Epoxy Resin Waterfall River Table – Just Kidding It’s Crayons :)

you know how sometimes you have an idea
that you know is bad but you do it anyway so I initially had this idea a
few months ago I was working on something in my garage and I saw a few
broken crayons sitting in the house and I thought I wonder what would happen if
I melted and inlaid these in some wood in fact this shot is my initial test
from that day flash-forward a couple months I’m in my
new shop I finally got things mostly organized
and now I can give it a real shot so if I’m being honest I was probably about
75% certain that this would work at all actually that’s not true if you asked me
to break it down beforehand I would have said that there’s about a 5% chance that
it’ll go flawlessly a 5% chance that it will completely fail and a 90% chance
that it’ll work out but that there will be some compromises along the way a few
bumps and bruises and maybe a couple of regrets kind of like life oh and naysayers let me save you the
trouble this is a terrible idea it’s impractical
it’s gimmicky it’s arguably a waste of wood but it was also a lot of fun and
that’s worth something a lot actually so so far you just been
seeing me mill up my walnut and prep it for gluing into one larger slab here I’m
over using some dominoes because I want to make sure that both of the boards
stay perfectly coplanar after I gloom up after it was dry took one more really
light pass on the planer and that was really just to get rid of any glue
squeeze-out so this one board is gonna give me the
top and both of the legs so what I’m doing in this shot is sort of dividing
it into sections so that I know where each of the break points is gonna be
that way I can plan out where I want my crayon river to flow where I wanted to
stop and start and so forth the next thing I did was take a sharpie and
roughly trace out said River then my first idea was to use the edge of my
sander to start carving out the path and as you’re gonna see in the next shot I
ended up abandoning this method but the reason that I went with it is that I
thought it was gonna come out looking more natural but it was kind of slow so
I figured I’d just route it instead and this worked fine it has a sort of
planned organic look that feels random enough while my main river was cooling I
decided to play around with blending techniques on some plywood there was a
definite middle ground that I was going for
I wanted the colors to blend a little but not too much kind of like a marbling
where any to meet also if you watch closely here you can actually see the
wax turn back into a solid kind of cool once my wax was significantly solid I
came back with a card scraper and remove anything that spilled over the edge and
you can see in this shot that the wax actually sits below the top of the wood
and the reason for that is that I thought it would be easier to get
everything level with the planer rather than by hand and I’d rather remove the
wood with the plainer than wax going through the planer caused one little
blemish but luckily it’s pretty easy to repair this stuff
and I can hear what you’re thinking why not leave the cran wax low and do the
top in a clear resin or epoxy so I actually tried that on a test piece and
it ended up causing more problems at least for me what it ended up doing was
pulling up the wax entirely and I think you could get around that if you did a
really thick coat of epoxy but that would have a totally different look so
maybe for another day all right now let’s turn this thing into a table or a
waterfall coffee table more specifically actually that might not be technically
correct but in any case a table where the grain stays consistent where it
transitions from top to leg and doing this is pretty simple to explain but
it’ll be even easier with an animation so basically I’m going to cut a pair of
bevels where the legs meet the top then on one of the legs we’ll flip it around
and back bevel it and then do the same to one end of the
top after that we can tilt our blade back up
to 90 degrees and cut our legs to their final length and then we can assemble it
all so this pretty much all went exactly as
planned except that cutting wood generates heat
and heat melts wax so this is where the one major blemish of this table occurred
but we’ll try to fix that later try being the operative word there now this clamping situation might look a
little weird but what I’m doing is using the tape method that you seem to use
plenty of other times and then using a strap clamp and some squares to apply
pressure to make sure that the joints are at 90 degrees after it was dry I
came back and reinforced these with some dominoes and you could definitely get by
without this but I had an idea for an extra little color pop by shortening the
Domino’s and bearing them below the surface and then filling the mortis with
some more current and while I’m doing that let’s take a minute to think this
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description all right thanks expressvpn the next thing that I decided to do was
use my branding iron to deboss my logo and then I wanted to fill that up with
some more cracks turns out that sanding ruined that idea
I think it was just too shallow and thin after that I tried to fix the problem
area at the corner by melting some cran into it and then scraping it flat and
this didn’t really work that said I don’t doubt that it could I was sort of
worried about overworking things at this point so I figured best to just live
with the gap then to make things worse after that it was on the sanding and
finishing and when you stand it’s gonna really dull the cran but after you put
on your maker brand simple finish with wax gonna come right back to life you one of the most important processes or
activities that enables growth at least in my opinion is experimentation that is
when you have an idea be it good or bad you have the luxury to
explore it and see where it might lead and that was something that was really
missing from my life a few months ago because I’ve working full time while
simultaneously trying to meet all the deadlines in my upload schedule I
couldn’t really play with things basically knowing that any misstep could
set me back a couple of days meant that I couldn’t afford myself any missteps in
other words the freedom to fail and of everything that’s changed for me that
arguably could be the biggest difference maker in wherever I end up in a few
months or a few years from now it really feels like for the first time in my life
anything that I want to do or try a crayon special thanks to Josh Logue
Brent young Andrew Hayden Robin Mohamed andreas pallidus and the rest of my
patreon members for making these videos possible if it weren’t for you I
wouldn’t be able to do a lot of the things that I’m doing experimenting with
stupid ideas like melting crayons into a table I wouldn’t have the confidence to
do it because I wouldn’t have the freedom to fail so thank you for giving
me that freedom and if you want to find out how you can support the show too
just click the patreon link in the description and as always no pressure
alright thanks for watching thanks for subscribing and I’ll see you in the next


  • Chris Salomone

    If you liked this video. Check out this one – https://youtu.be/pCi8u_fXTfI
    Different but similar idea where I inlay LEGO into a concrete table top πŸ™‚

  • metin kabak

    too much creativity ,thanks for sharing

  • panjualede

    a lot of work, both doing wood and editing… good channel

  • Breaking Toast

    I would love that in my lounge

  • yeung jasper

    imagine seating on it , and the crayons melt under ur butt

  • Pavel Vanek

    To use wax fot this purpose is not a good idea. We saw how easily it got off. If I did it I would use coloured epoxide. But here was an ad for whatever it was.

  • Vishwas Patel

    Worried about someone's warm fart!!!!!!!

  • Luke Laro

    comes to watch crayons melt, learns a life lesson instead.

  • rebor Age

    First Song please? Seasons" by Taku Yabuki? I can not find it

  • superdavidbrothers

    Nice dude, how did you make the yellow at the end of the table so that it doesn't drip all the way down to the table and make a huge mess??

  • Julian R

    The random resin and wood guy is selling me a VPN, wtf is going on.

  • yoyo

    looks stupid.

  • KantraScepter

    clicked on this to downvote and dip

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  • Ben Rosati

    That speech at the end was d e e p asf

  • SlimCentral // Slimcognitodudes vids

    I thought the thumbnail was the new Razer table

  • Hundred Years Boar

    wonder what these guys will make when this fad is over

  • Wendy Nation

    That voice over was rly very terrible.

  • Oliver Williamson

    Or you could just… you know… paint a table ?

  • Orionox

    you think you could actually do this with epoxy?


    The music really makes me want to play Sims. This video is fun though!

  • Michael Dealumina

    Bro, youre hoddie and machines makes me swetty, =/ Please donΒ΄t do that =)

  • Fluttershy Pegasus

    This is neat! So pretty!❀

  • Jo jo

    Why is it that people stain the wood after it's built instead of doing it before? I don't have any experience with this stuff so I wouldn't know

  • Le-Grande

    It's really stupid unless you'd cover it in some transparent material haha

  • Jxshua Yuzn

    I wanna do this but I dont have the tools

  • Phil D

    "And that's worth something … a lot actually."
    I would have loved to see this table but that was the cringe that broke the camel's back.

  • Tokyo Warfare

    those saws make me pretty nervous….

  • Duka Duka

    wow so cool😐

  • TheRealSamPreece

    i feel like I'm playing sega gt 2002 with this music lol

  • CreepinWhileYouSleepin

    This is a really fantastic idea. Also I like that you use smooth jazz and not chill hop garbage for the background.

  • Anthony G

    pc gamers be like: RGB COFFEE TABLE

  • Shiraz200SX

    jesus christ you made a table, you're not fucking ghandi. no one came here for life advice. stick to the woodwork.

  • Aaron D

    Why do you sound so unsure about this idea the whole time as if you already believe it's not great or you think we're going ti think it's not great. Stand by your ideas, experimentation or not.

  • Aaron D

    I actually gagged at the end pun.

  • Corey DeBacker

    I was going to sub until I heard the pun at the end…

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  • nimmala simhachalam

    Wow he flexin on us with Crayola 96 pack

  • i rly wanna die

    exceptionally gay. thank you

  • Claimer

    coulda just spilt a multi-flavoured milkshake on top.

  • soon

    this feels like a PBS video lol
    but this was dope man

  • Aziath

    I can smell that thing from here

  • ButterKing -28

    This was in my recommended and now you earned +1 subscriber!

  • Jeremy Roberts



    10:01 hmmmm

  • Shane

    I wanna try to make something like this but i'm still stuck at cloning myself for two extra hands

  • nedthegreat6

    that was a great idea, all great inventors had to fail alot to make something wonderful, so keep on trying new things no matter how silly they sound in your head

  • quantum life

    plz zip tie that hoody when you deal with power tools such tabelsaw

  • john smith

    thats beautiful

  • Aaron Arocho

    kinda like life so cringe

  • Gun Runner

    Next time do color and sniff crayons.

  • Gonzalo Diaz

    that is a beautifoul work, i really love to have a desk like that

  • Thomas Takeshita

    Wow! this would be great if it wasn't for the voiceover. I guess I could just mute the video and stop complaining. So that's what I'll do. Fuck it I'll even put on some of my favorite songs. 10/10 video.

  • Macro Cosmos Microscopy

    Right, that happens when you melt crayons…

  • Mark Schear

    Just don't set it in a sunny spot😁

  • Brett Christie

    :T Perhaps it is a bad idea….. but… I just think it looks so cool!! I dunno if it is more because I love crayons, or because I love lots of colour, particularly vibrant ones in contrast against more muted ones. But I'd totally love a table like this.

  • Ryouhei Sumitomo

    i want to see razer green

  • Johku

    Oh my gosh it's amazing!

  • anthony ryan

    cool table but I wish he would shut up talking.

  • Hawk Light

    10 minutes and 1 second
    Chris: gotta get that ad revenue

  • Ali Aziz

    This isn't DIY, Its Art!!!

  • Russell Koutsouros

    skip to 3:20 to get to the crayons

  • CoolFAMVlog

    PrivateInternetAccess is way better.

  • talal zahid

    bro youre overthinking this. the table turned out good lol what the hell are you talking about your life and its deeper meaning

  • toonimations

    u deserve more subs

  • pessimistic rat

    β€œyou know how sometimes you have an idea that you know is bad but you do it anyway?” yeah like- all of my art..

  • bros138_psn

    Clicking off the video just because he said cran

  • I am Depressing

    Well since no one said it…, happy pride month y’all

  • Wulter Wuyt

    ubi se čmaaaaar

  • Aray Beezy

    nice table with gay pride jizz stain.

  • Ed Lobo

    I really like it

  • Jeetenbh Palle


  • gee man

    rule #6 limber up

  • DannyTDP


  • Steve White

    Who's the other guy, your identical twin?

  • PrecutChicken52

    what wood did you use? or suggest?


  • Grace Reilly

    I vibe with you so hard

  • Precisionist1

    What a bunch of self centered people you all are. The crayon inlays are for the "special" kids to eat with their coffee duhhh then you melt some more for them πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ–οΈ4πŸŒπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦

  • Jonathan K

    Bro… Wait till you have kids, you will have less time. Just enjoy your freedom! Love the table!

  • Jonathan K

    What happened 6 months or year later? How does it look

  • Ben P

    I love the random shot where you duplicate! Also the thoughtful narration is something different for a channel like this, I dig it.

  • Salazar Payne

    The soy is strong with this one.

  • Elliot Griffith’s-moore

    Your saying crayon wrong

  • Miguel David

    Chris, I really liked this table. You have managed to get out of the ordinary place! In such turbulent times here in Brazil, the Hobbye of working with woodworking has been helping me a lot to keep my head in place! Hugs from Brazil!

  • Ana Champ

    Does anyone have a link to the second song it’s so beautiful

  • Jose Bezerra Santos

    Verdadeira obra de Arte. ParabΓ©ns

  • 40 Drawers

    Loved it! Different and fun, sprinkled with problem solving πŸ˜€πŸ§‘πŸ‘

  • David Guerra

    Why was the layer of epoxy over the crayon not used? I'm thinking that I would even pour the epoxy over the melted crayon, even though it wouldn't totally mix. Of course, another question is whether an epoxy/crayon mix is something that works.

  • Banana Fingerguns

    Cray-on not cran

  • Planeta Tera

    You make it look like it's going to be a total mess, but in the end, it's awesome! Great work!

  • Jemma J

    Cute and creative

  • brad spriggs

    Very cool vid and concept.

  • Jonathan Martin

    That so cool 😎. There table so beautiful color.. that so awesomely.. πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ€–πŸ€–πŸ€–πŸ¦„πŸ€™πŸ»πŸ€™πŸ»πŸ€™πŸ»πŸ€™πŸ»πŸ€™πŸ»πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»you so awesomely 😁😎😎😎😎😎😎

  • Maurice

    will the crayons just last forever?

  • Yianni Gavalas

    What kind of router bit was used to make the river?

  • Vivek Singh

    may be u could have used clear appoxy on the top of crayon liquid to make it permanent

  • retarius0101

    0:55 please bolt your machine down to the floor, that's a disaster waiting to happen

  • T B

    Just wonderful watching your video, you have the most awesome tools!

  • Yash MB

    Man this was one of the most brilliant coffee table I ever seen! That rainbow river effect is magnificent! I am subscribing to the channel and hope to see more brilliant ideas.

  • dedk35

    liked the idea but hated that shitty Advertisement you did in the middle, so take my thumbs down πŸ™‚


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