Glow Wood





Introduction: Glow Wood

Making glow-in-the-dark wood.

So we've had a lot of artists, woodworkers and furniture makers ask us how to transform pieces of wood into glow-in-the-dark wonders.

We usually tell them its quite easy, then we thought it would be good idea to do a case-study of our own to prove just how straight forward it is...( we hope ! ).

Step 1.

Preparation of the wood to be given a Photo-Luminescent make-over. The trick is finding a suitable piece of wood. It needs to have a lot of surface imperfections ( knots, holes, splits and cracks ).

Once you clean out all loose bits, its time for a sanding down.

Step 2.

Once the wood was prepared, we sealed off the edges with tape and got to work mixing clear resin and Eli-Glow photo-luminescent pigment powder. The resin is self-levelling and free-flowing so it is able to penetrate the voids and gaps relatively easily.

Once poured and spread into the cracks and voids we left the resin to cure. The glow effect is visible in partial light right from the beginning, even before the resin sets hard.

Step 3.

Allow the resin to cure ( 8-12hrs ). Then remove the sealing tape and sand down any excess resin spills.

Your glow wood is now ready to go !.



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    Final sanding, can you help i have studied video got components the only thing is once the resin has cured i see the surplus is squeeged off but can this be sanded to just leave voids filled with pigment or would sanding leave scratch marks

    In Croatia i don't know where to buy this glow :(

    No problem, for Croatia you can order directly from our website :

    We use DHL Express to deliver to our customers in Croatia.

    Can this be used on wood for outside purposes?, i.e in different weather conditions?

    Hi there,

    Thanks for the enquiry.

    Yes it can be used outdoors as the resin is weatherproof once cured.

    thank you for the instructable! you mention australian stockists for the pigment in one of your other comments, are you able to provide some details on them?

    Hi Digitalsprawl,

    Thanks for the enquiry.

    Currently we don’t have Eli-Glow stockists in Australia but we have more and more customers buying it there.

    Currently we send the Eli-Glow from the U.K by postal service ( up to 500g in shipping weight ) or by DHL courier ( more than 500g ).

    If you let me know how much you are looking for I will provide a price incl. delivery.


    Aram ( )

    thank you, where do you get the pigment & resin?