Introduction: Batman Epoxy Coffee Table

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Fun project to make a unique coffee table.

Step 1: Getting Started

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I started my quest to create a Batman Coffee Table by searching for a unique coffee table to use. I stopped at the Racine, Wisconsin Habitat ReStore Construction Materials Reuse Center and found a good size table with a cracked piece of marble on top. After creating my bottle cap table I knew I wanted a table that had a recess to pour the epoxy in. I purchased it for 35 dollars, which goes towards a good cause.

Step 2: Sanding

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The first step was sanding so I could paint. Even if you are just doing some minor sanding do it outside if you can.

Step 3: Painting

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After the sanding I found some white egg shell paint and primer I used to paint a wall in the basement a few months ago. I flipped it over after the first coat to paint the bottom to make it easer to do the second. I originally used a cheap tag brush but the bristles kept falling on the table so I switched to a disposable foam brush.

Step 4: Add Photos

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I used pinterest to search for images of batman and printed them off. I made this for personal use not profit either way I apologize for using any images without the consent of the artists. I just thought this was the most awesome way to make a batman collage with some of my favorite images. I also purchased the dark knight decal on Amazon.

“I seek...The means to fight injustice. To

turn fear against those who prey on the fearful.” The BatmanAfter I glued down the images I dripped black paint over the photos to bring it together aesthetically.

After the paint dried I poured the two-part Envirotex epoxy on the table. It takes a few days to harden so make sure you do it in a place you don’t mind keeping it for awhile. Also where gloves when using the epoxy make sure you dispose leftover materials in a garbage that’s out of reach of dogs or in my case a puppy.

Step 5: Final

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“I seek...The means to fight injustice. To turn fear against those who prey on the fearful.” The Batman

Comments

ttowngirl (author)2014-10-21

Also, did you sand the gloss?

ttowngirl (author)2014-10-21

You should but bat drawer pulls or something similar, like G's for Gotham.

ttowngirl (author)2014-10-21

How do you print the pictures so when you put the gloss over it, the ink doesn't bleed? Also, how did you stick the pictures down so try didn't float or move when the envirotex was poured?

Wow, this is awesome! I need to find one of these tables and make my own!

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