Aaron4324

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  1. Thanks for the help guys! I appreciate it a lot. I believe I'm going to suggest a different approach to the table tops or just pass on the opportunity. It's too large of a contract to get wrong. Especially having only used epoxy to fill minor voids.
  2. And as far as solid wood......I do think this is the best route but will coating a solid wood top on the surface and edges also not potentially crack the epoxy because of movement? I see this done a lot on bar tops but never see anyone address it.
  3. That's what I was afraid of. The client insists on having an epoxy layer on the top, so I'm just unsure how to accomplish this in a way that will hold up over time and not crack. If you build with plywood and use veneer and then coat with epoxy, would the chance of issues decrease because of how thin veneer is?
  4. Hi everyone! I just recently received a promising inquiry from a restaurant wanting a big quantity of table tops made with an epoxy layer surface. I've never made restaurant style tables or worked with epoxy but the offer is too good to pass up. I need some advice on how to properly build the table tops and use epoxy to allow for wood movement. I was planning to glue a layer of reclaimed pine/oak on top of an equal sized layer of MDF or furniture grade plywood to create the thickness needed. Then, to hide the joint and MDF I would place the same wood material mitered around the edges. To finish, I planned to pour a 1/8th thick layer coating of epoxy around the top and edges only. There will be no epoxy on the bottom of the MDF, just top and edges. Will I have any problems with this construction and wood movement? Will wood movement affect the layer of epoxy, potentially leading to cracks?