How To Make a Museum Quality Totem Pole Using Epoxy Putty


In this video tutorial, Habitat™ Fire Safe flame rated epoxy is used to create a full size totem pole for a museum.  The epoxy putty is placed over a carved foam armature.

Free Form® Habitat® Fire Safe® epoxy putty is a high density epoxy sculpting putty that is flame rated (E84, Class A). Habitat® Fire Safe® is solvent-free and contains no VOC’s. Working time is 90 minutes and cure time is 16 hours at room temperature (73° F/23° C). Epoxy cures to a very hard, flame and heat resistant material that is easily painted. Habitat® Fire Safe does not contain any carcinogens (cancer causing agents).

Free Form® Habitat® Fire Safe® is suitable for interior and exterior theming applications and general sculpting. It is also certified ‘aquarium safe’ and is used by aquariums and zoos to make hyper-realistic trees, vines, rocks, coral and other display elements. 

Materials Used in this Tutorial

  • EPS Foam Blocks
  • Habitat™ Fire Safe Epoxy Putty
  • Habitat™ Mixing Powder
  • Body Double™ Standard Set Silicone Rubber
  • Superseal™ Liquid Sealer
  • Urethane Adhesive
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Carving Tools
  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Mixing Sticks and Containers
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Brushes