If you’re looking for a unique desk that will really make a statement in your home office, look no further than a resin desk! Resin is a durable and easy-to-work-with material that can be molded into almost any shape or size. Plus, it comes in a variety of colors, so you can really customize the look of your desk to match your personal style. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to make a resin desk step-by-step.
What You’ll Need:
– MDF or plywood (we used 18mm MDF)
– Resin (we used ArtResin epoxy resin)
– Measuring cups
– Mixing cups
– Mixing sticks
– Disposable gloves
– Dust mask
– Drop cloth or old newspaper
– Resin colorant (optional)
– Gold leaf flakes (optional)
Step One: Cut Your Pieces to Size
The first step is to cut your MDF or plywood down to size. You’ll need four pieces for the top and sides of the desk, and two pieces for the front and back panels. We cut our MDF down to 1200x600mm for the desktop, and 400x600mm for the front and back panels.
Step Two: Sand Your Pieces
Once your pieces are cut to size, sand them down using medium grit sandpaper. This will help create a smooth surface for the resin to adhere to. Wipe off any dust with a damp cloth before moving on to the next step.
Step Three: Mix Your Resin
Now it’s time to mix your resin! Start by putting on your gloves, dust mask, and eye protection. Then, measure out equal parts of resin and hardener using the measuring cups, and pour them into the mixing cup. Stir slowly and continuously until the mixture is completely combined. If you’re adding colorant or gold leaf flakes to your resin, now is the time to mix them in. Once everything is well combined, set your timer for 60 minutes—this is how long you have to work with the resin before it starts to harden.
Step Four: Apply Your Resin
Now it’s time to start applying the resin! Pour a small amount of mixed resin onto one of your pieces of MDF or plywood, and use the mixing stick to spread it evenly over the surface. Continue until all of your pieces are coated with a thin layer of resin. If you want a thicker coat of resin, wait about 15 minutes for the first layer to start drying before adding another layer. Just be sure not add too much at once—you don’t want the weight of the wet resin to warp your wood pieces! Step Five: Assemble Your Desk Once all of your pieces are coated with resin, it’s time to assemble your desk! Start by attaching the front and back panels to the sides using wood glue and clamps. Then, attach the desktop piece by screwing it into place from underneath. That’s it—your new desk is complete! Now all you have to do is let it cure for 24 hours before adding any decor or storage items. And there you have it—a beautiful new desk that’s sure to make working from home more enjoyable than ever! Conclusion: Making a desk out of resin is easier than you might think—and it’s definitely worth the effort! With just a few supplies and some patience, you can create a beautiful piece of furniture that will last for years to come. Thanks for following along, and happy crafting!
Can you make a desk out of resin?
How much does it cost to epoxy a desk? Depending on the size of the wood epoxy table you want to create, it can cost you anywhere between $50 to $3,000. Most end tables and coffee tables will cost between $50-$200, a desk is around $200-$500, and dining tables can cost $500+.
How do you make resin desks?
How long do epoxy resin tables last? Epoxy shelf life can last many years when resin and hardener are properly stored at room temperature and in closed containers to prevent contamination. Those who have used polyester resins know that its shelf life is only about six months before it turns to a useless jelly-like substance.