Ken Wingard shows us how to make a chic, modern and a little bit rustic DIY Penny Table.


  • Pennies
  • Table with lip edge
  • Superglue
  • Resin
  • Stir sticks
  • Disposable or silicone container
  • Gloves
  • Lighter, straw or heat gun
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil


  • Bar keeper’s friend
  • Mask or respirator


  1. Find the center of your table using a tape measure or ruler. Mark with a pencil.
  2. Place the pennies from the center of the table outward. Adhere them in place as you go with superglue.
  3. If you want the pennies to have a clean, uniformed, polished look, use bar keeper’s friend to clean and polish them. Make sure to remove any excess residue before the next step.
  4. Mix your resin according to the brand’s instructions. PRO TIP: Be sure to wear gloves and work in a well-ventilated area when working with resin. Wear a mask or respirator if you have sensitive lungs.
  5. Pour the resin onto the table.
  6. Pop any existing air bubbles in the surface of the resin. Either blow them out with a straw or hover the flame of a lighter over the surface of the resin. If you have a heat gun that also works.
  7. Allow the resin to cure for 24 hours then enjoy!
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