REPAIR YOUR RIVER TABLE!
Epoxy Resin Detached From Wood Slab
This might look like it is the end of life for this unfortunate river table. Luckily we are there; follow our quick and easy river table repair instructions to get your table back on its legs!
Determinating the root cause of the issue is the first in restoring your epoxy river table. This step is crucial to ensure the problem is not repeated. There are only a few causes why the resin would detach from the wood slab; we will go over the main ones:
- DIY Epoxy River Table & Countertop Kit
- Protective equipment for your safety, gloves, protective eye gear and an apron to protect your clothing
- Border for your casting mold, such as melamine board, corrugated plastic sheets
- Tools to build the mold, drill, screws, tape, glue gun or caulking for sealing the mold
- Sanding block, buffer/polisher
- Solvent such as denatured alcohol to clean your wood slab and any items that will be in the epoxy river table
- Brush to apply & scrapper for seal & top coat
Remove all bark, loose pieces, and anything that looks out of place, broken, or not secure. After, sand the broken edges and the bottom of the river table. After the sanding process, wipe down the table until there is no more sanding residue & dust.
After cleaning up and sanding the broken edge, apply a seal coat with DIY Epoxy Countertop to ensure no bubbles come from the edges in the pour stage. Do not wait 24 hours for the seal coat to dry; only wait until it is tacky before proceeding to the next step.
Ensure the seal coat on the edges is still tacky; if not, you will need to sand the edge with a grit 220, just a quick sand to roughen up the surface, ensuring proper epoxy adhesion during the flood coat. Before securing the table pieces in place, pour a base layer into your mold to create a base coat underneath your river table; pour about 1/4 - 1/8 of an inch. Secure the wood pieces in your river table mold on top of the under-pour coat, then wait about 24 hours at 25°c / 77°F, do not cure completely; the epoxy needs to be still tacky. This will prevent the under-pour from mixing up with your color pattern. If your table is a crystal clear table, you can proceed to the pour without waiting.
While the underpour stage is still tacky, you can now proceed to your river table pour. This image represents a river table where the epoxy has broken off the two sides. Depending on your river table, you can only pour a few inches to reconnect your broken pieces if your epoxy river is still attached to one side of your wood slab. After your pour, wait 72 hours at 25°c / 77°c.
After the flood pour is cured, sand the top of your epoxy river table to ensure the top is leveled and equal. Ensure that even the equal part is sanded a bit to roughen the surface for proper epoxy adhesion. With our self-leveling epoxy resin countertop, pour a flood coat of 1/8 inches, wait 24 hours until fully cured, sand a bit to roughen up the top, and pour another coat. The two coats will solidify your epoxy resin table to ensure it will not break again.
Enjoy Your Epoxy Resin River Table!
With these easy steps, your epoxy table has just been revived! Whether your epoxy resin river table was completely broken, severed in two, or just one side of epoxy was detached from your wood slab, you now have a new epoxy river table!