What to use when filling large voids

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I often see table tops with live edges or large voids filled and finished. Sometimes they fill the voids with interesting things like colorful rocks, shells, leaves, ... Then it appears the voids are filled with a clear resin or epoxy or something. What is used? How do I do it? Where can I learn?
 

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I’ve seen several YouTube videos of epoxy or resin filled voids. You might trying searching for ‘river tables’ on YouTube.

I’ve never done it, but the finished look can be quite impressive!
 

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I revisited the Charles Neil Finishing Room and read responses to a similar post I made a few years ago. Looks like epoxy is the way to go. Will try it. Photos of my planned build will appear here, but it will be quite awhile as I have Connecticut, Florida, Jamaica, and Ireland to visit
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I often see table tops with live edges or large voids filled and finished. Sometimes they fill the voids with interesting things like colorful rocks, shells, leaves, ... Then it appears the voids are filled with a clear resin or epoxy or something. What is used? How do I do it? Where can I learn?
Hi Ralph,

I know this is an older post, but I just ran across it.
I do a fair bit of epoxy work, and I use EcoPoxy, it's expensive but I've had better results with it than some of the other brands that are less expensive.

If you've got any specific questions let me know and I'll do what I can to help you out.

Jason

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Hi Ralph,

I know this is an older post, but I just ran across it.
I do a fair bit of epoxy work, and I use EcoPoxy, it's expensive but I've had better results with it than some of the other brands that are less expensive.

If you've got any specific questions let me know and I'll do what I can to help you out.

Jason

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Thanks. I have been so busy, and had so many medical procedures, and traveled so much that I haven’t done any woodworking. But I will. Will keep this information for future reference
 

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Thanks. I have been so busy, and had so many medical procedures, and traveled so much that I haven’t done any woodworking. But I will. Will keep this information for future reference
I hope that you get well soon and back into the shop Ralph
 
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