Asked on Oct 07, 2017

What can I use to glue the pennies to the top of the wood table?

by Sandy
I seen this piece at a garage sale this fall and thought it was a fun idea for a table top on a random little table I have. Besides asking what to use to glue the pennies on the top of the table. I also want to ask if anyone knows what I can put on top of the pennies to make a nice finished smooth top?

  25 answers

  • Danielle Whatsittoyou Danielle Whatsittoyou on Oct 17, 2017

    Clear Resin would probably work best.

  • Rmf24412612 Rmf24412612 on Oct 30, 2017

    Great...Thank you

  • Elizabeth Nice Elizabeth Nice on Oct 30, 2017

    What a neat idea! I'd use either gorilla glue or E6000. Coat the top with poly -eurothane. Very creative ☺


  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 28, 2024

    Gorilla Glue!

  • Pennski22 Pennski22 on May 27, 2024

    I was thinking of doing this as well. I was going to use black grout to fill in between the pennies. I have a little black metal table I was going to put them. Then put a grout sealer on top.

    I will post when done.

  • Janice Janice on May 27, 2024

    E-600 glue should work well. You can use the spray type and work in small 5-6 inch areas at a time to glue the pennies on the surface. Then several coats of clear poly to make the surface shine. To get a tick even and smooth finish, you could mix up some sellf-leveling clear 2-part epoxy and spread onto the surface after the pennies are adhered well and dry.

  • I would use epoxy or resin. Here are a bunch of penny table DIYs to peek at...

  • Hi Sandy! You can use the LePage Super Glue Liquid Pro. It bonds to porous and non-porous surfaces, dries crystal clear in 15–30 seconds, and offers a long, pinpoint nozzle for easy application. Hope this helps!