Making a resin table is a great project for anyone with some basic woodworking skills. It’s a fun and unique way to create a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture, and it can be a perfect addition to any room in your home!
To start, you’ll need to gather some materials. The main thing you need is some good, hard wood. You don’t want to use soft or rotted wood as it won’t stand up well to the epoxy. You can also use a mix of wood and other materials, but be sure to only use the best quality you can find.
The wood will need to be cut to size using a saw of your choice. This can be a jigsaw, track saw, or regular circular saw. Make the cuts as clean and straight as possible so you get the most out of your epoxy.
Once you have your wood cut to size, you can then proceed to the next step. First, you’ll need to sand the edges of your wood to make them as smooth as possible. This will help the epoxy to adhere better to the wood and give you a more finished look. You can also sand the river to make it more translucent, which can be done by either using a sanding machine or hand sanding with a fine sandpaper.
After sanding, you can then begin to fill the gaps with the resin. It’s important to fill in every small space and to fill it completely, as the resin can easily leak out of any gap that doesn’t have a complete cover.
You can add a touch of color to your resin by mixing in pigments into the mixture. For example, a combination of a lighter blue and turquoise metallic can give your resin the look of a waterway.
If you prefer a more natural looking finish, you can also add an oil to the table top. This will give it a beautiful, shiny finish and make it look more natural.
Another option is to apply a clear coat of resin over the entire table top. This will give it a nice, glossy appearance and will keep the table top safe from any moisture damage.
To coat the top, you can use a clear resin of low viscosity that you can pour directly into your mold. This will ensure that all of the small gaps and any hard to reach areas are covered.
Once the resin has cured, you can remove the plastic tape that was applied to your table top to prevent it from dripping down. Then you can use a hot gun to remove any bubbles that are present in the resin.
If you want to give your resin table a shiny, clear surface, you can try coating it with crystal clear epoxy. This is easy to do, but it does require some attention to detail. The underside of the table needs to be coated with a sturdy tape that is at least 0.4 inches wide on all four sides. This will prevent the resin from dripping down the sides of the table and will allow you to spread it evenly over the entire surface.