Though working with epoxy seems to be all the rage right now, it was created in the 1930’s and became very popular with the artistic crowd in the 1940’s and 50’s. People have been using epoxy for decades to create beautiful pieces like table tops, jewelry, coasters and charcuterie boards and so much more.
Windsor Plywood is a great local business that can provide you with all your epoxy pouring needs. If this is something you don’t want to try on your own and would appreciate some guidance, they offer ecopoxy classes during their closed hours, throughout the year. Reach out to them and find out when their next class is.
Their most popular classes for ecopoxy are cutting boards, charcuterie boards and river tables. They will provide you the board and resin when you sign up for a class and you can then choose what colours you would like to use on your board. You are always welcome to bring your own as well, if there is a special piece you have on hand and would like to use. Creating a river table is a very personalized project. It can be as simple as pouring epoxy between the 2 boards to create a beautiful table or board, or you can add items to the epoxy to create a wonderful effect. Adding natural items like stones and wood can really bring a natural feel to the project. Or you can personalize it with coins, jewels, toys and memorabilia. You want to stay away from items that have a high-water content like fresh flowers/food, or anything you would want back. If you want to incorporate flowers, food or bugs, it is best to make sure they are dried out first.
A new class Windsor Plywood will be offering is Lichtenberg Fractal Burning on charcuterie boards. One of the reasons this is so exciting, is due to the fact that this is a very dangerous process and something that you can not and should not do on your own. The professionals at Windsor Plywood are able to do the fractal burning for you, then you can finish it with ecopoxy and bring home your amazing creation. Fractal burning is created by applying an electrically conductive solution to wood and then following up with high voltage electricity through a transformer using a prong. This process burns a unique pattern into the wood, called the Lichtenberg figures or fractal burns.
Reach out to Windsor Plywood in Brandon or follow them on their Face Book page to find out when their next class is. You can also book private classes if you have a group or organization that would like to try this out. Make sure you visit them to find in stock epoxy kits and supplies for high end wood working and more. – DYH