If you haven’t heard of epoxy resin art by now, you must have been living under a rock. Epoxy resin art has been around for over half a century, but it only became popular when #resinart started trending on TikTok. The newest project making waves is a DIY epoxy resin table.
Keep reading to find out how to make your own epoxy resin masterpiece.
How to Make an Epoxy Resin Table
The most popular form of epoxy resin tables is called river tables. These tables are a mix of wood and either clear epoxy resin or dyed resin, making them very versatile.
One of the main things you need to do before starting is to make sure the area you’ll be working in is dry with an average temperature of 68°F/20°C. Your resin also needs to be kept at room temperature. This will help eliminate any temperature-related issues.
If you are unsure about mixing your own epoxy resin, you can view this epoxy resin kit.
Pick Your Wood
The style and type of wood you pick are purely a personal choice, so you can choose anything that you like or that fits your aesthetic. It is recommended that you pick wood with ridges or unusual grains as that will make your design more interesting. The wood just needs to be dry and as flat as possible.
When buying your wood, you can ask the store to cut the wood for you, If you want a center river in your table, just ask them to cut it in half length-wise.
Seal the Wood and Create a Container
If your wood has any cracks, knotholes, and gaps, you can seal them with a coat of clear epoxy resin. After the resin has cured, you can sand away any lumps and bumps.
Once your wood is sealed, you need to create a container for your table. This will make sure the epoxy resin doesn’t flow away, and it will support the table while curing. The internet has a ton of videos explaining how to make a container for your table
Pour Your River
Now you can mix up your resin according to the product instructions. You can add color in this step (or multiple colors if you prefer!), there is also a ton of metallic powders and glitters specifically made for resin art. Go ahead and pour your design!
Once your river has cured, you can remove the table from the container and sand the wood where needed. All you have to do now is add the legs and polish your brand new table.
Go Ahead and Experiment
This medium is extremely versatile, so you don’t have to stop experimenting after you’ve made your epoxy resin table. The internet is full of ideas, so take a look and start planning your next masterpiece. Resin art also makes amazing one-of-a-kind gifts, so if you’re out of ideas, maybe consider making some pieces for your friends and family.
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