• TSP

• Wood filler

• Sand­pa­per

• Lint-free cloth

• Primer

• Paint­brush

• Paint

• Fur­ni­ture legs

• Door/drawer hard­ware

Step 1 Re­move doors and in­laid sur­face.

Step 2 Mea­sure the thick­ness of the old sur­face and cut to fit a board that, when topped with your tile, will equal the same thick­ness (the board we used was only 1∕8 inch thick).

Step 3 Dry-fit the tile and trim as needed. (We added nar­row pieces of wood along the long sides to fill a gap in­stead of cut­ting sliv­ers of tile.) Se­cure tiles, flush to one an­other, to board with con­struc­tion ad­he­sive.

Step 4 Prep, prime, and paint piece (see “Like a Pro,” page 79) and legs as de­sired. Se­cure legs to base, re­hang doors, and at­tach door hard­ware. Place the board with tile into the buf­fet’s top.

WE IN­STALLED THE CE­MENT TILES FLUSH TO EACH OTHER— US­ING ONLY AD­HE­SIVEAND NO GROUT.

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