Do it yourself!
CREATE YOUR RIVER TABLE
Follow these easy steps to create your epoxy river table!
Simple & Fun DIY Epoxy River Table
Epoxy resin river tables are more and more popular these days. Buying them already made can be expensive. Some of them range in the 10 000$. Therefore owning one of these can be a luxurious statement in your decor. Making them yourself is an easy & fun process that will save you thousands of dollars, and you will have one of a kind custom made furniture to converse around.
- DIY Epoxy River Table Kit (We welcome you to use our kit calculator below the titurial)
- Protective equipment for you safety, gloves, protective eye gear and a apron to protect your clothing
- Wood slab using for river table and any other items you wish to encapsulate in the epoxy river table
- Border for your casting mold, such as melamine board, corrugated plastic sheets
- Tools to build the mold, drill, screws, tape, glue gun or caulking for sealing the mold
- Sanding block, buffer/polisher
- Solvent such as denatured alcohol to clean your wood slab and any items that will be in the epoxy river table
Sand & Clean
Sanding your wood slab is crucial to ensure proper epoxy resin adhesion while guaranteeing your epoxy river table's most aesthetic look. During the sanding process, remove any loose pieces and tree bark. After the sanding is complete, remove the sanding dust, then clean thoroughly to remove all contaminants with a solvent.
Seal & Sand
Sealing your wood slab is an important step to prevent air from escaping, thus creating bubbles in your epoxy table. You can seal the wood slab by making a small River Table Epoxy mixture and applying one or two thin layers on the wood slab. Ensuring room temperature is 25 °c and allowing 8 hours between layers. After sealing, we recommend a quick sanding with a 120 grit sandpaper to provide traction for the epoxy poor to adhere to on the sealed slab. Before proceeding to the next step, ensure you clean the sanded wood slab thoroughly to remove dust and residue.
Build Your Epoxy River Table Mold
Building your own epoxy river table mold is a simple step. All you need is a few sheets of wood; any kind will do. The base and the sides need to be tightly sealed; after screwing or gluing them together like in the picture, ensure that they are adequately sealed. Any simple caulking would do for the sealing. If the mold has a rugged surface, apply tape made out of polypropylene film to ensure the epoxy will not adhere to the mold.
Measure & Mix
By volume, measure one part hardener for two parts resin. Pour into a clean round mixing container, stir thoroughly for four minutes to ensure a homogeneous mixture. After the stirring process, you can add color pigments to your liking, then stir again to ensure the color pigment is evenly mixed.
Secure & Pour
Secure the wood slab with wood clamps and 2 by 4 wood pieces to ensure the wood will not float during the epoxy river table pour. Once everything is secured, you can proceed to the pour. Begin pouring your river table epoxy resin slowly while inspecting edges and corner to ensure there are no leaks. For faster degassing, you can wave a small torch back and forward on the surface. Do not stay at one spot for more than 1 second.
Demold & Sand
After 72 hours at 25 °C you can slowly remove the mold from your new epoxy river table! With a safety mask & glasses sand from 120 down to 3000 grit sand paper.
Buff & Polish
You can buff the table for added protection with beeswax, carnauba wax, or any of your choosing. To add an extra shine, you can then polish your table with any polishing agent of your choice for the best aesthetic looks!
Add Legs & Enjoy!
Add the legs of your choosing and enjoy! After these few simple steps, you can now enjoy your own epoxy resin river table!
Epoxy River Table Resin Calculator
You can use this helpfull tool to calculate the gallons require for your epoxy river table. Simply enter your void's dimension to know how many gallons you require for your river table.