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Forum topic by Davidbrooks6 posted 08-07-2017 12:25 AM 1089 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-07-2017 12:25 AM

Topic tags/keywords: table finish pallet epoxy sand desk

I made a pallet desk top and finished it with epoxy. I applied 2 layers. After it had settled for a bit I notice it did not fully settle evenly and there are now several little dimples on one side of the desk top. Admittedly this was my first time using epoxy as I am a novice wood worker. I was wondering what the best way to fix this is. I hate to add another layer, or can I sand it down more evenly?

Thanks for the help.

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#1 posted 08-07-2017 12:32 AM

What epoxy did you use? A standard epoxy (west, system 3, etc…) will flow and seek it’s own level pretty well. You can sand it down, but you will have a butt ugly area where you do, requiring another coat to hide it.


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#2 posted 08-07-2017 02:24 AM

Please post pictures!

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#3 posted 08-07-2017 03:02 AM

I used Glaze Coat. It’s hard to tell from the pictures. You can only tell when you look at it in a certain light but the perfectionist in me wants it smooth as glass all over. The pictures struggle to really show it but in the lights reflection you can see how the lamp is distorted when compared to the other picture of the reflection.

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#4 posted 08-07-2017 03:12 AM

Looks great I see nothing to fix.
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