Introduction: Concrete Soap Dish DIY
Hello you! This Instructable is about how to make a modern concrete soap dish without borders. In my Video you also see how I made it. Have fun watching & reading! Let's go!
Step 1: Cut Wood to Size
Cut the wooden board to the desired size. I've chosen 8x8cm because it fits the best for the most soaps I use. The size you chose here will be the size of the soap dish at the end.
Step 2: Make Wood Grain Embossed
Take a chisel and hold it at an angle. Remove wood from where the wood grain is colored lighter. Give it a light sanding after finishing the work with the chisel.
Tip: Use Double-sided adhesive tape to stop piece from moving
Step 3: Saw the Sides
Use the saw to make 4 side pieces. The length should be the length of your base + the thickness of the wooden board but it's not important to be too exact if you arrange the sides the way it's shown in the picture. Use adhesive tape to tape everything together and make sure to cover very well where wood pieces meet.
Step 4: Paint With Oil
Use common household oil (or mold releasing product) to paint the inside of the mold. The oil helps the concrete not to stick to the mold.
Step 5: Pour Concrete
Mix concrete with water (the best amount of water for your concrete mix is written in product information on packaging) and pour it. I put in concrete until it was about 1cm thick. Shake it very well to make the air bubbles come out. Cover with a plastic foil and place it in a shady place. Wait for the concrete to cure. How Long it takes for the concrete to cute is also written on concrete mix packaging.
Step 6: Remove Form
Remove the mold after curing time. It should look similar to the one in the picture.
Step 7: Add Feet
Add little feet so that your sink won't scratch. I just cut little pieces from a hot glue stick and glued them to the bottom. I made the feet ~3mm thick.
Step 8: Seal the Soap Dish
Use a concrete sealer to seal your new soap dish. I used a matte lacquer and applied it twice.
Step 9: The Final
Choose your favorite soap and place it in your bathroom.
Enjoy & have a nice day.
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