How can you make epoxy tables yourself?

Epoxy tables are more popular than ever. You can easily make a table yourself with our extensive range epoxy casting resin , pigments and auxiliary materials. Do you want to make an epoxy table, but you don't know how yet? We are happy to help you get started with this short step-by-step plan. Can't figure it out or do you have questions? Please feel free Contact contact our specialists. We are happy to help you.

Step 1: What kind of table do you want to make?

You can of course buy an epoxy table, but it is much more satisfying if you make your own epoxy table yourself. It is important to prepare well before you get started. For example, you can make an epoxy table with wood or other chosen material such as a silicone mold. We explain the options below.

1. Making an epoxy table from wood

You can choose to apply a coating to a wooden table or make a table yourself with a mold.

Are you going to coat a wooden table ? This is a simple way to provide a table with a glossy and protective layer. Before you start coating the table, it is essential to properly prepare the wood. Make sure the planks are dry, clean and free of grease, otherwise the epoxy will not adhere properly. We therefore recommend cleaning the surface of the table with acetone before you start.
Then you can prime the wood to seal it. You do this with a thin layer of epoxy casting resin. Apply this with a roller and distribute the epoxy evenly over the wood of the table.

You can also cast a wooden table in a homemade mold. Make a mold according to your wishes with MDF panels and seal it waterproof with PE tape. You can make the mold of the table using MDF panels. The mold should be the size of how large your table top will be. Also take into account the amount of epoxy you need. Make sure the jig is screwed on securely.

2. Pouring epoxy into table mold

Don't feel like making a mold yourself? At itsOkay you can buy silicone table molds in all shapes and sizes. Choose a mold that suits your own wishes. Using a high-quality silicone mold is easy and you can get started right away. The downside is that you are limited to the standard molds that are for sale.

3. Pouring epoxy into table with raised edges

With a nice side table or coffee table with a raised edge you can make beautiful epoxy tables. You can buy these tables at many (online) home furnishing stores from 25 euros. Simple and super fun to make. You can make the table so that it fits perfectly into your interior. Wondering how to cast a side table? Read all about it in this manual " Making an epoxy side table " .

Step 2: The right amount of epoxy

The amount of epoxy resin you need to make a table depends on several aspects. Do you want to make a side table or a dining table? Are you going for a round table or a rectangular table? For example, a side table requires much less epoxy resin than a large dining table.

In general, the thickness of an epoxy table top and other works of art ranges from approximately 3mm to 6mm. You can read all about how much epoxy you need for your project in the article " How much epoxy do I need? "

It is advisable to always have a little more epoxy resin on hand to ensure that you have the right amount.

Step 3: Mixing epoxy

Mix the epoxy and hardener according to the manufacturer's instructions. For the best result, you can also choose to use color pigments or decorations to create a unique design. For example, go for a full opaque color such as black paste pigment or choose a bright color such as blue or green metallic pigment.

Step 4: Pouring the casting resin

During this step you will pour a thin layer of epoxy into the mold. It is important to ensure that the epoxy casting resin is evenly distributed and that any air bubbles are removed with a hair dryer or blow torch. Pour carefully so that you maintain control and don't allow epoxy to flow over the edge.

Step 5: Curing

Now it is important to let the epoxy cure according to the manufacturer's instructions. Epoxy casting resin needs an average of 12 to 24 hours to dry before the next layer can be applied. Epoxy often only reaches its full hardness after a few days.

Step 6: Finish the sheet smoothly

It is now important to carefully remove the blade from the mold. Sand off any rough edges, making your final tabletop smooth.

It is then important to polish the surface of the blade with a polishing machine or polishing paste. Use a polishing machine or sandpaper with grit 1500 to 3000. This will create a glossy layer.

Degrease the table and make it completely dust-free with a little ammonia on a cloth. Then clean the table with a damp cloth.

Step 7: The protective layer

By pouring a final thin layer of transparent casting resin over the table, you can protect the table against damage and moisture. Choose a fast-curing transparent epoxy casting resin.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to make an epoxy table top?

Making an epoxy table is basically not a difficult project. We only recommend that you are already familiar with large castings before you start making a table. As a beginner, making an epoxy table can be quite a challenge. What do you need to make an epoxy table? A mold is of course a first step.

  • A substrate or mould
    You can pour epoxy into a (homemade) mold or directly onto a surface such as a wooden table.
    At itsOkay you can choose from different molds epoxy tables . This way you can choose which shape suits your needs. You have come to the right place if you are looking for a mold for a table.

  • The right epoxy
    When making epoxy tables, it is important that you use the correct epoxy casting resin. At itsOkay you will find several types of epoxy resins. Our experts recommend pouring epoxy tables UltraEpoxy .

How big should the epoxy table mold be for my table top?

How large the mold should be depends on various factors. This depends on the dimensions, design and shape of the epoxy table. You will find different sizes of molds at itsOkay.nl, so you can choose how large your table top should be. Is your size not listed? Then simply make a mold yourself with MDF panels that you then seal waterproof with PE tape.

How thick should the epoxy table top be?

An epoxy table is a real eye-catcher. The ideal thickness for an epoxy table top depends on several factors. Consider the design, the size of the table and your own wishes.

In general, the thickness of an epoxy table top and other works of art ranges from approximately 3mm to 6mm. You can read all about how much epoxy you need for your project in the article " How much epoxy do I need? "

Is it difficult to make your own epoxy table?

It can be challenging to make an epoxy table yourself. Yet it is not very difficult to make an epoxy table. Making your own epoxy table requires accuracy and good planning. You will find a handy step-by-step plan to follow on the itsOkay.nl website.

How can you make an epoxy river table?

An epoxy river table is also called the epoxy river table in the Netherlands. Making your own epoxy river table is not much more difficult than making a normal epoxy cast resin table. You can make a large or small river table with a homemade mold.
You can optionally add pigments to the epoxy mixture to achieve beautiful effects. For example, go for a full opaque color such as black paste pigment or choose a bright color such as blue or green metallic pigment. If you choose a color, mix it with the epoxy mixture in advance.

After adding a thin layer of epoxy into the mold, you can use the second layer to create a river table effect. The first layer must be completely hardened before you pour the next layer. After making the river table you can follow the normal steps to finish the epoxy table.

How can you remove spilled epoxy?

Did you make any spills while applying the epoxy? Then you can use acetone or vinegar. You can easily remove any spilled epoxy using acetone or vinegar. Ideal if, for example, you have spilled epoxy on the floor.

Is your epoxy table dirty? Then it is not wise to use acetone. It is better to clean a homemade epoxy table with a damp cloth.

More information?

Do you have questions about making art, jewelry or casting/coating floors or other objects? Several people work at itsOkay epoxy experts each with their own expertise. We are happy to help you.

Contact itsOkay customer service or take a look at the Epoxy knowledge center .


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