Solid woods and resin. Why so good friends?
Wood is a natural material growing into various different forms. As opposed to human processed materials it is pretty hard to acquire an efficient use of wood. Walnut a high quality furniture making wood type however needs lots of trimming and sacrifice ends up losing loads of naturally formed live edges.
Every “imperfection” or “defect” now may seem like something to expose. And not only a filler but also a reinforcing backbone. A story can never be that perfect of course. Properly casting resin is pretty hard especially when sizes go big and lots of things can go wrong resulting in catastrophy. Cleanliness and temperature control is crucial to quality and mould making itself can be as tough as the final product. High quality resin solidifies in long time and slows down your overall production pace. Given the strong down sides of it woods and resin is so beatiful together. Worth the trouble!
A good quality epoxy resin is not taking the spotlight as may first comes to the eye but actually acting like the spotlight.
Magnifying the wood details and supporting the three dimensional appearance of the unique wood piece the resin helps permanently storing the fingerprints of this protected personality.
If you are a mass producer probably this would not be your favorite combination. You have to work together with every single piece of wood and you can hardly set the rules. If your creative artist side dominates your producing side then that will easily sneak into your favorite method. Even similar purpose pieces prepared in quantities have different feelings. A foot rest of a bar stool is now shaping up on the artist’s mood. Everyday you need another good idea.