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Resin Dining Table

What is a resin dining table?

A resin dining table is a type of furniture piece where a combination of epoxy resin and wood or other materials is used to create a unique and visually striking tabletop. The resin is often poured over or into a solid or live edge wooden slab to create a surface that is both functional and artistic. Resin dining tables have gained popularity for their distinctive appearance, as the combination of wood and resin can result in captivating patterns, colours, and textures that resemble natural landscapes or abstract designs.

How is a river dining table made?

A river table is a type of furniture that features a “river” of epoxy resin running through the center of the table, often surrounded by wood or other materials. This design creates a visually striking effect that resembles a flowing river or a body of water. Making a river table involves a combination of woodworking and epoxy resin techniques.

How long does it take to make river tables?

The time it takes to make a river table can vary widely depending on several factors, including the complexity of the design, the size of the table, the materials used, the artisan’s skill level, and the specific techniques employed. Here’s a general overview of the various stages involved in making a river table and the time each stage might take:

  1. Design and Planning: Designing the table, choosing the wood slab, selecting resin colours, and planning the layout can take a few hours to several days, depending on the intricacy of the design.
  2. Wood Preparation: Preparing the wooden slab by flattening, sanding, and shaping may take several hours to a day.
  3. Creating the River Channel: Cutting the channel for the river and other woodworking preparation might take a few hours to half a day, depending on the tools and techniques used.
  4. Sealing and Prepping: Applying a sealant to the wood surface and prepping it for resin pouring can take a couple of hours.
  5. Epoxy Resin Pouring: Pouring the epoxy resin, mixing pigments, and adding any desired effects could take several hours, factoring in the time needed for resin curing and potential layers.
  6. Curing Time: Epoxy resin typically requires around 24 to 48 hours to fully cure, although some formulations might cure faster or slower.
  7. Sanding and Finishing: Sanding the cured resin and wood to achieve a smooth surface and applying finishes may take a day or more.
  8. Assembling the Table: Attaching legs or support structures might take a few hours.
  9. Final Touches: Applying final protective finishes, inspecting for quality, and ensuring the table is ready for use can take some additional time.

Can I buy a resin river coffee table?

You can purchase unique resin river coffee table from Dinkwood, a bespoke handmade company with 20 years of experience under Julian’s belt. Each handmade resin table is made with passion and dedication to ensure perfection is achieved each and every time. 

What is a live edge on a resin table?

A live edge on a resin table refers to the natural, uncut edge of a piece of wood that is preserved and showcased in the design of the table. When creating a resin table with a live edge, the artisan retains the original, irregular edge of the wood slab rather than trimming or squaring it off. This can result in a table where one or both sides feature the organic and unique contours of the tree’s outer growth rings, bark, knots, and other natural characteristics.

Why are resin river tables so popular?

Resin tables have gained significant popularity for several reasons, ranging from their unique aesthetics to their durability and versatility. Here are some of the key factors contributing to the popularity of resin tables:

  1. Artistic Appeal: Resin tables are often handcrafted, and the combination of wood and colourful resin creates visually captivating and artistic designs. The swirling patterns, vibrant colours, and three-dimensional effects of the resin add an element of uniqueness and intrigue to each piece.
  2. Customization: Resin tables offer a high degree of customization. The choice of wood, resin colour, and design can be tailored to match individual preferences and interior decor themes. This personalisation allows individuals to have a one-of-a-kind furniture piece that reflects their style.
  3. Natural Beauty: The use of natural wood in combination with resin preserves the organic look of the wood while enhancing its natural beauty. The resin can bring out the wood’s grain patterns, knots, and imperfections in an aesthetically pleasing way.
  4. Versatility: Resin can be used in various furniture designs, including dining tables, coffee tables, countertops, and more. This versatility allows for a wide range of applications in both residential and commercial spaces.