How to make tables with transparent Epoxy Resin
In this article we are going to explain everything you need to make a table with a river of epoxy resin: the process of sanding and pre-cleaning the wood, materials to make the formwork ... Everything you need to know to make a Transparent epoxy resin table Translux D150.
How to make an Epoxy Resin table step by stepandnbsp;
1. The first step is to prepare the wood. Suppose our wooden section measures 1 meter long by 40 centimeters wide and 2 centimeters thick (the width is approximate, as it varies depending on the shape of the tree and its bark). First you have to draw in pencil and, using a ruler, a straight line that starts from the base and perpendicular to the top.
It is important that this line that we are going to draw is long and not wide. When it is done, we can cut it with a jig saw. If we hold with some cats a wooden ribbon to our board, we can use it as a guide so that the cut comes straight and we do not have to do it with a pulse. This cut can be done with much more professional or industrial machines, but not everyone has machines of this caliber in their home or workshop.
With this step we have divided the table into two sections that, if we match the cut made with the ends of the future table, the negative hole left inside flanked by the bark of the tree will be the one we fill with resin.
If you buy the woods in a professional place, they usually come to you sanded and without bark. If not, you have to remove it with a gubia or formon. It is not necessary to carve it, as they can be easily started. You will be able to use these tools only as an aid. Be sure to clean the dust or sawdust from the wood well because all these particles can get suspended in the resin. It is best to use a compressor and blow or with a homemade vacuum cleaner clean it on all sides.
2. The next step is to prepare the formwork. To prepare the formwork we need a smooth and satin surface. By this we mean that it does not have pores through which the resin can be filtered. You can use a satin wood, a cardboard-pen... andnbsp;
A trick that we recommend is to use a satin wood (or not) and so that it does not deteriorate by lining it with a little lining of children's books that can be purchased in any stationery. The lining will generate a smooth and waterproof surface that will make the resin not only not leak, but easier to peel off.
The walls can be made with the same technique of lining wood. What is not recommended is to screw the woods, it is better to stick them with a hot melt gun that can then be cleaned and reused for other projects.andnbsp;
3. Once we have designed the space that will remain between the two woods, we glue the walls of the formwork to the wood and seal the joints inside the formwork. With this we will generate a watertight container from which the resin will not come out. To ensure the release of the formwork table we recommend using the Ultra 4 Epoxy Parfilm release agent, specially formulated to unmold the epoxy resin. With two layers spaced in an interval of 3 minutes is enough.
4. Prior to the casting of Translux D150 resin, you haveandnbsp;to seal the edges of the wood to prevent bubbles from remaining. To do this, you can use 3D Smoother, which is normally used to cover the surface of 3D prints.
This ultra-fast epoxy resin has a curing of 4 hours. As soon as we give a brushstroke the wood will absorb the resin and will remain integrated sealing it. You have to apply a thin layer by the edge and getting a little into both the upper and lower surface. With this we avoid that when making the subsequent casting of Translux D150 resin we are filled with bubbles. This process must be done by the hollows, knots and others in which the wood will be in contact with the resin.
5. Once all the formwork is prepared, we will put the woods glued to the ends. To prevent them from floating or the resin from seeping under the wood, with some cats adjust them to the wood, always using wooden studs so that, in case the resin overflows out of the river above the board, the cat does not stain and stay stuck.
To calculate how much resin you need, you must take into account that with a kilo of Translux D150 resin you will cover a surface of 1 square meter and one millimeter thick. Another option to measure the volume is to fill the gap between the two woods with rice, and transfer that rice to the plastic bucket (better if it is transparent) where you make the mixture. With a route you mark on the outside the volume occupied by the rice. That will be the volume of resin you are going to need. The percentage of resin and catalyst used is 2:1 so you have to divide that measure into 3.andnbsp;
6. Finally, we will empty the resin mixture and the catalyst on the wooden table on the boards that make up the river. We just have to let them rest and we will have it ready. You can give it one last final touch with a polish or some kind of special resin varnish that allows you to give this epoxy resin table a brighter and more careful look.andnbsp;
Top tip of Feroca: If during the process of making your table stains with epoxy resin we advise you to use this cleaner:andnbsp;Diluent cleaner of resins. It acts as a resin diluent and cleaner.andnbsp;
Make your own Epoxy Resin table with FEROCA
How many times have you seen the decoration of a house or have you passed by a store and seen a river resin table and wanted to have it? Have you ever thought that you could manufacture this product yourself and that you can not only enjoy them, but give them a very good mercantile outlet?andnbsp;
In Feroca we put at your disposal the bestandnbsp;epoxyandnbsp;resin so you can make professional and impressive projects. You can get an incredible finish thanks to the high quality of our products.
From Feroca we make your epoxy resin table project very easy. Do you dare to do it?andnbsp;