LumberJocks

To epoxy or to spar varnish?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Designing Woodworking Projects forum

Forum topic by TZH posted 07-15-2012 04:05 PM 711 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View TZH's profile

TZH

425 posts in 1797 days


07-15-2012 04:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource tip question trick cedar juniper finishing rustic arts and crafts

My son has posed a dilemma for me. He’s seen all kinds of vegetation epoxied into the tops of tables, and has decided that’s what he wants to do with green leaves. Problem is, most everything I’ve seen is recessed into voids or has had an area routed out to accommodate the vegetation. He wants a “bas relief” where the leaf rests on top of the piece and is either dipped into the finish or has the finish brushed on. The pieces we’ll be using are like the one pictured below.

The sizes of these slabs will vary from 8” up to 18”.

My question is whether or not anybody has had experience “dipping” green vegetation into the types of finishes I’m considering, and, if so, what your results were. If anyone has any suggestions on how I might go about doing this, it would also be very much appreciated.

Thanks.
TZH

-- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dead-Wood-Renaissance/361417090585685


2 replies so far

View Bill White's profile

Bill White

3455 posts in 2617 days


#1 posted 07-15-2012 04:33 PM

Don’t know if any epoxy or poly will stick to green veg. stuff. Even if it does, there might be some color loss or degradation over time. Might try water based poly dip first as a “dry run”.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

View TZH's profile

TZH

425 posts in 1797 days


#2 posted 07-15-2012 04:38 PM

Thanks, Bill. Didn’t even think of that. I have plenty water based varnish on hand, so will give it a try.

TZH

-- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dead-Wood-Renaissance/361417090585685

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase