Hello Friends! I wanted to share this little resin wall decor piece I made for my friends. Before you keep reading, you should know that I used a CNC machine to cut the letters out of the wood. However, you could use this resin filling technique on any piece that is pre-carved if you don’t have access to a CNC machine.
You may remember Mitch and Melanie from my post about the concrete table I built for them. They are some of our best friends. When I first got my X-Carve I started playing around and this design just sort of came to me, so I decided to give it a try.
First things first, I carved out the board on my CNC machine. You can use a board that is pre-carved or, if you are super talented, you can use a hand router to carve out your piece.
Once carved, I painted the whole thing with Rustoleum’s Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint and let it dry. Then I slowly started filing it with resin. I did about 4 layers, letting each layer dry before adding the next.
I made sure to mix the resin throughly for about 5 min and then I used my heat gun to blow out any tiny little bubbles. I did this on each layer.
Once I had all the spaces filled, I put the board back on the CNC machine and cut off a thin layer from the top. You can also do this part with a hand router.
I sanded down any rough spots and then stained the entire board. After the stain dried, I wiped it off the resin parts – it came right off. Then a couple layer of polycrylic over the whole thing to finish it up.
That’s it! Then they hung it in their awesome home.
Let me know if you have any questions!
Resin Wall Decor
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