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02-03-2012 01:58 AM

Topic tags/keywords: table acrylic

I am thinking about building an end table for my son. He is a big (hold the boos) Yankees fan. Even named his dog Jeete. I am thinking about doing something on the order of putting baseball items in the table and covering them with an acrylic layer or whatever the clear material is. You know, in seafood restaurants where you can see the seashells in the table.
Has anyone done this before? If so, what are the concerns and any problems?

Thanks

pons

-- Jim in Va


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#1 posted 02-03-2012 02:07 AM

How thick is the item you wish to place in the table and what is it?

Liquid plastic, I’ve seen it in Home Depot somewhere in the paint and finish section, is something one of my blog readers used over beer bottle caps that I think turned out real well. If you’ll click on the link you can see it looks real nice.

However, if you’re putting something like a shirt in it, I might suggest doing more like a shadow box style top to it.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 02-03-2012 02:19 AM

I have’nt decided on thickness yet, or picked out the items. nothing of value. A pennant, half a baseball, that sort of thing. The table area will be about 4 sq ft.

thanks for the reply.

pons

-- Jim in Va

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#3 posted 02-03-2012 02:30 AM

I couldn’t find it on Home Depot’s online site, but here is one company that might be able to help you get what you need.
If they’re of no help, just do an online search for liquid plastic and hunt something down. In the meantime, I will try to contact my reader that made the beer cap table and see if I can get a brand name fomr him.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#4 posted 02-03-2012 02:37 AM

Kleer Koat is what I used to coat a bar top that I made.
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