I was inspired to build a table like the glow table mikeasaurus did on here. My lumber place didn't have any cracked lumber or anything with holes so my wife drew this image. I routered it and gave the glow resin thing a try. I am hooked on that stuff now!
Step 1: Material
Step 2: Routering
Step 3: Prepping for Resin
I placed a thin layer of glue within the carving to reduce resin from absorbing. Then I painted a thin layer of white. I heard the lighter the background the brighter the resin will be.
Step 4: Pouring
I used a simple one to one ratio resin, order from Walmart, cheapest I could find and a glow powder off eBay. Duct tape was used to tape off the end grove, it worked great. First pour my wife helped, it was very smooth with little over pours. I didn't use enough powder and it was translucent, you could see the white paint. I did another pour to top off the carving, it got sloppy with a lot of over pours. Overall I used 13 oz resin and about 50 grams powder.
I chose a powder that remains the same color in light and darkness, we wanted to enjoy the color regardless of lighting.
Step 5: Finishing Sanding
Step 6: Stain
Step 7: Polyurethane
Used minwax oil based poly, wiped on with a 7$poly brush. Did 2 coats, wet saved with 2000 grit in between.
Step 8: Hanging
Step 9: Ending
Sorry for the side ways pics, won't let me load them vertical. Pics don't do the glow justice, it glows super bright!