I wanted to make a baseball side table to use up some of my not-so-valuable baseball cards.
How I made my baseball side table
I went out and bought the 22″ x 22″ LACK side table.
Then, picked out 1970’s – 80’s Baseball cards of players I remembered. After sorting through them and organizing the “right” layout on top of the table, it was time to fix them into place.
I used a hot glue to affix the baseball cards to the table top. Remember to wipe clean the table and let it dry first to avoid any other material sticking onto your cards.
Then, I used white glue, 3 parts with 1 part water and applied it to the cards’ faces.
Once dried I used an Epoxy Resin mix to seal the table.
Create a border all around the LACK table to contain the resin.
Let it cure for 24 hours at least and there you have it. A functional table that would be a great conversation piece at parties.
~ Steve, New York
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