Tutorial: a wooden and concrete dish drainer

Tutorial: a wooden and concrete dish drainer

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Among the uninspiring objects in our kitchens, the dish drainer certainly holds the palm of gold. Perhaps it is because of the chore it announces, or because of its design little worked to promote practicality, but one thing is certain: it is rarely highlighted. Today, we are going to learn how to make a designer dish rack in wood and concrete, to say goodbye to gloom and hello to modernity!


- a wooden board about 400 cm long, 1.3 cm wide and 1.3 cm thick - a wooden board about 160 cm long, 4 cm wide and 1.3 cm d '' thickness - a saw - 48 screw hooks - sanding paper - a tape measure - quick setting mortar - a pencil Budget: around 20 € Duration: 2 hours (not including the concrete drying time)


1. Start by cutting the pieces of wood to the following dimensions: - 12 pieces of 33 x 1.3 cm in the board of 400 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm; - 24 pieces of 7 x 1.3 cm in the board of 400 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm; - 4 pieces of 8.5 x 4 cm in the board of 160 x 4 x 1.3 cm; - 4 pieces of 31 x 4 cm in the 160 x 4 x 1.3 cm board.
2. On the 33 cm pieces, screw two hooks at each end 1 cm and 3 cm from the edge respectively. These hooks, once in the mortar, will fix the pieces of wood to the mortar base.
3. Take the 4 cm wide pieces and build two rectangles. These are formwork for concrete.
4. Prepare the mortar mixture by carefully following the instructions. Be careful not to put too much water.
5. Fill the two forms with the mortar, then position the 33 cm pieces by inserting the hooks into the mixture. Separate the 33 cm pieces with 7 cm pieces as in the photo in order to obtain regular gaps.
6. When the mortar is completely dry, remove the formwork. Depending on the desired finish, possibly apply a layer of special cement varnish to give a polished concrete look.


So, don't you find your dishes super classy now that they are displayed on this beautiful dish rack? This object is also 2-in-1, since you can also use it as a trivet!

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