Really!!! A Glow in the Dark Dish Rack From Slat Bed Frames???

8 Materials
3 Hours
Today, I have decided to create a nice glow in the dark dish rack from some slat bed frames found in my neighbourhood. ( I am amazed by all the things we are throw away).

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Ruki has been designed to slide across our sink. This design can be adapted to fit different sized sinks and is made from solid slat bed frames wood.

1- Before working the slats, I will advise you to start to clean them and reduce their thickness with the planer.
2- Then when this is done, you can start to cut each board with your table saw.
3- Take your sink measurements to mark the outside and inside borders of your rack.

Some of you have been asking information about the little guy in the sink called Buddy drain stop so here are 2 links to get them:

4- Mark short notches on the larger slats to help the rack to slide nicely  over the sink.
5- Cut each slat accordingly to the needed design.Here I have used my scroll saw to cut the slats also the small pieces that I will use as dividers.
6- After those cuts, use your drill press to create small holes where you will insert the epoxy resin
7- Sand and tape each pieces, then insert the epoxy
8- When the resin dries, sand it again to remove extras and smooth the edges.
9- Glue each pieces according to the desired design and let dry...
10- Sand again to adjust any inconsistency then apply varnish or lacquer
And here you are with a nice and DIY Glow in the dark Dish Rack!

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Mr ATC for another idea of housing

Suggested materials:

  • Table saw   (Home store)
  • Belt sander   (Home store)
  • Wood glue   (Home store)
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  • Missy Burch Missy Burch on Aug 26, 2017
    i've tried doing the glow in the dark epoxy numerous times & i can never get it to work. what is the secret? did i just get bad powder?

  • Ann Ann on Aug 26, 2017
    Great project! My question is off topic, but....What about the side of your sink that looks like a that built in or did you find the perfect size?

  • Kerry Trout Kerry Trout on Aug 26, 2017
    Why do I need it to glow in the dark?


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