Introduction: Super High Gloss Resin Game Table

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Make a high gloss resin game table that will last for years and years!

Step 1: Watch the Short Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

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22" x 22" x 3/4" plywood

Two 22" x 1 1/4" wood trim

Two 22 3/4" x 1 1/4" wood trim

Wood glue

E-6000 Spray Adhesive

Americana Multi-Purpose Sealer

DecoArt Dazzling Metallics (in a matching color)

Scrapbook paper

Glaze Coat

Checkerboard

Paintbrushes

Step 3: Cut, Glue and Seal

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Glue the 22" x 1 1/4" pieces to opposite sides of the plywood

Glue the 22 3/4" x 1 1/14" pieces to the remaining sides of the plywood

Paint the trim with the Dazzling Metallics

Generously coat the checkerboard with the sealer on both sides

Cut enough strips of scrapbook paper to frame the table

Coat both sides of the scrapbook paper with sealer

*This will ensure the the Glaze Coat doesn't darken the paper

Step 4: Mix, Pour and Pop!

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Glue your strips around the table with the spray adhesive on two sides

Cut the ends at 45˙ angles to create mitered edges

*For this next part you'll want to work outside

Mix 1 quart of Glaze Coat for 5 minutes

Evenly pour onto the table

Pop the bubbles with a long arm lighter or small torch

Cover and let dry overnight

Add another layer of Glaze Coat if you haven't filled it enough

Comments

meddler (author)2015-10-07

My son wants to play ancient games like Hnefatafl, and A roman game called Latrunculi (not sure on spelling) I would love to make some game boards with this method for both and maybe some others.

Mark Montano (author)meddler2015-10-07

This process is perfect for something like that. Just make sure to really coat your images with the polycrylic so that they stay in perfect condition under the resin.

margaretbc (author)2015-08-27

I have an old sewing machine frame which would be a perfect base for this resin game table. Will have to de-rust and paint it first before tackling the table top. What a great idea thank you.

Mark Montano (author)margaretbc2015-08-27

I'm glad this inspired you Margaret!

LucasGilbert (author)2015-08-12

This looks great! Perfect for a patio.

Thanks Lucas! I gave it to a home for the elderly. They have a little park next to the building where they all hang out and play chess during the day. Glad you stopped by!

EmillyBint (author)Mark Montano2015-08-18

Wow, that is so nice of you to do that. I bet they loved it. And the attention too. Old people don't receive lots of kind gestures these days.

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