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How to Make an Resin River Table Using GlassCast 50 Epoxy Resin

In this video tutorial we use a slab of English Yew and the GlassCast 50 epoxy resin to produce a beautiful resin river table. The tutorial includes instructions for calculating the right amount of resin, mixing and pouring the resin, and then flatting, polishing and finishing to produce the final piece.

In this video tutorial we use a slab of English Yew and the GlassCast 50 epoxy resin to produce a beautiful resin river table. The tutorial includes instructions for calculating the right amount of resin, mixing and pouring the resin, and then flatting, polishing and finishing to produce the final piece.

This GlassCast resin tutorial covers the whole process, from start to finish, for making a live-edge/waney-edge river table.

If you're interesting in making one of these gorgeous tables then it is highly recommended that you watch this video carefully and also that you download and read the accompanying Resin River Table Handbook.

What is Covered in the Tutorial?

The following topics are covered in this detailed tutorial:

  • What you will need - list of tools, equipment and conditions that are required.
  • Timber choice - what to look for when selecting a piece of wood for your project.
  • Baseboard and barriers - the best materials and techniques for setting up the baseboard and barriers which will contain the resin.
  • Calculating how much resin - how to work out how much resin you will need for your piece.
  • Tinting the resin - how to add colour to the resin using tinting pigments.
  • Preparing to pour - how to divide the resin pour up into layers in order to prevent air bubbles and overheating.
  • Flatting the surface - routing, sanding and flatting the surface of the wood and resin.
  • Creating the legs - cutting and bonding the sides to form legs.
  • Finishing and polishing - sealing and protecting the wood and polishing the resin to a high gloss.