Wood is a very versatile material in fact you can use it for distinct kinds of projects, and it is also easy to
combine it with various elements, at a first look deeply different and incompatible but in fact, they turn out to be a surprising combination with a chemistry one of a kind. Today we talk about tables with wood and resin.
Epoxy resin is a thermosetting material, a particular polymer that is laid in a liquid state, but at room
temperature it hardens, creating a solid surface extremely resistant to several types of stress and which
boasts a visually pleasing lucidity and shine, as well as the possibility of customizing it with an assortment of colors. Due to these characteristics of durability and aesthetic value, epoxy resin finds various applications in construction, especially as flooring with a modern appearance and high resistance.
Furthermore, this material has found use also in the design field, pouring the resin into special molds to
create furnishing elements of various kinds completely made with this substance, such as tables and chairs with a very modern, minimalist, urban, or industrial core depending on the case.
Those who have a huge creative spirit and a capacity to explore the possibilities of the field can (and want) go forward: resin is a material that starts from fluid, it can be poured on different surfaces and even in small ravines, then let it harden to integrate perfectly once solidified.
For a wood artisan, this idea opens two wide possibilities.
On one hand, the resin can be used as a finish inside a wooden board, with an additional branching of
applications: an example is to complete recesses and cracks along the edge of the table with micro resin castings. It is not a question of overcoming the imperfection of the wood, indeed it is just the opposite: with this expedient, the attention is drawn to the involved area, even while completing the void, and there is still the focus on the whole part that surrounds it, on the uniqueness of the table.
Still, in terms of finish and complement, the resin can be used to create the purported 'rivers', those parts of the table made of a material different from wood, which have an elongated shape, and which cut the surface in half, creating two 'banks' just like in a river. The resin lends itself well to this task, thanks to its smooth, bright, and shiny surface customizable in assorted colors to better integrate with the specific variety of wood (although black and white remain an elegant and neutral choice).
You can instead choose to use the resin in a more preponderant way, with more choices available also for this aspect: on one hand with a layer of coverage over the entire surface of the wood, on the other with the even more daring choice of 'setting' the wooden board in a thick layer of transparent resin, as an effect like that of amber. In this way, the wood will be perfectly preserved, while giving an extremely modern look.
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