DIY Concrete Backsplash And Dish Rack
Make a concrete back splash that doubles as a dish rack
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Design the backsplash in pieces and use Legos to mock up the design
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Flip the pieces upside down & build molds around them.Use flat tile Lego bricks to line mold inside
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Pour Quikrete Countertop Mix into mold. Use stick to push it down. Vibrate with Orbital sander
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Let concrete cure for 3 days. Use needle nose pliers to remove stuck Legos
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Separate Lego pieces and put them in a mesh bag
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Put mesh bag with cup of vinegar in the washing machine. Set water temperature to cold
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Large mesh bags are best.A few pieces of concrete can be embedded in Lego but you can still use them
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Check the fit of the first piece and move on to the next
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Cut 1/2” thick Maple to make racks to insert into the concrete pieces for your larger dishes
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Sand the pieces with an Orbital sander
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Glue pieces together
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Add stainless steel screws
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For unusually shaped dishes make a peg board system by drilling 1/4” holes on a board
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Finish the wood pieces with a food grade sealer meant for cutting boards
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Seal the concrete pieces with Quikrete water proofing sealer
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Check that the pieces fit. Pour water in them to make sure they drain in the right direction
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Use silicone to install the pieces, so you can remove for cleaning
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Use silicone to seal joints between the pieces
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Add the peg board and the maple insert
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If concrete pieces break when removing from mold, glue them with Quikrete Anchoring Epoxy
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Use silicone to glue all pieces to countertops and back wall
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For more details visit Homemade-Modern.com
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Quikrete Anchoring Epoxy
Quikrete Countertop Mix Gray
Lego Bricks