Utilizing epoxy resin in woodworking projects is a great application of modern materials into a classic furniture.  For instance, epoxy resin is a material that can be used to repair reclaimed wood.

Epoxy resin is a great adhesive, and it can replace wood glue.

From Youtube The Homestead Craftsman

 Here’s another video in my series on making farm tables. I show you how I do a simple repair to the edges of my reclaimed lumber when making table tops. I use an age old tradition called a dutchman, which is basically cutting out the damaged area and replacing it with a piece of wood. I demonstrate doing so in a oak flooring board from a barn, where the board was notched out around a post. I cut out a dovetail shape and replace it with a piece of lumber cut to fit. Enjoy.