If you’re reading this, we’re assuming that you have a need for an epoxy edge table.
An epoxy edge table is a unique item that sits in between a floor lamp and a coffee table. It’s tall enough to hold your favorite book or glass of wine, but not too high that it becomes difficult to reach. Because of the way, it’s constructed, an epoxy edge table has multiple uses in any home—and even some businesses!
Making an epoxy edge table is easy when you know how (and if you don’t know how yet, we’ll show you). The first step involves finding the perfect piece of wood from which to build your new creation. Once this is accomplished, all that remains is applying the epoxy layer and polishing until smooth as silk!
We hope these steps will help guide us toward making our own pieces soon enough—in fact, many people see great potential here because they believe it can only be improved upon once someone gets their hands on one!
How do you live the edge of a resin table?
To live the edge of a resin table, you’ll first need to sand down the wood edges to your desired smoothness. Once that’s done, use a router to create a clean edge on the wood. Finally, once the wood is sanded down and you’ve routed out your clean edge with a router, apply a coat of epoxy over it all!
How do you make an epoxy edge live dining table?
- Get a live edge slab, and make sure it is dry.
- Design your table to fit around the slab, so that you don’t need to remove too many of the edges for it to be useful in your design (but you can cut off any excess later).
- Add epoxy to the slab, then add colorant if desired (I used 3 coats of black).
- Pour the epoxy onto your slab and use a heat gun on low setting for up to 15 minutes so as not to damage anything else around you (or yourself!).
How do you seal the edges on an epoxy table?
Before you can apply the epoxy, you’ll need to clean the edges of your table. This will give the epoxy something to adhere to and hold on to.
After cleaning up all those unsightly nooks and crannies, it’s time to mix some epoxy (see the recipe below). You can use a brush or a roller for this step, but whatever tool you choose should be free of dust particles that could get caught in dry or wet layers of epoxy.
Once your edge is thoroughly coated with a layer of epoxy, let it dry for at least an hour before sanding down any rough spots.
Now that your table is ready for its second coating of protective sealant, simply repeat these steps until everything looks nice and smooth—and then wait another 24 hours before touching anything!
How long does it take to make a live edge epoxy table?
So how long does it take to make a live edge epoxy table?
For the epoxy to cure, it’ll take about four hours. Then you’ll need another four hours to fill in any cracks that form on the surface of your table. After that, you should be ready for sanding down the edges and prep them for the finish.
If you’re doing this yourself, two hours should be enough time for drying and applying your first coat of finish (although some people like to do multiple coats).
How do you finish an epoxy table?
To finish your epoxy table, you’ll need to sand the surface and clean it with a tack cloth. Then use an epoxy resin and hardener to apply a coat of epoxy to the surface.
After that, you can use a heat gun to remove air bubbles by heating up the area where you see them.
How do I make my epoxy table top clear?
The first coat of epoxy is usually very cloudy, but there are two ways you can make it clear. The first method involves letting the epoxy cure for 48 hours and then applying another two coats of epoxy.
This will ensure that all the imperfections in your tabletop are sealed up so that they won’t show through when you apply the second coat.
Another option is to sand the entire tabletop with 220 grit sandpaper to remove any imperfections in your first coat. Then, just apply a second coat of epoxy and let it cure for 48 hours!
How do you keep bark on live edge table?
Let the natural character of your live edge table shine through by keeping it raw and unfinished.
Don’t remove the bark from a live edge wood table. It should be considered part of the piece and not something to be removed or sanded off.
Don’t use any type of sealer on your bark-covered live edge wood table, including epoxy, varnish, or lacquer. These products can damage your beautiful piece over time and make it look less than its best.
How do you apply epoxy on live edge wood?
- Sandpaper (fine grit)
- Epoxy resin, hardener, and catalyst mix
- Mixing cup with lid
- Mixing stick to stir epoxy resin and hardener together in a mixing cup. The stick should be long enough to reach inside the cup without using a container on top of the cup.
- Heat gun for drying epoxy on live edge wood tabletop. A heat gun is not necessary but it does help speed up the process and makes it easier to spread evenly over any rough areas along the surface of your project piece.
- Plastic sheeting or tarpaulin to protect surfaces beneath where you will be working with epoxy resin & hardener solutions; also helps keep dust off tools while they are drying overnight.
- Rubber gloves to protect your hands from getting sticky from working with epoxy resins (make sure these are disposable). If you think about it ahead of time, you can use an old pair of kitchen gloves instead if that works better for whatever reason – just make sure not too much gets stuck between fingers when applying because it could make cleanup difficult later!
Now that you know how to live an epoxy edge table, the next step is to set goals that will help guide you toward your ultimate dream of living a full, balanced life.
As a reminder:
- Be ambitious, but realistic. The key here is not to worry about what other people’s goals are—they may be different from yours! For example, if someone says they want their abs to pop out like washboard ribs in less than three months and you think this is unrealistic for them (or for anyone), no problem! Just remind yourself that everyone has different body types and genetics and some bodies take longer than others to see results with exercise. But if someone else wants abdominal definition within three months and isn’t worried about it taking longer or having any hiccups along the way? That’s great too! Maybe instead of worrying about whether something is realistic or not, focus on being your own best self instead.