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.
Can you make a desk out of resin? – Additional Questions
Do resin tables scratch easily?
In particular, resin is sometimes used for countertops or tabletops. Though it is known for durability, it is possible to scratch a resin table. Very light scratches can often be sanded out, but for serious damage, you should fill in the scratch to restore the appearance of your table.
Is resin better than wood?
They can rust, but they are more durable to the elements vs. wood. Resin is the most durable because it’s weather-resistant to fading, rusting, warping, rotting, insects, and fire. Assembly is the final factor to consider when purchasing a shed.
Does epoxy resin break down over time?
How long does epoxy resin take to decompose? Since epoxy resin isn’t made of 100% organic matter, it can’t fully decompose, even though it is biodegradable. However, eco-resin and silicone resin can fully decompose and are compostable. In fact, they usually take only 5 to 7 days to fully decompose.
Are epoxy dining tables durable?
Resin tables are durable, long-lasting products that are extremely popular for commercial use. As compared to come other restaurant table materials, they don’t require a lot of intensive cleaning and maintenance.
Is epoxy furniture durable?
The epoxy-wood bond, and epoxy itself, is at least as strong as the wood. In this case, Black Walnut, which is a very strong wood. So it doesn’t matter if your epoxy table is ½”, 1″, or 3″ thick. The weak link will always be the wood.
Does epoxy degrade over time?
Epoxies are particularly susceptible to prolonged UV exposure. For this reason when used in boat-building they are more often employed for the inner structure rather than the outer surface. Sunlight doesn’t just discolour epoxy, it degrades it.
Does all resin turn yellow?
In fact, all resin kits are going to yellow eventually. Unfortunately though, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly when that will happen. The hardener will yellow first. While the resin part may yellow, the hardener yellows quicker.
Why is my resin bendy after a week?
In most cases, the reason you have resin that bends is due to the fact that the resin needs more time to cure. After 24 hours, ArtResin will be at a 95% solidity rate. If you attempt to curve or move the resin before that 24 hour mark, the resin will likely bend.
What is the lifespan of resin?
In water treatment applications, typical resin lifetimes can range from 7 to15 years for a cation exchange resin and 3 to 8 years for anion resins.
How do you make resin last longer?
Does epoxy melt in sun?
If you ask does epoxy resin melt in the sun? The answer is that it will become soft and sticky over time when exposed to the sun. What is this? Cured resin can melt even in bare SUNLIGHT.
Is resin Art durable?
ArtResin epoxy resin is very durable once fully cured but as it was designed as a surface coating for artwork meant to be hung on the wall, it is considered scratch-resistant, not scratch-proof. A polyurethane sealant will help to protect your floor against inevitable wear and tear.
Why is resin so harmful?
The non-reactive variety is dangerous because when mixed, they release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during a chemical reaction and would leach over time. Putting cheap epoxy resin in water will make chemicals leach out of it. This is hazardous to your health and the environment.
Is resin an expensive hobby?
First things first – working with resin is an expensive hobby. I buy around 8 litres of resin at a time (4 litres of hardener and 4 litres of resin), and it generally costs around £200. Depending on how many pigments you want to use, they can rack up a lot of costs as well.
Is resin art worth the money?
The resin art market is growing and expected to reach $10.3 billion by 2027. On Etsy, prices for resin art can range from $165 to $15,000, making it a lucrative niche for artists who want to make money from their work.
What resin art sells the best?
The following list includes some of the best-selling resin crafts to consider.
Epoxy Resin Jewelry. image: Skillshare.
DIY Resin Coasters.
Mosaic Resin Tray.
Epoxy Resin Coffee Table.
Resin Wall Art.
Is resin easily breakable?
No.Anything made with a doming or coating resin is likely to dent or bend but not break if dropped on a hard surface.