River Tables are a popular, modern piece of furniture turned artwork.
River Tables are made using wood and epoxy resins. This provides a stunning contrast between the natural beauty of the wood, and the modern colourful finish of Metallic Epoxy.
- EPO100C® Clear Epoxy Resin – Experienced Users Only – 90 minute cure with a 90°C Peak Exotherm in a 150ml cup.
Relatively quick curing, good for multiple small pours.
- EPO100SCC® Slow Cure Clear Epoxy Resin – 180 minute cure with a 70°C Peak Exotherm in a 150ml cup.
This is recommended over EPO100C®, as it cures slower, at a lower temperature. This lowers the chances of cracking and allows for deeper pours.
- EPO100SSC® Super Slow Cure Clear Epoxy Resin – 360 minute cure with a 45°C Peak Exotherm in a 150ml cup.
This is our slowest and safest cure, with a 6 hour long cure time, recommended in conjunction with 350M Metallic Epoxy Tint.
- 350M Metallic Epoxy Tint – 3% Metallic Tint will achieve a solid colour, by using less tint you will achieve a translucent colour.
For patterns, wavy designs and other abstract designs.
This tint increases the speed of curing, and is recommended to be used with EPO100SSC® Super Slow Cure Clear Epoxy Resin.
- 350E Epoxy Tint – 10% Epoxy Tint will achieve a solid colour, by using less tint you will achieve a translucent colour.
For single colour rivers, or mixing with Metallic Epoxy Tints for marble effects.
- 10 - 15mm - EPO100C® Clear Epoxy Resin without exceeding 15L per pour
- 15 - 20mm - EPO100SCC® Slow Cure Clear Epoxy Resin without exceeding 15L per pour
- 20 - 30mm - EPO100SSC® Super Slow Cure Clear Epoxy Resin without exceeding 15L per pour
If completing a pour in stages the waiting time is around 2 - 3 hours or until it is firm or is in the gel stage.
Do not pour multiple mixes as a single pour.
All epoxies will reach a higher temperature when conducting larger pours.
All metallic tints will increase the heat while curing
Working Out the Volume
- Convert measurements to cm
L x W x H =
Divide by 1000 to get L required
The customer provides us with the following measurements,
1.6m x 800mm x 45mm
Convert measurements to cm
L x W x H =
160 x 80 x 4.5 = 576000
Divide by 1000 to get L required,
River Table Application Instructions
- First-time users, we suggest starting with doing 10 - 15ml pours at a time.
- Adding colours and metallic tints increase the curing speed which will also increase the heat and the chance of cracking.
- Mix with a drill mixer at a slow speed for 30 seconds running up the sides of the bucket to ensure the resin is completely mixed
- Bubbles will normally release by themselves, if you need to remove bubble from the coating it is suggested to use a low heat gun from a distance of about 15 - 20cm waving the heat evenly across the top.
- All porous surfaces should be primed with the same epoxy resin you are going to pour with to ensure the surface is completely sealed. This will eliminate the amount of bubbles that come out of the timber or substrate.
If you don't prime, the bubbles will continue to come out of the timber or substrate until it has dried. Resulting in permanent bubbles encapsulated in your project.
Wait for the primer to be fully cured before commencing your pour.
Boxing can be made up of tuck tape, builders film, or some sort of plastic.
Cleaning of the Timber
- DO NOT USE MINERAL TERPS - This will leave an oil residue on the timber which the epoxy resin will react to resulting in fish eyes.
- You can clean the timber using Thinners or Metho.
- Timber / Substrate must be dry prior to coating.