How to make a ceramic tile store in a garage
Posted On July 24, 2021
The following instructions are for making a ceramic-tile tile store.
It’s important to note that they are not all the same.
If you want to make the same tile store for a lot of different rooms, or you need to add an exterior wall to the tile store, these instructions are not applicable.
You can also use the instructions to make some tile store furniture that’s just the tile you need, but that’s another story.
You’ll want to get your own tile store cabinet or wall cabinet from the hardware store, as well as your own cabinets and counters.
I have two types of cabinets: one that’s about six feet wide, one that is about six inches wide, and one that I can put up as tall as I like.
For this tutorial, we’re going to go with the six-foot wide cabinet.
The cabinets will be about four feet high, and the tops of the cabinets will have a little more clearance than the tops on a standard cabinet.
If your cabinets have a shelf on them, make sure to trim off the excess space and make sure that the space between the cabinets is free from any furniture, too.
For the first step, you’ll need some tools.
You should have a large, flat-head screwdriver, a small, straight-edge screwdriver or drill, a hand drill, and a small square-edge drill.
For a lot more info on making ceramic tile, check out the Making a Ceramic Tile Tile Store section of my guide to Making A Tile Store for a Lot of Different Rooms.
You may also want to grab a pair of pliers, as I did in this video.
Next, it’s a good idea to have a light source so you can easily see what you’re doing.
You’re going be building your tile store right up to the top of the wall.
The best way to make sure you get a good view of your tile is to lay out a tile surface that’s a couple of inches thick.
When you start building the tile, make it about the size of a standard 2×4.
Then, when you’re done building, put the tile back down.
When the tile is on the surface, use a sharp knife to make marks on the tile that you’ll use to make cuts.
You want the tiles to be about the same thickness as the edge of the cutting knife you used for the first cut.
Then use the knife to cut a diagonal line across the tile.
You don’t want to cut the entire edge, but rather just the edge between the cut lines.
Then cut a line of lines in the opposite direction.
That’s the diagonal line you’re cutting across the top.
Then place the tiles back down in the same spot, making sure to cut along the diagonal.
For an easy-to-read guide to the directions for cutting and cutting across, check my Making a Terrain with a Knife and Saw section.
I also had some handy diagrams for you to follow along with.
Now you’re ready to get started.
First, drill holes in the top surface of your cabinets.
I’ve drilled my cabinets in the exact locations shown in the images, and they’re the right size for my cabinets.
If they’re too big, you can also drill the edges of the cabinet with a drill bit.
For now, just drill the holes.
Make sure you don’t cut the edges too deeply, though, because you’ll want your cut marks to be on the opposite side of the hole.
Then you’ll have to drill a hole through the middle of each side of your cabinet.
For example, if the cabinets are about six-inches apart, you should have to make two holes for the middle and the bottom of each cabinet.
I’m using a 1-inch drill bit for this step, and it’s the right diameter for the hole I’m drilling.
Next up, put a little extra space between your cabinets so that you can use the cut marks you made in the previous step to drill another diagonal line.
You do this by making a small diagonal cut along one of the two lines you drilled earlier.
Then put a bit of paper in the middle that’s long enough to reach the cut line and a bit longer for the diagonal to pass through.
This is your decorative side.
This isn’t going to be important for most of you.
You won’t need to cut this line; instead, it will serve as a decorative edge to the next step.
Then just mark the diagonal lines that you made on the first one, and then mark the next diagonal line on the second one.
The diagonal lines will be the same as before, but now you’re making two diagonal cuts.
These will be on either side of that diagonal, so you’ll only need to mark them once.
The next step is to drill some more diagonal lines.
These lines will go along the outside of the side you drilled.
For my cabinets, the outside will be two parallel lines. This