As a master woodcrafter, your vision tells a story
Richelieu's Liongrip Crystal gives you the opportunity to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind custom furniture pieces by combining various natural and synthetic elements, such as wood and concrete with epoxy resin. Pour creativity into your next project and turn any surface material into a work of art. Design a beautiful river table with two live-edge slabs turned inward toward each other and pour epoxy resin in the space between for a striking effect. Richelieu’s Liongrip Crystal Epoxy Resin allows for an extended working time and cures to a crystal-clear high-gloss finish.
There are plenty of advantages to working with Liongrip Crystal to create beautiful and unique pieces of furniture.
1 - Simple volume mixing ratio
Simply combine the resin and hardener in a 2:1 volume ratio into a container and mix well.
2 - Saves time
Can be poured up to 1" (25.4 mm) in a single layer.
3 - Self-leveling
Once the mixture is poured the resin will stabilize to be perfectly leveled. This makes it much easier to get a nice even surface. You will want to ensure that the worktable is level prior to this step.
4 - Low effervescence during the drying process
There may still be a few bubbles during curing, especially if you pour too quickly, but if the casting is well done usually there will be little or no bubbles. You can use a heat source like a torch to heat the resin to remove the bubbles as needed. Make sure to keep the torch a safe distance away from the resin to prevent burning.
5 - Allows you to be eco-responsible
Another great advantage to using epoxy casting resin is that it allows you to be eco-responsible and sustainable. For example, if you take two pieces of scrap wood, which on their own you wouldn't be able to do much with, and then add epoxy resin and connect them, you can make a beautiful table! You can therefore recycle old broken barn wood intended for scrap and transform it into a unique and custom piece of furniture.
Put your creativity to the test
With colored resin
Richelieu offers 4 liquid pigments. You choose to mix in any combination to create new colors.
Pro tip: Start by adding color to a small amount of the mixed resin in a small container. You’ll want to ensure that you’re happy with the color produced and that there are no surprises when mixing in a larger scale batch.
If satisfied with the result, you may add the pigment once the two main ingredients are mixed. Depending on how translucent or opaque you want it, keep adjusting the amount of color added into the mixture until you achieve the desired result.
By adding inclusions
You can also encapsulate objects and suspend them in the resin. Called an inclusion, this could be a great way to incorporate something very personal or a natural element which will add to the uniqueness of each piece. Simply add objects inside the mold before you pour in clear or colored resin.
Pro tip: It’s very important that the inclusion is completely free from moisture when embedding objects into the resin as the moisture can interfere with the resin curing process.
The possibilities are endless.
Though many people think specifically of river tables when considering working with epoxy resin, there are many more possibilities.
Infinite possibilities of applications:
• Separations - space dividers
It’s an ideal choice for a wood inlay due to its durability and high-gloss finish.
The best method is to overfill the grooves, then once dried, sand down the top of the wood until all the bubbles that rose to the surface are gone. Eighty-grit sandpaper is recommended to start with and finish your project with some sort of wax or top coat to seal in the epoxy resin and give it a nice glossy finish.