Introduction: Coin Resin Countertop
I was looking for a easy DIY countertop... I came across this so decided to try it.
Step 1: Preparation
Firstly I cleaned the old surface , it was tiled so had to remove the glue with a wood chisel.
Placed the new *supawood top.
(Note the fridge in the background, it's and old white appliance my wife and I painted red with a high gloss enamel , then I placed a vinyl sticker on the front. As you can see it makes quite a difference.... Mini instructable , within an instructable :) )
Here I added the wooden edge and cut the hole for the hob.
remember to keep about a 5mm lip above the board so that the resin doesn't spill over.
the hole for the hob is also boxed in with some old wood i'll remove later.
use silicone sealer underneath to stop the resin from leaking out.
paint the counter any colour , I chose black
pack the coins, I used South African 5c pieces
Step 4: Mix Resin
I got some professional advise from the guys at ABE , for instance mixing the resin and hardner in the can THEN pouring it over into a bucket for further mixing. This eliminates any unmixed material that might stick to the inside of the can.
Step 5: Not Done Yet
Once the resin is set I'm going to use a belt sander to bevel the edges to the level of the resin and then stain the wood a dark colour.
The kitchen is still a work in progress , please excuse all the clutter on the counters. :)