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Side Table with Crush Stained Glass as Void Filler

So I wanted a nice, sturdy side table with an attached bookshelf, to use in our nursery. The top and bookshelf is cherry: The frame and bottom shelf is redwood. But what really makes this pop for me is the crushed stained glass used to fill the voids...light blue, dark blue, and red. I don't see myself going back to regular filler anytime soon, at least not for what I'm making for family and friends. Let me know what you think!
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Interesting filler, I don't think I've ever seen that before.

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Interesting filler, I don't think I've ever seen that before.
I hadn't seen it either. I know turners will use all kinds of things, but I did a few searches and couldn't see anyone talking about using crushed stained glass...which is a little odd to me, since it's relatively cheap and very easy to crush into usable fragments. I just had it lying around and my wife is the one who suggested it, and I couldn't be happier with how it's turned out in the two projects I've done with it (I've also just completed an entryway shelf for knickknacks and mail)
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I like it ... but what is it like to sand?
I was looking for something to use to duplicate opalized wood, and glass might just do it. But does it tear up sand paper when it gets to it? Does it polish out everywhere it gets exposed?
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I like it ... but what is it like to sand?
I was looking for something to use to duplicate opalized wood, and glass might just do it. But does it tear up sand paper when it gets to it? Does it polish out everywhere it gets exposed?
Well, a quick google search to tell me what opalized wood is suggests that finely ground glass just might do the trick for you. My wife personally prefers being able to see the big chunks of glass in the resin, but I did a couple smaller voids where I had to fill it with what was essentially dust...and the cool thing was that even though the glass lost its color as it was ground, the resin brought it all right back (or at least most of it).

As for sanding, it wasn't a problem for me, but I did use my ROS, so it might be different by hand. All you'll want to do is make sure you don't have jagged chunks of glass sticking out of the resin: If you're able to get a flat surface to begin sanding, that will be the easiest (I'm sure you already knew that!). And for polishing it out, I sanded it to 220 then put some wiping poly on it, and it sparkled good as new. If you're not using poly or some other "plastic" finish, I'm assuming that polishing it out would require some pretty high-grit sanding (probably 4000?). But I'm sure it's doable.
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Brilliant idea. Looks great.
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