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post #1 of 4 Old 05-10-2016, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Wood & Resin Dining Table

I want to make this table! I am a journeyman woodworker with access to most homeowner/diy tools. I can source the rough cut planks.
After reading and watching many youtube videos, I am still not 100% sure how to go about making this beauty. I have a few specific questions lingering...

1. What is the correct resin to use for this project in order to achieve A) super-smooth and clear finish and B) structural integrity.

2. What should the mold/form be made of?

3. I need a good source for those modern-looking table legs or something similar since I won't be able to fabricate them myself.

4. Any tips/tricks to working with and finishing resin to achieve the flattest, smoothest, clearest end product?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-10-2016, 01:11 PM
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interesting design - looks like the woodworking aspects are few.
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That is totally true, but the wood is really meant to be the star and the center of the design.
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I see a lot of guys like matt cremona and jimmy diresta using the west systems epoxy resin. They usually come in large pump bottles with a 1:1 ratio. So you can mix just the right amount

Actually diresta did a table very much like this. It was a bunch of small rounds cut from a branch and layed in a mold. He used the west systems, but he tinted it black. Not sure how clear it comes out on its own. He made a small box frame and I think just lined it with 6 mil black plastic (read: garbage bag)

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