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Diy Hands On Projects

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AriLea, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. AriLea

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    Since NSTG8R has his DIY project in here. I thought such a thread might be interesting.

    So does anyone else get interested in tessellated brink or tile? I mean your own design?

    Definition:
    A tessellation of a flat surface is the tiling of a plane using one or more geometric shapes, called tiles, with no overlaps and no gaps.

    In may case it's not my own art work, just my own method of tiling and fabricating it.
    Behold:
    LizzardTile.jpg

    The tiles are multi-color brick, 20in for the tiles, each lizard is about 24" when installed in my back yard.
    Yes, these are the not actual colors I will use, showing these just for the contrast on my monitor to check the pattern. View is at a angle when standing on the site.

    Share your projects, what are they?
     
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    That would make a CRAZY hard puzzle! Are the lizards you're going to use prefab? Or did you plan on using a mold and pouring them yourself (colored concrete)? I gotta look into this. I had planned on pavers around our stone fire pit, you're making me second guess my original plan.
     
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    Goodness those patterns made my eyes go all wonky :wacko:

    I'm working with wood currently; couldn't find the base shoe moldings I wanted, same goes for the threshold transition moldings; so I'm making my own.
    I redid all the floors in the house to hardwood and we wanted a simple but "flowing blend" to meet the walls, and with the wide plank flooring, what better than a wide molding.
    I've finished the threshold moldings and I'll post the pictures in the next day. The base shoe (ok a lot of people call them baseboard) moldings are rough cut but there is a TON of sanding I have to do, along with either paint or stain and epoxy clear (matt finish).
    Doing the epoxy for durability.
     
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    Well, I've contrived a mold, one that allowes me to use colored cements, and keep the colors separated.
     
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    Gotta keep this thread going. Saw some pretty lame vids on Youtube, but this one has some merit! Not nearly as complicated as what Ari's attempting, but I can see this being perfect in between my raised bed garden planters.

     
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    I want to see that walkway in about a year or two after he did it. No bedding material; he did it right on the lawn, really wet mix when he poured it.
    Plus I think you could have thrown in a couple of "pops" (aka beers :very_drunk:) along with the Tylenol; it was so straight and he threw in a LNB (the thing that sticks out from the satellite dish) to dodge on the way. Now there was some serious planning. :thumb:
     
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    Yes you can even see it's too wet.
    In my case I want to be able to make in one spot and lay them elsewhere. His kind of mold would also allow breaks in the deep details of my bricks.
    But it is cheap! If he had made it 3in thick it might last a bit longer, but when that grass under it dies, re-leveling is needed badly.

    Anybody want to see my cardboard Movie-DVD shelves? Cost maybe $20 to shelve 500 DVD's.
     
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    YES.
     
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    Ok! , I'll try a photo/upload that tonight. Everyone should try cardboard furniture sometime in their lives!.

    If I think of it (this is my reminder), I'll do the same for the Garden Arch made from left over junk. Pretty proud of that one.
     
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    For sure, big FAIL on site prep., but I did like the frame/mold he was using. Could've/should've used something like a fiber-reinforced concrete, and could easily have added some metal screen or rebar (slots in each end of the form) to keep the sections connected.
     
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