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Forum topic by goalie098 posted 03-31-2016 12:25 AM 349 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-31-2016 12:25 AM

So this is my first post after lurking for nearly a year. Thanks all for some great info. Most of the time I find exactly what I need. But alas I have a question.

Recently I bought a slab of Rustic Yew I want to make a TV/Entertainment shelf from. I will cut the slab from section from the middle and attach shelves underneath and hang the whole thing on the wall via a french cleat. My question is this. There are some awesome holes in the slab that I want to maintain. I was considering using a bar top epoxy to fill in the holes and as a finish. The slab is about 3” thick so it will require a quite a bit of filling to get it all level. In the end I want it to stay clear and preserve the look. Am I thinking about this right and any suggestion about how to get that deep of a pour? Should it be multiple pours? Attached is a pic of the slab. Any advice is much appreciated.


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#1 posted 09-05-2016 05:29 PM

Casting resin. There are posts all over the web on this.

I used to buy my two part epoxy mix in the five gallon can (five of each). In short, I used a lot of it. From that, I will say it was and is perfect for display items, but not so as good as others for surfaces that take a beating, OR where you have a deep fill, like yours.

The epoxy gets so hot, if you leave a mixed pint unattended, it will start smoking. It needs to be spread out and relatively thin (e.g., the equivalent of fifty coats of poly, which is pretty thin in bar top terms).

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