In this article, we’ll be going over what you need to make an epoxy table. If you’re unfamiliar with the term “epoxy,” it is a type of resin that can be used on its own or mixed into other compounds to create a hard and rigid material.
We will be using this substance to create our table because it has many benefits over traditional woodworking methods, including better durability and increased water resistance.
To make this project as simple as possible, we’ll use premixed epoxy kits rather than mixing our own mixture from scratch—you can find them at most hardware stores for around $30-$50 USD per kit (depending on size).
How do you make an epoxy table at home?
First off, you need to know what an epoxy table is. It’s a table made of resin, which is a clear plastic material that hardens when exposed to air. Epoxy tables can be used outdoors or indoors and are usually made of less expensive materials than other types of furniture.
Once you have your resin figured out, the rest is easy. The first thing you want to do is clean any dust or dirt off your table with soap and water, making sure it’s completely dry before applying any adhesive (adhesive comes in two parts: mixing agent and hardener).
Then mix one part mixing agent with nine parts of hardener for every 10 square feet of surface area that needs coating. You also want to make sure there are no drafts in the room where you will be working—drafts will cause bubbles on your epoxy table!
Table of Contents
- How do you make an epoxy table at home?
- What tools do you need for epoxy?
- How much does it cost to epoxy a table?
- What kind of wood is used for epoxy table?
- How do you seal wood before epoxy resin?
- What do I need for beginner resin?
- What do I need to start crafting with resin?
- What materials do I need for resin?
What tools do you need for epoxy?
To make an epoxy table, you will need:
- Epoxy Resin. You can buy this at any hardware store or online. It comes in a variety of colors, so you can choose what color you want your table to be and pick the perfect one for your space.
- Paint Brushes. To apply the epoxy to the wood before painting on it, use paintbrushes that are specifically designed for working with epoxy resin. These brushes will prevent bubbles from forming during application and make sure that your finished product is smooth without any imperfections!
- Wood Table Legs (or whatever type of base you want). Tables made from wood are great because they’re sturdy enough to hold up anything from bookshelves to display cases! You’ll also want something flat like these legs so that all kinds of things won’t tip over easily when placed on top—which also gives them more versatility as well! From computers through electronics boxes stacked high against walls; even large sculptures can stay upright thanks to these sturdy bases being used regularly throughout history by artists who needed a somewhere safe place where they could put their creations while still allowing others access into exhibition halls.”
How much does it cost to epoxy a table?
If you are looking to get into the epoxy table making business, here’s a breakdown of the costs:
- Epoxy resin: $30 per 5 gal pail (50% off with our code)
- Wood: $8 per sheet of plywood at Home Depot or a similar store (you will need 2 sheets)
- Tools: About $100 total for everything!
What kind of wood is used for epoxy table?
The type of wood that you use for your epoxy table is important because it will affect the look, feel, and durability of your table.
Wood is a natural material and thus reacts to different things in different ways. For example, some types of wood are more fragile than others; others will warp when exposed to moisture or heat (like what happens when you pour epoxy). Since we want our tables to last as long as possible, it’s important to choose the right kind of wood for your project so that it won’t break down prematurely due to environmental factors like these!
Some good options include:
- Birch plywood – Birch plywood is strong enough not only to withstand being used as an epoxy table but also to make sure that it stays looking its best for years at a time (and even decades if cared for properly). Plus, since birch trees grow at high altitudes where temperatures tend to be colder than those found closer to sea level, they don’t succumb easily under pressure during hot summers (such as those experienced during summertime months here on Earth). Also worth noting: due to their connection with mountainside ecosystems wherein they thrive within certain climates across Europe where winters tend to stay cold enough year-round without getting too hot during warm seasons such as springtime which may cause these types of trees’ growth cycle to get damaged by constant exposure levels high temperatures over long periods throughout each day/night cycle.”
How do you seal wood before epoxy resin?
You can use a water-based varnish on the wood, which has the added benefit of sealing it. Also, you can apply a stain blocker to prevent stains from showing through the epoxy resin.
What do I need for beginner resin?
You can make your epoxy table with a few easy-to-find supplies.
- Resin and hardener: The resin and hardener are two parts that come in a kit, but you can also buy them separately if you want.
- Pigment powder: This is what gives your table its color. When mixed with the liquid part of the epoxy, it will give off beautiful hues of blues, greens, or whatever color you choose!
- Silicone mat: A silicone mat rests on top of your surface while you work to keep things from sticking to it while they cure (which happens over time). You can buy these at any hardware store if they don’t have one available at their craft store yet!
What do I need to start crafting with resin?
- You need epoxy resin.
- You also need pigment, a colorant that goes in the resin mix to get different colors.
- And you’ll need silicone molds, which are used as a template to create your castings. These can be purchased from a craft store or online (here’s an example of one). Some common shapes include leaves, hearts and flowers, but there are much more available!
- Mixing cups: These will help you divide up your resin mixture into small amounts for easy application onto your mold surfaces (or whatever else you want to use it for).
- Stirrers: These are used for stirring together all of the ingredients of your resin mixture so they combine properly when heating/cooling cycles occur during curing times—they’re not just there because stirring by hand isn’t fun.
What materials do I need for resin?
- Epoxy resin
- Paint, preferably in a color that blends with the wood color. You can use paint from a sprayer or do it by hand. I prefer using spraypaint because it saves time and looks more professional, but if you’re doing it by hand, choose a brush that’s small enough to get into all the nooks and crannies of your table design (such as a 1″ brush). The key is to be careful not to touch too much paint on your table—you want to leave some areas untouched so they can wear over time naturally.
- Gloves for working with epoxy resin (this is important!)
You’ve learned the basic steps to make an epoxy table.
You’ll need a few common tools to get started, and in return, you’ll have a beautiful piece of furniture that will last for years.
The cost of the project depends on how much time and materials you want to spend on it (and whether or not you already own some), but most people can make one for less than $100!