In this tutorial, I show you how to build a Reclaimed Dining Table with epoxy resin and pecky sinker cypress wood. Learn many resin tips and woodworking techniques that make this a DIY project for everyone.
Christmas was only a few months away & the adults in our family pick names to exchange gifts. My mother in law needed a new table, so I made sure to pick her name for this year. She mentioned in the past how much she loves Louisiana Cypress wood, so I planned to make her a special cypress table with unique wood that is 100s of years old.
I searched for cypress table ideas for about a day. The unique look of pecky cypress quickly grabbed my attention. This wood is fairly common in my part of the country (South Louisiana) & I thought it would be a great choice of wood for this epoxy resin dining table. The wood is not only beautiful and unique, but it also has a lot of historical/geographical significance. My Mother-in-law would appreciate the historical value.
I called a friend of mine who knows the best places to purchase reclaimed wood in the New Orleans area and he referred me to a company that has been owned by the same family since the early 1800s.
I visited the lumber company the following day and noticed they not only had sinker cypress, but they also had pecky sinker cypress.