How Do You Make a River Table?
Over the past few years epoxy river tables have been becoming increasingly popular. From watching the pour to seeing the vibrant colors there’s lots to love about it. They are especially wonderful with woods like walnut that have their own very unique grain and coloring that shine when paired together. An epoxy river table is an excellent way to highlights the natural beauty of the wood while also providing a very usable and durable table.
To make these tables there are a few important steps, starting with the wood selection. Finding interesting pieces of wood that fit together well is critical. Once that’s done it’s all about pouring the epoxy to fill the gaps. With a good mold it’s not too hard to get it the right size, and then it’s just making sure it sets up well. Then you have a table, just like any other, that needs some sanding, some finishing, and some legs!
One of the things that make epoxy tables so wonderful is the color of the epoxy. Clear epoxy can be a beautiful way to make the beauty of the wood shine, as you can see it right through the table. A color of epoxy like blue can compliment the wood in unique and vibrant ways and is very exciting. Black epoxy is also a very refined look that will pair very well with some woods.
These tables can have a live edge on the outside or more common would be a live edge in the middle with a square edge on the outside, making them a very functional table. With so many options they can be customized to your exact needs, making them a very versatile table.
Another beautiful style of dining table is a bookmatched dining table, these are made from two mirrored planks of wood, selected from the same tree. These tables highlight the grain of the wood in similar ways to the river tables, but are somewhat simpler in their design, which can make them even more timeless. They follow a similar process as well, with the first and most important step being choosing the right pieces of wood to work with.
Whether it’s bookmatched or an epoxy river table, a table that highlights the natural beauty of the wood is always a welcome addition to any home. And both of these can easily be customized to match your exact needs. (and often both have epoxy, bookmatch tables usually get some too to help highlight some of the natural imperfections.) If you’re looking for a statement table to make your home complete, reach out to us and let’s build your dining table!