Framed Tile from Motawi Tileworks

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We are proud to feature Motawi Tileworks tiles. Motawi tiles reflect the classic style and craftsmanship of the early 20th century. They are hand made by skilled artisans in Ann Arbor MI.

The framed tiles shown here are available for immediate shipment unless indicated otherwise. Framed in stained, Quarter-sawn White Oak, natural Cherry, natural Maple, or other woods as indicated. By natural, I mean unstained, although I will gladly add stain on request for a modest additional charge. We stain all our White Oak to maximize the beauty of the grain and the medullary rays, the white streaks in the grain White Oak is known for. Frames are mortise and tenon construction unless otherwise noted, and all include hanging hardware. I use wire as I feel it is much easier to keep your tile hanging straight with wire, as opposed to a keyhole slot. I hand rub on several coats of a semigloss, oil-based finish and finish with a coat of high quality paste wax. A flat, non-toxic (food safe) oil finish is available on request at no additional charge.

If there is a Motawi Tile you are interested in that is not shown here, call or e-mail me. Do the same if you would like a frame style you don't see, or a different tile in a frame you do see. We make our frames to order, one at a time, so you have complete flexibility. Just let me know what you have in mind.

In addition to the cost of the tile and frame shown, I add a $9.00 charge for USPS Priority Mail to anywhere in the continental U.S. I don't charge a handling fee. I have been handling your tile all along and will continue to do so, right up to the time I hand it over to the friendly folks at my local post office, for no additional charge.

If you would like additional information or pictures, call or e-mail me. To learn more about Motawi Tileworks click on the logo above.





Bleeding Heart

Tile size 6" x 6" color Green Salmon, framed in Quartersawn White Oak stained Mission Brown. This frame features pocket-hole construction and great "rays", light streaks in the grain that characterize Quarter-Sawn White Oak, the preferred material from the Arts and Crafts era. Overall size approx. 12"x11-3/4".

Price $100.00




Long Stem

Tile size 4" x 8" , color Green Oak, in a natural White, Hard Maple frame. Mortise and tenon construction with Walnut pegs. The Maple has great grain with interesting "curl" on the edges(check the detail pics). The cantilever top is reinforced with Walnut pegs as well. Overall size approx. 8-1/8"x12-1/8".

Price $110.00




Riverscape

Tile size 4" x 12", framed in Quartersawn White Oak stained Mission Brown. This frame features pocket-hole construction with Walnut pegs. This frame has great "rays", light streaks in the grain that characterize Quarter-Sawn White Oak, the preferred material from the Arts and Crafts era. Overall size approx. 16-5/8"x8".

Price $180.00




Dard Hunter Rose Trio

Three 4" x 4" tiles framed in natural Cherry. Mortise and tenon construction with Walnut pegs. The Cherry has some beautiful inclusions(dark spots in the grain) as well as some stunning "curl", usually only found in Big Leaf Maple. Overall size approx. 9-3/4"x20-1/4".

Price $180.00




Calla Lily

Tile size 4" x 12" framed in Quartersawn White Oak stained Mission Brown. This frame features mortise and tenon construction with Walnut pegs. The wood has amazing "rays", it is some of the most highly-figured wood we've found in a long time and the brown stain brings out the best in the grain. Overall size approx. 9-1/2"x19".

Price $225.00
Songbird Trio

Color Green Oak. One 8"x8" tile and two 4"x8" tiles framed in Quartersawn White Oak, mortise and tenon joinery, stained Mission Brown. Overall size approx. 23-3/4" x 13-7/8".
Price $295.00

SOLD




Bell Flower Duo

One 4" x 8" in Green Oak, one 4" x 8" in Green Salmon. The frame is Quartersawn White Oak, mortise and tenon construction with Walnut pegs. There's great figure in the grain, which is accented by the stain. Overall size approx. 13-1/4"x13".

Price $160.00




Tea Rose

Tile size 4" x 12", color Dark Oak, framed in Natural Cherry. This frame features mortise and through-tenon joinery with Walnut pegs. Overall size approx. 8-1/2"x18-1/2".

Price $175.00




Checkerpot

Tile size 4" x 8", color Green Oak, framed in Quartersawn White Oak. This frame features mortise and tenon joinery with Walnut pegs. Overall size approx. 9-3/4"x11-3/4".

Price $90.00