I have wanted to make an epoxy resin “River Table” for a while now. I think the look of combining the natural wood look with a hard plastic brings a unique design feature to what would be a plain table top or desk.
In this case, I am looking to achieve an industrial/factory aesthetic with the piece.
From the comments on the post, I think the correct term might be industrial chic or potentially steampunk. Here are some examples of that in different living spaces.
The way I plan to achieve the aesthetic is to use galvanized piping as the support for the legs of the table and the base. I also plan to use a dark almost black epoxy, which I think will give the effect that oil is flowing through the live wood pieces.
- Live edge hard wood slab. (Walnut, Oak, ect.)
- Galvanized steel piping assorted.
- Epoxy resin with chosen pigment.
- Various fasteners.
I plan on making the table top have the ability to rotate. The support pipes attached to the underside of the table will join and come to a threaded joint connection. This threaded connection will have the ability to swivel up and down changing the overall height of the table top as it travels along the threaded connection. I also would like to somewhat round the corners off of table to ensure no body runs into the long side of the table.
Attached are two videos of my presentation for the first design take, as well as a referenced video on how epoxy resin tables are made.
River Table Examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvga5aQBFkA&t=875s