We often hear that we can do anything with our own hands. Many people think that making river-table is very simple. After all, at first glance, everything looks pretty easy. If we compare the production of a table with the construction of a house, then it is much easier to create a table.
However, there are large numbers of nuances. From the other side, everything might look like this: take woodcuts, fill them with epoxy, wait for a long time and that's it — the table is ready. But everything is much more complicated. For this reason, today's blog is devoted to the features of selection and preparation of solid wood for creating a river table.
These features related to all solid wood products, but today we will focus on our specific wooden decorations.
Some people are so inspired by the look of a wooden table, that they decide to create it at home with their own hands.
In the manufacturing process, there were difficulties, but they were overcomed. The table is ready and triumphantly stands in the house. However, after a few days, the tree expands or narrows, which leads to rapid destruction of the product. The question arises: "Why did this happen?" The first reason for failure is poor preparation of the material.
River-table requires a specific tree, which should be not only beautiful but also fully dried. True, at home it will never be possible to achieve this because it is impossible to keep the appropriate temperature and humidity in the house so that the massif can be dried to a joinery quality.
Surely you already understood that wood for such tables must be dried in specific conditions. However, we would like to note that it should not take place in harsh (fast) conditions. Express drying does not protect against possible risks. This process should take place at a moderate pace. If we talk about the timing, then we can not say the exact figure, because it all depends on the type of wood and the parameters of the slabs.
“Making a wooden table with epoxy resin, requires tolerance and time”
Even all this nuances doesn't guarantee 100% that wood will behave like a stone. After all, the tree still remains alive and requires special processing. And this will be the topic of our next blog.