Today, I completed Deconstructed, making it the first piece of 2013. Although there are a couple of things that didn’t go the way I wanted, I am very happy with the result. I find myself loving it more the longer I am around it. (The same can be said with most of my woodwork.)
The shelf is 23″ x 7″ x 3.5″ thick. The Crystal Clear resin is 1″ thick. You can see some air bubbles in the back right section of the casting where it meets the wood which are a result of the resin curing too quickly.
The transition between the wood and resin is perfectly smooth – the seam is indistinguishable to the fingertips. I am particularly happy with this result.
When viewed from below, it is more obvious that the three wood pieces were actually one piece at one time but are now separate.
At the left, you can see that parts of the end grain are darker because resin was allowed to penetrate the surface. (Next time, I will prefinish the wood parts to prevent this.)
You can read about the build process step-by-step in the following five Tweet-Along sessions: