Step 63 - Creating Custom Tile Designs One
of the advantages to building your house is you can take your time and
really customize it!
Clada drew up the patterns for the first tile
design. Chip then made templates for each
Clada selected the broken tile that captured the desired tile scheme.
used a wet band saw to cut the individual
Next, for precision, he used a grinder on the edges.
He spent a lot of time to ensure he had a nice fit for each piece.
The work is tedius, but you have to like the end product. Here is
the first pelican he completed.
Since we often see the pelicans flying in formation, we decided to do
three of them for our bedroom patio.
These pelicans had 262 pieces and took Chip 85 hours to make! We
have more time than money...
has set up a mosaic workshop in the guest bedroom. He has started
working on the first of two whales.
This whale is mostly marble and granite, with some
The breaching whale is ready for installation.
Chip has drawn up and started working on the swimming humpback whale. This
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