Tutorial: a dish drainer in wood and concrete

Exit your tristounet drainer, learn to make a modern and trendy dish rack, wood and concrete!

Among the uninspiring items in our kitchens, the dish drainer certainly holds the golden palm. Maybe it’s because of the drudgery he announces, or because of his little worked design to promote practicality, but one thing is certain: it is rarely highlighted. Today, we will learn how to make a dish rack design wood and concrete, to say goodbye to the gloom and hello to modernity! 

The material

– 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 thick
– a saw
– 48 hooks to screw
– sanding paper
– a tape measure
– rapid setting mortar
– a pencil
Budget: around $20
Duration: 2 hours (not counting concrete drying time)
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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 board of 160 x 4 x 1.3 cm.
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2. On the 33 cm pieces, screw two hooks at each end to 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.
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3. Take pieces 4 cm wide and build two rectangles. These are the forms for concrete.
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4. Prepare the mortar mix following the instructions exactly. Be careful not to put too much water.
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5. Fill both forms with the mortar, then position the 33 cm pieces by inserting the hooks into the mix. Separate 33 cm pieces with 7 cm pieces as shown in the photo to obtain regular gaps.
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6. Once the mortar is dry, remove the formwork. Depending on the desired rendering, apply a layer of special cement varnish to give a waxed concrete appearance.
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In the end

So you do not find it super classy your dishes now that it is exposed on this beautiful drainer? This object is also 2-in-1, since you can also use it as a trivet!
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