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A Man Pours Glowing Goo Into Rotten Wood. The Results? Out Of This World!

by Elyse Wanshel
Elyse is a Senior Writer at LittleThings.com. She enjoys tacos, kickboxing, and naming animals. In fact, she named two of her mother’s six cockatiels Mr. and Mrs. Featherbottom.

What happens when you pour clear goo mixed with glow powder into rotting wood? Well, if a Bulgarian kitty is a around, you get a bright blue cat.

If you’re Mike Warren, the mind behind the Man Crafts column at dollarstorecrafts.com, you can make something beautiful that will literally light up your next dinner party.

Warren decided to utilize the natural grooves in pecky cypress hardwood, and then he got the otherworldly idea to fill them with a glow-in-the-dark concoction of photoluminescent (AKA glow) powder and clear casting resin.

The result? Ethereal, glowing blue pools of cool.

How did he do it?

Check out the step-by-step process below and be sure to watch the video at the bottom to see Mike Warren’s incredible work. If you find this extraterrestrial-like DIY project as extraordinary as we do, make sure to SHARE it with anyone in your life that—like this table—glows from the inside out!

h/t: Instructables/Colossal

Step One: Prep the wood

Step One: Prep the wood

Step 2: Make the holes

Step 2: Make the holes

Warren specifically used a type of wood called “pecky cypress.” Pecky cypress is a rotted cypress wood that has been naturally damaged by an inner fungal growth. He picks the wood out of the holes to create crevices.

Step three: Sand the surface

Step three: Sand the surface

Make it purdy and smooth!

Step five: Pour in the goo!!!

Step five: Pour in the goo!!!

Warren mixed clear resin glue with glow powder to fill the gaps.

Step six: Let resin cure

Step six: Let resin cure

Then, he let it cure overnight.

Step seven: Do a glow test

Step seven: Do a glow test

Seems to be working to us!

Step eight: Enjoy!

Step eight: Enjoy!

Have a headless friend sit at the table and take a photo!

A close-up of the final product!!

A close-up of the final product!!

Steps below!

Please SHARE this article with people you know and watch the video of the table being made below!

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