What do you do if you LOVE the ocean but don’t live by the beach? You bring the ocean to your living room! 

JZ broke the last coffee table in an epic DIY fail several months ago (tip: never iron on a glass surface), so that gave us the perfect opportunity to make something new. As soon as she stumbled across videos of people creating amazing seascapes with resin, it was all over. 

It turns out that making a resin ocean is harder than we thought. But after months of practice and a couple of weeks for the build and pour, we’re proud to have a shiny new resin ocean coffee table. Best of all, it has hidden storage, and we built it completely from scratch. Find out how we did it in the video below:


Resin Stuff  (Amazon links = affiliate links)
Pro Marine Countertop Epoxy: https://amzn.to/35ZnHi6
Turquoise Pigment: https://amzn.to/2FZkbtg
Medium Blue Pigment: https://amzn.to/2RnhLdu
Dark Blue Pigment: https://amzn.to/2Nx07CK
Foam White Pigment Paste: https://www.mermaidtrash.com/product-page/resin-pigment-paste-foam-white
Sand: The Beach 😉
Tyvek Tape (on board): https://amzn.to/3ak4Dyc
Heat Gun: https://amzn.to/2R3IbC6
Bernzomatic Torch: https://amzn.to/2Rrk2Ei + https://amzn.to/3706p5y
Mixing Cups: https://amzn.to/2RiDRxq
Mixing Sticks: https://amzn.to/2tgKatK
Chop paint brushes: https://amzn.to/30tUt9H
Gloves: https://amzn.to/2TuHzH1
Plastic drop cloths: https://amzn.to/2tqbk1c
Tarp: https://amzn.to/30qJCxt
Trowel: https://amzn.to/2svB1gg

Wood and Other Building Materials (Amazon links = affiliate links):
Hairpin Legs: https://amzn.to/2FYziTO
Wood Glue: https://amzn.to/2uPBM4y
Sliding Shelf/Tray: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/komplement-pull-out-tray-white-50433987/
2″x1” board
Wood Screws
Packing tape
Spray Paint
Latex Paint

Tools Used (Amazon links = affiliate links):
Jigsaw: https://amzn.to/2Nz2LIq
Power Sander: https://amzn.to/2synPHF
Speed Square: https://amzn.to/3705P7S
Router: https://amzn.to/2uX8yRv (will need rounding bit)
Circular Saw: https://amzn.to/38iq3Kv
Drill: https://amzn.to/375oC1y
Impact Driver: https://amzn.to/2NvW4qb
Right Angle Adapter for Impact Driver: https://amzn.to/2FY9eIy
Level: https://amzn.to/36Zzj60
Measuring Tape: https://amzn.to/38c8U4Y
Screwdrivers: https://amzn.to/2QYURdk
Clamps: https://amzn.to/2uanLhO
Sandpaper: https://amzn.to/2Twg2VS

If you prefer written instructions…

If you prefer written instructions, we have you covered! Check out our instructable via the link below:

Epoxy Resin Ocean Coffee Table with Hidden Ikea Drawers

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Make a resin ocean coffee table - full video from Just Might DIY!


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