I've been working on a large mirror, and my clients wanted to add a small section of tile in the mirror frame, to tie it in with some other pieces in their home. They chose a gorgeous glass tile that has some texture in it; it looks amazing next to the African Mahogany that I used to build the frame.
But textured tile can often be tricky to work with - as the grout can get into the texture and ruin the look of the piece.
Here is the mirror with the grout drying - the area is masked off so that the grout doesn't stain the wood.
It is a little hard to see here, but the grout has infiltrated the texture, and needs to be removed. This is when I pull out my secret weapon -
a small section of dowel rod.
Sharpen one end in a pencil sharpener,
The mirror is done and awaiting pick up - so I'm on to my next project - and this one is a doozy! I'll give you one hint -