How To Make Your Own Glow-In-The-Dark Table With Photoluminescent Resin

How To Make Your Own Glow-In-The-Dark Table With Photoluminescent Resin 1

Glow in the dark tables have people under the impression that they are expensive and too fancy. The fact of the matter is that this stylish table can be built at home for cheap. All you need is an appropriate set of tools of the trade. Meet Mike Warren who has a blog called Man Crafts where he wrote a post explaining how one can make a glow in the dark table. The very rudimentary elements to set it up include resin, Photo-luminescent powder as well as Pecky Cyprus wood.

Glow in the dark

Tables can cost hundreds and thousands of bucks these days but if you follow Mike’s instructions, these can save you quite a lot of money. The details posted by Mike include making these tables by mixing resin with Photo-luminescent powder along with filling in the holes on the Pecky Cypress wood. Mike mentioned that the project was conceived once Mike looked for Pecky Cypress in the aisles at a lumber store. He explained that he had never seen such a thing before and wanted to make something with it.

Pecky Cypress wood

Pecky Cypress wood is usually harmed by fungal growth which leads to holes as well as knots formed as the wood rots. The parts of the wood which are damaged can be fixed by removing them with the help of a hand tool. Then the excessive debris can be blown away using with compressed air. When you glue together the table, leave it to dry for a while and then fill the holes with glow in the dark resin mix.

Glow in the dark table

A special prepping process is needed for the resin. Mike had bought casting resin along with glow in the dark powder that he suggests everyone to use. If one adds more glowing agent, the final appearance seems even more shiny and glittery. There are a number of different colours of glow powder one can choose from. The table then needs sunlight to charge and glow. Thus, it is best to sit it next to a window so that it can absorb as much sunlight as possible.

You can have this table ordered from Mike here.