DIY Epoxy River Table | Live Edge Coffee Table Project CR002
These live edge Walnut slabs have been kiln dried, flattened, debarked and sanded to 80 grit. These slabs are very DIY friendly and are perfect for making your own Epoxy River Coffee Table
We recommend finishing your piece with Rubio Monocoat Pure 2C Oil - 100ml.
The live edge slab pictured is the exact slab that will be shipped
We've personally gone through all the slabs to ensure that everything being shipped is up to our standards.
At Jeff Mack Designs, we take pride in building the best pieces possible and when we decided to open Jeff Mack Supply, we wanted that quality and attention to detail to carry on.
Approximate Length and Width can be determined based on the scale (measured in inches) in the photo.
Thickness: 1.25"-1.5" Thick
- Building Your Form. You will need to build a form to contain your pour while it cures. Watch our “How To | Building a Plywood Form for Epoxy Pours” Youtube video if you need some pointers for your form.
- Once your form is built and your silicone has cured, it is time to clamp your work piece in to the form. Make sure you tape up a few blocks of wood to go between the workpiece and the clamp so the clamp doesn’t get epoxied to the workpiece.
- After the workpiece is clamped into place and you are happy with the design/look of the piece, it is time to calculate how much epoxy you need. Watch our YouTube Video “How To | Calculating Epoxy” to ensure that you mix up the right amount of epoxy.
- If you plan on adding pigment to your pour, we recommend watching this quick YouTube video if you are unsure of the process or want to see the methods we use for our pours.
- Once you’ve mixed your epoxy and added your pigment (optional), it is time to pour the epoxy in to form between your pieces of wood.
- We recommend running a bead of hot glue on either side of the river about a ½” on to your table to help contain the overflow of epoxy. This step will save you some time when it comes to sanding your table flat after it comes out of the form.
- After you pour the epoxy, ensure that there are no leaks in your form before you walk away from your pour. The last thing you want is for there to be a leak and you don’t catch it before you leave your work space.
- The cure time for Ecopoxy Liquid Plastic is 72 hours so you can safely remove the piece from the form 72 hours after the pour.
- Now that the piece is cured and removed from the form, you can trim the piece to final size (optional) and then start sanding.
- We recommend sanding at 60 grit, 80 grit, 100 grit, 120 grit, 150 grit and then finishing with 180 grit. However, different finishes have different sanding recommendations so we recommend following the sanding directions from your finish of choice.
- Once you are happy with the smoothness of your table, it is time to apply finish. We recommend using Rubio Monocoat Pure 2C Oil- 100ml to finish your table.
- After the finish is cured, you are ready to use your table.
Tools and Materials Needed:
- Form Building Tape
- Live Edge Wood
- Pigment (optional if you want to add colour to your pour)
- Orbital Sander
- Finish (we recommend using Rubio Monocoat Pure 2C Oil - 100ml)