Epoxy Wine Cork Table

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Project by MadeinMT posted 12-09-2018 07:21 PM 1897 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

20” diameter table made with wine corks glued to 3/4” plywood and embedded in epoxy resin. My first epoxy project and out turned out…...OK. I tried to seal the wine corks with shellac but still wound up with a few bubbles. I popped all I could see with a propane torch but I think more bubbles appeared after I thought I had them all. It took me three “lifts” of epoxy as the thickness is about 3/4”. The table edging is QSWO cut into 1/8” in strips then glued around a form I built. The (very heavy) cast iron base was purchased on EBay.

-- Ron, Montana

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#1 posted 12-09-2018 07:41 PM

Some times trial ana error turns out the best and rare products—- great job.

-- Youngsville, LA

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#2 posted 12-09-2018 10:48 PM

Interesting table.

I like many others have used corks in trivets. I however cut the corks in half lengthwise trying to leave most of the printing on one side. Then glued them down which made the trivet much thinner. . In you application this could reduce the thickness and amount of epoxy you needed to cover the corks.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 12-09-2018 11:51 PM


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#4 posted 12-10-2018 12:46 AM

Really neat table

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 12-10-2018 01:49 AM

Very cool looking!!!

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#6 posted 12-10-2018 01:52 AM

Now that is an amazing idea

-- rob, ont,canada

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#7 posted 12-10-2018 02:14 AM

Great idea. I like the base. Great job.

-- AJ

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#8 posted 12-10-2018 02:33 AM

Very nice looking results. Why am I thirsty? ;)

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#9 posted 12-10-2018 02:38 AM

Very cool!

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#10 posted 12-10-2018 05:26 AM

WOW! This is amaizing…what a great idea!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 12-22-2018 09:14 AM

I’m really starting to get very interested in acrylic art these days with stuff like this popping up all the time here! I reckon we could make excellent pieces if we figured out the technique!

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