Monday, August 11, 2014

Resin inlaid chestnut shelves (19 Pics)

 Big old cracked, knotholed, spalted piece of chestnut we got cheap from the timber yard. Time to tidy it up and make it good to go on the wall.
 Sealing the holes with aluminium tape.
 Set it somewhere good and level otherwise the resin will be a mess.
 Ready to mix
 Bag of pigment. Traditionally resin inlay is colour-matched to the wood, but I'm going down a different path.
Resin mixed up and standing a little to let the bubbles bubble out. Told you this wasn't a traditional inlay.
 Poured into the big crack.
 Doing a bit of a Clever with this edge.
 Awwww yeah. This is going to look amazing. Now only the long, long job of planing, carding and sanding this lot flat.
 Getting there.
  The first coat of oil.They got about eight thin coats of boiled linseed oil.
 Chopped up and ready for the wall.
 Brackets installed.
 Some spare bits of walnut for the other brackets.
 And here they are. In daylight.
 Later in the day, as it's getting darker, the glow resin really starts to come into its own.
 It's on the bottom of the top shelf, so it's visible in normal use.
 Wall robot approves.
Another angle. Now we just need some jars of pickles and stuff to fill these up with.


  1. I am just captivated by how lovely this is ! you are very creative in the best way - with seemingly every-day things.....thank you.

  2. Bellissimo, come si chiama il pigmento che hai usato? Hai un link di dove poterlo acquistare ?

  3. Just a question how did you get it to glow? is that the pigment itself? i know it was a color but id like to know where to get these things could you add that?

  4. Where did you get the glow pigment?

  5. Wow these are gorgeous! Where did you get the pigment for the resin?

  6. What is this sorcery? What exactly is the pigment you used?

  7. Very cool! I would also like to know what the pigment was... and where you got it.

  8. Is the pigment you used something that glows in the dark or fluorescent, or is the color naturally that vibrant?

  9. Those are sexy.

    Glow pigment can be found via etsy for mixing in with resin, it glows with florescent light / sunlight.

  10. If you guys would l like to know details about this, I suggest you ask the guy that actually did it. His blog can be found here:

  11. Someone posted a few of your pics and a link to this page, over on tumblr. You, sir/madam, have gotten over 57,000 notes from that post.