For the House and Cottages

Expensive epoxy resin and wood stool


This stool can be called designer! She has a very original seat - it is made of tinted transparent epoxy and pieces of branches. The legs of the chair are three solid, stable, dried branches of the same thickness. To make such a stool is not difficult if you keep tools in your garage and love to create things for the house with your own hands.

You will need the following materials:

  • branches of various thickness;
  • transparent epoxy resin (exactly 1 kg left on this stool) - it is called for worktops or slabs, Decor, Art or 3D sometimes appear in the name; must be resistant to UV light;
  • a large plastic bucket of suitable diameter (for example, from paint 30-40 kg) or any other container from the building mixture;
  • dye for epoxy resin (optional, but with it you can give the stool an interesting color);
  • plastic spatula;
  • hot melt glue;
  • petrol;
  • saw, grinding machine, manual mill (desirable).

Getting Started:

1. First you need to cut the branches into pieces of the same size. It is best to take branches of different thickness to make the seat of the chair interesting.

2. Take a plastic bucket, measure exactly and cut off the bottom.

3. Then we measure the desired height, draw a flat line in a circle and cut out the blank for the future stool - a plastic circle.

4. Prepare the work surface: stick a piece of chipboard on a piece of chipboard to remove it together with epoxy resin at the end of work. We install a plastic circle, glue on the edge with hot melt adhesive tape so that the construction does not move during operation.

5. First we install three legs-branches, then in the derived order we decompose the cut pieces of branches. We strive to fill all voids as much as possible, so the epoxy resin consumption will be lower.

6. Measure out and mix, according to the manufacturer's instructions, epoxy resin. At this stage, you can add a dye.

7. Slowly pour the epoxy in the gap between the branches so that there are no voids and air bubbles left.

8. We wait until the epoxy resin hardens (about 24 hours, depending on temperature). Carefully cut off the plastic and remove it from the stool.

9. Make it final. To do this, go through the surface of the grinding machine, and round off the edges with a manual router.

10. Degrease the surface with gasoline.

11. The final touch: pour stool with a small amount of epoxy resin, smooth on the surface and edges with a plastic spatula. Leave until fully cured.

Excellent! Is not it?

Tip: if you are making a children's stool, then instead of branches you can use toys from kinder surprises, for example.