If you are looking for a cool DIY project to brighten up your home, look no further than this brilliant glow-in-the-dark infilled wood table. Thanks to Mike Warren from Instructables, you can now make your own eye-catching piece of furniture that charges up with the sun then emits a stunning blue glow after dark. All you need is a rugged piece of wood, resin, photoluminescent powder, some tools and a love for making your own stuff!
To make this brilliant design you first need to get a piece of rugged wood. Mike uses ‘pecky cypress,’ which is naturally damaged by a fungi that causes cavities, but any uneven type of timber will do. Then clean up the cavities and sand the wood until its completely clean and dust free. After that make a mix of clear casting resin, its catalyst and glow-in-the-dark powder, which comes in many colors (Mike used blue).
Next pour the colored resin into the cavities and let it completely dry overnight. Clean up any excess resin, sand it and apply a durable glossy polyurethane finish. Then let it dry and charge it under the sun! For a step-by-step guide see the video above and check out Mike’s detailed instructions at Instructables here.