Building Wood and Resin River-Style Tables Review

Building Wood and Resin River-Style Tables

By Bradlyn Zimmerman

I received a free copy of Building Wood and Resin River-Style Tables from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

A classy and unique addition to any space, river-style tables combine artistic elegance with everyday functionality. This beginner-friendly guide will show you everything you need to know to accomplish these stunning pieces yourself!

Featuring detailed overviews and tutorials for every step of the process from start to finish, inside this book you’ll learn how select the wood, prepare the slab, make an epoxy table form — whether colored or clear — prepare, color, and pour the epoxy resin, trim and sand the table, and much more, to equip you with all the skills and knowledge you need to make your own one-of-a-kind river or waterfall table!

Also included is an inspirational gallery of more than 100 images of river-style tables and furniture made by author Bradlyn Zimmerman and other woodworkers, sure to encourage your own project.

A complete guide that demystifies this amazing craft, Building Wood and Resin River-Style Tables is an absolute must-have to learn how to make it happen and do it yourself!

Summary from Goodreads.

Epoxy tables are all the rage right now, and have you ever thought of making on for yourself? Well Building Wood and Resin River-Style Tables is here to break down the entire process to make it as easy for you as possible.

Seperate chapters break down the entire process from start to finish. Selecting Live Edge Slabs; Preparing Live Edge Slabs For Pouring Epoxy; Making An Epoxy Table Form; Preparing And Colouring Epoxy; Pouring A River Style Table; Cutting, Sanding, And Machining The Tabletop; Making, Mounting, And Finishing Table Legs; and Finishing The Tabletop each explain in simple but through detail how to go about each step. Also, before going into all the nitty-gritty details about how to make you resin river-style table, an important section around what tools, materials and safety when making on of these epoxy river tables is included. I have seen numerous people skim over the safety aspect of working with epoxy, so including an entire page to remind you to wear your respirator is excellent!

Aside from these chapters that directly are associated around you making your own epoxy table, include is a 55 page spread of epoxy tables for your inspiration. Each photo includes what the dimensions of the piece, what the tabletop is made out of (including the wood used and the epoxy colouring method), what the legs are constructed out of, and how it is finished. Each piece is is in a section about the person who created it, where they are located and what their woodworking company is called.

A very good book for inspiration for resin river table designs, and a good starting point for beginners.


Have you read Building Wood and Resin River-Style Tables? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.

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