When most people see a cracked piece of timber they automatically condemn it as ruined. This project, however, celebrates those imperfections and even elevates them to create something stunning for your home. The fun part is choosing the wood type, resin pigment color, and the oil or varnish so that the piece will match the inside of your home. Once all the work is done you can cut the wood piece to fit whatever you have in mind; be it a desk, stools, a pair of side tables, or shelves like those in the photo.
When philanthropist and business tycoon, Andrew Carnegie, said “Anything in life worth having is worth working for” he sure knew what he was talking about. This finished project truly is a magnificent work of decor and art, but it requires a lot of time, effort, attention, and elbow grease to come out as incredibly as it did in this tutorial. Make sure to follow the instructions and suggestions carefully so that you can really knock the socks off anyone who enters your home and gets to admire this fantastic piece.
DIY Instructions – Shinium – Resin-inlaid Wood
Similar project: Glow-in-the-dark table from Instructables
Skill level “intermediate”: Instructions on Instructables here: Glow in the dark table