DIY Resin River Coffee Table | Step By Step Guide - Part 1: How To Build The Mold
Hey guys!!!!! We decided to make a resin river coffee table for our living room and it honestly turned out wayyy better than we could have imagined!! We’ve documented the entire process to share it with you all so if you do decide to try your hand at it yourself, this video will show you step by step. FYI, we did it all from our apartment so if you’re worried about space, not a whole lot is required to get started.
The entire process had to be split into two videos due to how long it would have been if we made it into one. In this part, we show all the prep work before the resin pour. The wood we used is a slab of Live Edge Red Cedar and we had to first cut it in half then flip the outsides inward to have straight outer ends and an amazing irregular look against the resin (river) . Afterward, we had to make a mold/form for the wood and resin pour which we made out of MDF, taped the inside surfaces with tyvek tape to prevent the resin from sticking to the surface. Lastly, we used 100% silicone to seal all the corners so resin does not leak out while it cures.
With that, the next step is to pour the river! Which we will have in part 2 so be sure to subscribe and turn on the notification bell so get the alert when we post the second video! We can’t wait for you all to see the rest!!!
Got questions on any step of this process? Ask away in the comments below and we’re more than happy to help answer!
Below are the items we used in this video:
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Live Edge Red Cedar - https://ebay.to/3BoccEe
½ in x 48in x 8ft MDF - https://low.es/3bee5sm
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100% Silicone Caulk - https://amzn.to/3OG3pQP
1inch Panel Board Nails - https://amzn.to/3cMQe3b
Ryobi Hand Saw - https://amzn.to/3PIC4yX
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