Searching for ways to add a dash of your creativity to your living room? Well, it would be a cherry on the top of it is big point furniture in the middle of the room rather than a small showpiece!
This is your cue to make a resin coffee table for your living room on your own. Don’t be overwhelmed with the scale of the little DIY project and just follow these easy short steps on how to make a resin table. And on that note let’s start with epoxy resin tables.
How to make an epoxy resin table?
An epoxy resin table is easy to make. Track these steps carefully and get make your own favorite resin wood table.
Aim: The goal here is to achieve a resin tabletop look where layers are not visible and melt into each other beautifully preventing harsh lines. With a little practice and a pinch of skill, you can make an epoxy resin table DIY at home!
- The liquid color pigment of your chosen color and transparent.
- Metallic color pigment close to the above shade
- Large mixing cups or buckets for mixing the resin
- 100% Silicone Caulking
- Caulking Gun
- Silicone spray
- Duct tape
- MDF Board, Screws, F-Clamps, Mallet, Chisel, parallel clamps
- Polishing paste to make surface glossy
- Heat gun, Drill, planing tool
- Proper protection
And you are all good to go!
Step 1: Prepare the wood
The important things to keep in mind while cutting the wood:
- Maintain even thickness
- Cut to the right length and angle and divide in the middle
- Advised to keep the ‘natural look’ of the wood to give it a rustic appearance (use reclaimed wood to achieve natural cuts and creases).
- Must thoroughly remove the bark
Now first comes drying the wood such that it is sufficiently less than 12%. Then you saw it lengthwise in half to the same length as a circular saw. With a planning tool even out the thickness of both the wood pieces. Then sand all of the wood to complete this step.
Step 2: Seal the wood and fill the cracks
Use transparent resin to level the uneven and porous surface. To do the same for the edges of the wood resin table, seal it with a stable adhesive tape before sealing to make sure the resin does not flow over the edges.
Generously coat the wood and let it dry out at 18°C to 24°C for at least 5 hours. Sandpaper the rest of the resin when curing is complete.
Step 3: Build your mold for the epoxy resin tabletop
Things to watch out for:
- To maintain shape, use 15mm MDF boards at the bottom and sides at prayer.
- Side panels must be 10mm higher than the required height of the tabletop.
- Use clear sanitary silicone to seal edges.
Apply release agent into a finished mold with utmost care and caution to prevent problems while removal of the resin table. This may be done by completely gluing the mold with tape or spraying it with Teflon spray (three layers).
Step 4: Fixing the wood and mold together
Insert the wood and push it into place, hold it down with several parallel clamps. It is crucial to not pull the barrier too close to the edge so that the resin be poured it cleanly. Use caulk for this step.
Step 5: Mixing Epoxy raisin giving it a suitable color
In this step, protection is very important as you will deal with a hot of hot materials. Mix the resin with a sufficiently large bucket. Make sure to stick to the ratio recommended by the manufacturer. After this, remove air bubbles stuck within with a heat gun but be attentive to not damage the resin.
Next comes the part we have been waiting for! Adding color. The ratio should be 1:1.5 where 1 is the liquid color pigment and 1.5 is the metallic color pigment. Make a circular motion to achieve a watery look while pouring the metallic pigment. Then let everything harden according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Step 6: Sanding the epoxy resin table
For this, you first need to separate the mold from the cast tabletop using a soft hammer and chisel. Be careful as to not damage the tabletop and edge slabs. After removing the hardened resin, sand the tabletop, such that no more resin is visible on the wood. Also, you can perfectly smooth the edges of the tabletop before standing with a circular saw.
Step 7: Final Touches
Get rid of the little scratches during the standing process (use a buffing machine for better results). You can polish the surface with a polishing machine. Oil the tabletop to protect the wood and give it a smooth appearance without too much of a shine. Apply with a soft cloth evenly on the surface.
And that’s how to make a resin wood table added with your style and creativity. Now go and show off your new creation to your friends and family and have a good time enjoying the benefits!