How to Build a Leveling Table for Resin Projects

A Great Accessory for Keeping Resin Projects Level!

I’ve just recently immersed myself into making cutting boards with wood and resin. Why did I wait so long? This is so fun! As much as I love my worktable, it clearly is NOT level (mainly because it is outside!). In order to keep my resin projects balanced in their molds, I made an adjustable table to keep those projects even and looking professional. This tutorial on how to build a leveling table is a project that can be made in less than an hour so you can quickly get back to creating!

how to build a leveling table


Notes About the Project:

  • Sanding is optional – I did but only because my scrap wood was a little rough
  • The table can be as big or as small as you’d like – feel free to adjust the size if needed!

Step One

Cut the 3/4″ plywood to size, if you haven’t already. Then, cut two 1×2 pieces the same length as the longer sides of the plywood. Secure the 1x2s to the plywood, covering the edges and framing the plywood, using glue and 2″ brad nails.

how to build a leveling table plywood base longer framing

Step Two

Measure the shorter sides and cut the 1x2s to fit. Secure these pieces to the plywood in the same manner as the length pieces, using glue and 2″ brad nails.

how to build a leveling table completed framing

Step Three

Cut four pieces of the 1x2s at 1-1/2″ long. These pieces are the feet, and will be secured to the bottom of the plywood in each corner between the side framing pieces using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

how to build a leveling table square feet in corners

Step Four

Locate the center of each of the feet and make a mark with a pencil. Drill a hole in the diameter and depth as indicated on the packaging for the adjustable furniture feet. For example, the directions on the package of adjustable feet I bought called for a 23/32″ diameter hole at 1-1/8″ deep to accommodate the threaded insert.

how to build a leveling table drill holes for the feet

Install the insert and the threaded foot as indicated in the manufacturer’s instructions.

how to build a leveling table installed adjustable foot

Step Five

Cover the top of the table with Tyvek tape, Mold Release tape or secure a silicone baking mat (<– affiliate link!) using double sided tape. I opted for the Tyvek tape because it is what I had on hand!

In the image below, you can see just how unlevel the work table is compared to the new adjustable table! This is going to help tremendously!

how to build a leveling table showing angle of work table

So there you go… the perfect table to keep your resin projects level as they dry! Have questions about the tutorial on how to build a leveling table? Leave a comment below!

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