Igor's Blog

This is part 2 of the post about the garden bench I built. If you missed part 1, read it here. In part 1 I got as far as describing the origins of this wood, the huge void it had and how I used water-clear polyester resin to fill it. I also described how I removed all the excess resin after curing and touched on the sanding process.

So taking off where I left off previously - sanding. It was considerably easier to sand the resin down after it was initially cut down with a power plane. The chipping caused by the plane weren't visible after a full sand, except in some of the cracks, which I thought was ok to leave like that.

IMG_1068.jpg IMG_1258.jpg


I had to sand the bottom side lightly, mostly around where the other side of the resin was. Unfortunately this didn't remove the dust that got caught in the first layer of the resin.
IMG_1259.jpg


With all the sanding done it was time to apply varnish. I used Estapol Flooring 7008 two part mixture, with a 3rd part of paint thinner added in to help spread the mixture into cracks easier. It was starting to look great already.

IMG_1263.jpg IMG_1264.jpg




The top of the bench was done and looking awesome!
IMG_1268.jpg


Eventually I got to doing the bottom and the resin became very clear. In total, I put about 4 coats on top and just 1 coat on the bottom of the bench. I didn't try to make the bench as smooth as the TV Unit because I wanted some grip on it - since it's for sitting and all.
IMG_1272.jpg


My dad made the legs for the bench, same as for the coffee table I built. These were made out of mild steel and painted black.
IMG_1274.jpg



After the paint on the legs dried, they were attached to the bench and it was all ready to use!
IMG_1277.jpg


The resin part came out really well and amazingly clear.
IMG_1279.jpg


So that sums it up. The full image gallery for this and previous part of the article can be found here:
Open image gallery


-i

, , ,
About — I'm an enthusiastic software engineer and consultant interested in many fields including J2EE, programming, electronics, 3D printing, video games, wood working and gardening.
See my Resume for more information.
The views expressed in this blog are my own and not those of my employer.
comments powered by Disqus
My other posts you may like...
Programming, DIY, Games, Hacks, Tech and more.
Follow me on...
Current and Past Projects
See my Resume

Subscribe


RSS Feed

My Other Web Sites

Igor and Elise's Travels
Riverside Expressway Cam
StrFunc() Online
300 George St Blogumentary
Guru JSON-RPC Tester
Extrudifier Object Designer

Recent Blog Posts

NeoOffice Viewer macOS Word Document viewer vs Preview and Microsoft Word

Importance of cleaning the internal fans and heatsinks in a MacBook Pro

Adding an email subscribe feature to your Blog with Blogtrottr

How to remove Google's logo from your G Suite applications

Pedestal fan transformed into a ceiling fan

Testing the Velvet WiFi Hotshot signal strength

Improving slow download speeds on the PS4 and PSN

Add batch image resize functionality to macOS using Automator

Show transfer percentage and speed when copying files in Linux and Bash

So I finally got to try eating some space food

Recent Galleries

Space Food - Chocolate Ice Cream with Chocolate Chips

Legeod Star Wars AT-DP kit

DIY spare parts computer build with a RAIDMAX Anura case

Fake 'Lepin' brand Lego packaging

Hardwood garden bench with clear resin void filler

Fixing a 3D printer extruder that stopped heating up

Easily increase disk space in a Lenovo Ideapad 100S 14" laptop with an M.2 SSD

Making a multi-piece 3D printed solder spool holder stand

DIY indoor apartment grow light wiring

Good Friday Electronics fun Easter Bunny LED PCB Kit IBEABU-01.0

Top Categories

Blogs I follow

Matt Moores Blog
Georgi's FlatPress Guide
Perplexing Permutations
The Security Sleuth

Friends

RAWS Parts Online
Alpha Dimensions Hosting
Kristensen Photography
Ilia Rogatchevski
Travelling Fairy

Blog Activity

Blog Activity
Please follow me on...