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Project by MJR posted 04-13-2018 01:24 AM 640 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The slab I started with is black walnut. I used Ecopoxy plastic resin rather than a cheaper Epoxy, Urethane or Polyester resin because you can pour it all at once and it degasses by itself, You don’t have to work out the bubbles with a heat gun, The other resins are thermosetting so they generate heat and you can only pour them in thin layers. I tinted the resin with a mica pigment called copper penny. I sanded the wood to 220 and the resin to 400. I was going to flood coat the whole top clear with Ecopoxy but being it’s expensive I figured I’d just top coat the whole thing with gloss lacquer or polyurethane to seal the wood and bring the epoxy back to a crystal finish, I chose polyurethane because I didn’t feel like going through the process of spraying lacquer. I used hairpin legs I got on Amazon for $25 to give it a little mid century look, Again because I didn’t feel like borrowing my buddies welder, Going to buy metal stock, Welding and painting my own legs.. Maybe next time… The table wound up 18”x40” and the legs are 16”





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MJR

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#1 posted 04-13-2018 01:28 AM

Better pictures of the top

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swirt

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#2 posted 04-13-2018 01:30 AM

That is an interesting look with the copper resin. The whole thing came our very nice. Well done.

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#3 posted 04-13-2018 01:50 AM

Very unique looking table.

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#4 posted 04-13-2018 01:56 AM

I really like how it turned out. Looks spectacular to me.

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#5 posted 04-13-2018 12:27 PM

Very neat looking table!! Nice work on it.

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 04-13-2018 04:13 PM

The fill has a neat lava looking effect, nice work!

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#7 posted 04-14-2018 01:06 AM

Turned out great. Nice job!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#8 posted 04-14-2018 07:17 AM

I must admit it looks like it was part of that board by nature.

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#9 posted 04-15-2018 01:39 PM

Ya, i ma quite tired of this concept. But yours is so well done that it takes the cake for the concept. It is beautiful.

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#10 posted 04-16-2018 01:32 PM

Interesting pattern in the epoxy pour. Looks good

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#11 posted 04-17-2018 12:43 AM

Great looking table. What was you source of the resin and pigment you used?

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#12 posted 04-17-2018 01:55 AM

I used Ecopoxy, The cheapest I found it was on Etsy, 6×13 woodworking in Texas is a distributor. I got the pigment on Amazon, I used Black Diamond brand, it doesn’t mix to a solid uniform color, Thats why mine has the swirls in it, I believe Jaguar Pearl X pigments mix more uniformly, Also available on Amazon

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