Embedding Items in a Finish

Bar tables sometimes have a finish thick enough that pictures and other items are completely embedded in it. How is that done?

Michael Dresdner: It’s a poured epoxy or polyester finish. It’s sold in two-bottle kits. You mix the two parts, then pour it onto the surface you want to coat. It is self-leveling and cures chemically as opposed to air curing. Hence, it is able to completely cure even in very thick applications. You’ll find these two-pack kits, usually called “decoupage kits,” at most craft stores.

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