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Epoxy Resin River Rock Table with Reclaimed Walnut
In this article and video tutorial, learn how to make an epoxy resin river rock table with reclaimed walnut. This river rock table has epoxy resin, concrete, and black pipe legs. And, the river bottom of this table glows in the dark.
The piece of walnut had characteristics of driftwood and sinker cypress, so the names accurately described the wood. Part of the wood appeared to be petrified like driftwood. The surface of the wood had unique colors and grain patterns like sinker cypress.
I purchased the piece of walnut for it’s uniqueness without a specific project in mind. On the drive back home, I decided to build a Walnut River Rock Table with epoxy resin, glow powder, and concrete.
Stuff I Used
- Table Top Epoxy Resin
- Table Top Epoxy Resin – Better
- Epoxy Resin Glow Powder
- Epoxy Resin Dye
- Heat Gun
- Silicon Caulk
- Construction Adhesive
- Johnson Paste Wax
- Orbital Sander
- Belt Sander
- Dewalt Grinder
- Table Saw
- Miter Saw
- Saw Horses
- Dovetail Clamps for Jointer Table Saw Sled
- Ridgid Drill/Driver Combo
- Drill Mixing Bit
- Rubber Mallet
- Melamine Board – Big Box Store
- Quikrete 5000 Concrete – Big Box Store
- Rustoleum Spray Paint for Table Legs
- Lie Nielsen Low Angle Jack Plane
I prepped the wood as the first step of the walnut river rock table. I resawed the wood down the center with my bandsaw. Next, I used my low angle jack plane to get a flat surface. I decided not to send this wood through my planer for obvious reasons. Lastly, I used my jointer jig with dovetail clamps to get one straight side from each piece.
I purchased 3 pieces of melamine from my local big box store because cement