End Table, with Blue Epoxy

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Project by Bob Kellogg posted 02-14-2012 03:16 AM 2488 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just before Christmas my Wife said she needed a small table to put our Christmas Tree on. So not wanting to get into a large project I used some “scrap wood” that had a large knot and several cracks. I have used epoxy with iron pyrite (fools gold) before. But this is the first time I mixed the blue tinting with the fools golds in a large area. Fortuneately the wood was well seasoned. The combination of epoxy and a LOT OF SANDING worked out well.

After Christmas I took it down to one of the stores I do consignment work with and it went quick. Scraps and a little imagination can go a long way.

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#1 posted 02-14-2012 03:22 AM

Wow, love the grain & the epoxy inlay. I love this technique.. Sometimes what we consider scrap turns out to be a show piece, like this one. Well done sir! And welcome to LJ!

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#2 posted 02-14-2012 04:18 AM

Really nice. I like the epoxy gives it a unique feel

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#3 posted 02-14-2012 10:54 AM

I like it, I use epoxy all the time but never blue. Great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 02-14-2012 03:01 PM

Fantastic! The grain in the top is absolutely beautiful! I can see why it sold so quickly! The blue helps the grain pop.

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 02-14-2012 03:42 PM

That is a beautifull piece! great idea. wood is beautifull and the epoxy just makes it! nice job!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#6 posted 02-14-2012 04:00 PM

Very cool table.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 02-14-2012 08:12 PM

Really nice piece. The blue really makes the red color pop and to me makes the grain and swirls just stand out beautifully.

-- Turning good wood into even better wood jewelry.

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#8 posted 02-14-2012 11:57 PM

Gives it a nice mineral effect. I like it! Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”

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#9 posted 02-15-2012 04:26 AM

Nice, Different, out of the box thinking. Great job.

#10 posted 02-18-2012 02:10 AM

Great Table

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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