Shinium - Brilliance by Design: Resin-inlaid Wood
A non-jewellery post, for a change. We were running a bit short on shelving in the kitchen and wanted somewhere we could store all the preserves we're going to make from the garden this year, so we went to the timber yard to see what they had. They had this, 155cm long piece of chestnut. It was pretty heavily cracked and pitted, with knotholes and so on. But, I had a plan. Resin inlay. First job, seal off the holes from the bottom, using aluminium plumber's tape. Make sure the wood is level, otherwise you'll end up with wonky resin bits. Now it's time to mix the resin. You know when I said this isn't going to be a traditional inlay? So, pour it in, and wait. However long you think it's going to take, leave it longer. The overpour around the edges where the resin has soaked into the wood is going to be a pain to remove. More sanding. View from the end. Now it's time to get these up. And, they're up. Now, in darker conditions, you can really start to see the glow resin in action.
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