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A DIY Glow In The Dark Table Makes For Delightful Dusk Dinners

Mike Warren builds a lot of unique things. One of his latest projects is a glow in the dark table made from Pecky Cypress hardwood.

The trick is to mix photoluminescent powder with a clear casting resin, and use the mixture to fill in the naturally occurring grooves in the Pecky Cypress. After a little sanding and a few coats of polyurethane, you’ve got yourself one mind-blowing glow in the dark table.

You could use this for outdoor dining, or attach a few angle brackets and make an eye-catching shelf.

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The powder charges in sunlight, and will glow a deep blue for about twenty minutes in complete darkness.

The Pecky Cypress hardwood might be hard to find though. It’s only sold in a few stores in the US, and one would-be builder said prices are around $20 per board foot. Here’s a few places you might be able to find the lumber online:

You’ll also need some blue glow powder and clear casting resin. Take a look at a few photos of the build and watch Mike in action in the video below.

Here’s what the Pecky Cypress looks like to begin with.

Here's what the Pecky Cypress looks like to begin with

Sanding the Pecky Cypress before adding the resin.

Sanding the Pecky Cypress before adding the resin

Filling in the grooves with casting resin.

Filling in the grooves with casting resin

The completed table.

Completed glow in the dark table made from Pecky Cypress

Glow in the dark table from above

Pecky Cypress glow in the dark table

Watch how Mike built his stunning glow table below.

httpv://youtu.be/KeskG-bFG9o

 

If you like the idea of making the table, but would prefer to buy one straight away, you can do so through Mike’s Etsy store here. The table is made to order, and the price varies depending on size.

See the entire build plan here.




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