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Mastering DIY: A Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Epoxy Resin Table

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Peroba Reclaimed Epoxy Resin Table

Creating a stunning epoxy resin table from a raw wood slab is a pinnacle of creativity and skill in wood craftsmanship. With proper guidance and materials, transforming a simple wooden slab into breathtaking furniture becomes achievable. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through crafting your epoxy resin table, from selecting the perfect wood slab to applying the finishing touches that will elevate your creation to a work of art.

We have a flash sale of Incense Cedar at Peroba Reclaimed for $30 per slab, which makes the perfect piece of wood to try out your DIY finishing skills! 

1. Selecting the Perfect Wood Slab:

  • Choose a wood slab that suits your aesthetic preferences and desired dimensions. Popular choices include walnut, oak, maple, and cherry.

  • Ensure the wood slab is properly dried and cured to prevent warping or cracking in the future. The incense cedar planks on sale at the Richmond Studio are fresh out of our in-house kiln, dried, and ready for your project. 

2. Preparing the Wood Surface:

  • Sand the wood slab thoroughly to create a smooth and even surface. Start with coarse-grit sandpaper and progressively move to finer grits for a polished finish.

  • Remove dust and debris from the surface using a tack cloth or compressed air.

  • Seal any knots or cracks with epoxy resin to prevent air bubbles from forming during the pouring process.

3. Creating the Epoxy Resin Mix:

  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions to prepare the epoxy resin mix, which typically involves combining resin and hardener in the correct ratio and stirring thoroughly to ensure proper mixing.

  • Optional: Add pigment or dye to the resin mix to create custom colors or effects that complement your design scheme.

4. Pouring the Epoxy Resin:

  • Place the wood slab on a level surface and ensure it is adequately supported to prevent sagging or unevenness during curing.

  • Slowly pour the epoxy resin mixture onto the wood surface, using a spreader or brush to distribute it evenly.

  • Use a heat gun or torch to remove any air bubbles that may have formed in the resin. Be careful not to apply too much heat, which can cause the resin to bubble or scorch.

5. Curing and Finishing:

  • Allow the epoxy resin to cure according to the manufacturer's instructions, which typically involves letting it sit undisturbed for 24 to 72 hours, depending on the type of resin used.

  • Once cured, sand the surface of the resin to remove any imperfections or rough spots. Start with a low-grit sandpaper and gradually work to fine grit for a smooth finish.

  • Our favorite finishing coat at Peroba Reclaimed is called Odie's Oil, an all-natural finishing oil that enhances durability and does not require any respiratory PPE to apply. Odie's is available for purchase in our warehouse and on our website. 

6. Adding Legs: 

  • You can pick up a second incense cedar slab to create live-edge legs by finishing them similarly and attaching them with a steel bracket. 

  • We also sell a variety of metal coffee table legs for $700 for the set. 

With patience, attention to detail, and creativity, crafting your epoxy resin table from a raw wood slab can be a gratifying experience. Whether you're a seasoned DIY enthusiast or a newcomer to woodworking, following these steps will empower you to create a stunning piece of furniture that you will cherish for years to come. So roll up your sleeves, unleash your creativity, and transform wood and resin into an actual work of art.

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Feb 26

Can’t wait to try this as my next project!! 🔥

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