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What are Live Edge Epoxy Resin Dining Tables?


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A table with a live edge and epoxy resin is a unique furniture piece that combines the natural beauty of wood with the durability of epoxy resin. Live-edge tables use wood slabs with natural edges and curvatures, creating a unique look for each slab chosen. 

Live edge epoxy resin tables are perfect for living spaces where you want a unique and eye-catching piece of furniture. They are available in various sizes, shapes, and designs, so you can find one that fits your space and style. They are also highly durable and not complicated to clean, which is an essential feature when thinking about kids and pets. 


Table of Contents 

What are Live Edge Epoxy Resin Dining Tables?

Let's Look at How Epoxy Tables Are Made

Process of Making Live Edge Epoxy Resin Dining Table

Why a Resin Table is Right For You


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Let's Look at How Epoxy Tables Are Made

The epoxy table is a beautiful piece of art that can also serve as a functional dining table. It is formed with a combination of wooden slabs that are carefully prepared before being finished to create wondrous works of art. The resin sets off the natural feel of the table, creating a contrast that is unique in the furniture-making industry. 


Process of Making Live Edge Epoxy Resin Dining Table 

The process is not simple and may involve several steps that will take time and patience. Knowing beforehand which kind of live-edge table you want will help you determine what kind of epoxy table you are looking for. 

Refer to our guide on the different kinds of live edge tables for more information on how single slabs and bookmatched slabs are used to make dining tables. 

The epoxy used in the table is poured between the crevices of the wood to create a smooth finish. After the table is finished, the places where the resin is poured will feel the same as the wooden slab areas. This process creates a functional table that can be used as a dining table, coffee table, or even bedroom side table. 

Here's a general overview of the process:

  1. Select Premium Wood Slabs: The first step in creating a live edge epoxy table is to choose the wood slab. The wood should be dry, stable, and have a natural edge you want to preserve. In order to dry wood to make sure it does not warp, some furniture makers like Chicago Makers Studio kiln dry wood to ensure no movement after the furniture is pieced. This is key when purchasing premium furniture. Popular wood choices include walnut, maple, and oak.

  2. Preparing the Wood: Once you have selected the wood slab, you must cut it to the desired size and shape. After cutting, the wood must be sanded to remove any rough spots or imperfections.

  3. Preparing the Resin: The next step is to prepare the epoxy resin. This involves mixing two parts of resin and one part of hardener. The mixture should be stirred well and left to sit for a few minutes to allow bubbles to rise.A wide variety of epoxy/resin colors are available to choose from. 4. Pouring the Resin: Once the resin is ready, it can be poured onto the wood. The resin should be poured into different crevices and layers, and one layer should be dry before going to the next. The number of layers will depend on the desired thickness of the table surface. Most furniture makers will be able to show you a sample of what the table will look like before they pour the resin through a digital markup so you have some idea of what it will look like. 

  4. Sanding and Finishing: Once the resin has cured, the table must be sanded again to remove imperfections or rough spots. The table can then be finished with a clear coat or finish to protect the wood and resin. This is the last but most important part of finishing a live edge epoxy table. Food grade finishes are used to make sure the table is smooth yet safe to eat on. 

Making a live-edge resin table requires patience, attention to detail, and some specialized tools and materials. However, the result is a beautiful, unique furniture piece that will surely be the focal point of any room.

Why a Resin Table is Right For You 

The epoxy resin table can be the perfect piece for buyers wanting to change up their dining room and invest in a piece that they want to become a focal point of the room. Combining the natural beauty of live edge wood and epoxy resin's durability and creativity creates furniture that looks like no other. 

Epoxy resin is an incredibly durable and robust material that is ideal if you are looking for something that will stand the test of time. This makes it an excellent choice for a live-edge epoxy dining table, where spills, scratches, and other mishaps are bound to occur. The resin surface is easy to clean and resists stains, making it ideal for mealtime.

Moreover, resin tables are versatile and can be molded according to any preference or style required. They can be paired with various chair styles to create a cohesive and stylish dining or living room.

Made from salvaged reclaimed wood, live-edge tables represent buyers' concerns about sustainable furniture. Purchasing one is a great way to tell friends and family how concerned you are about sustainability while adding an element of natural beauty to your dining room and living space. 

Learn more about our live-edge epoxy resin table collection and how you can customize one for your home today. We are open to hearing your design and vision so that we can make it a reality. Call us today! 



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