Using the sun to turn epoxy into furniture

Epoxy resins have been used to make some pretty cool furniture, but since it’s still a relatively new material, manufacturers are still discovering new techniques for working with resin. [Cam] from Blacktail Studio may be the first person to bend fully cured epoxy using nothing but a form and the power of the sun.

Inspired by a friend’s misadventure with an epoxy table left in the sun for too long, [Cam] wanted to see if he could voluntarily bend a sheet of epoxy into an interesting shape. The table top was cast in sections to give an ombré appearance before being planed and given a preliminary surface finish. The epoxy sheet was then attached to a grooved plywood form and left in direct sunlight on a 104°F (40°C) day. Once the sheet began to warp in the sun, ratchet straps and other clamps were added to conform the sheet to the bend shape.

After letting the table relax for a few days, [Cam] finished the surface with lots of sanding and an automotive polishing regimen. The epoxy was then attached to a single zebra wood leg resulting in a very modern looking, waterfall shaped table.

More interesting projects with resin that you might want to check out are these ocean themed epoxy night light, how to degas cheap epoxyor certain techniques of cold casting with resin.

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