LACKquarium: Decorating with Epoxy Resin

Epoxy Resin aquarium from IKEA LACK shelf

IKEA items used:
LACK shelf 1.90 mt

1. Open the LACK shelf on one large side and empty the content i.e. the cardboard/paper

2. Fill backside of LACK shelf with a LED lightstrip, and place the cables and adapter for the LEDstrip in the emptied body.

Epoxy Resin aquarium from IKEA LACK shelf

Epoxy Resin aquarium from IKEA LACK shelf

3. Tape aluminium tape (7,5 cms with) around the edges of the backside and fill this with approx. 5 cm epoxy resin as well as artificial waterplants and fishes.

4. Hang the LACKquarium on 4 strong hooks, and your lighted LACKquarium is a fact!

IKEA LACK shelf resin aquarium

IKEA LACK shelf resin aquarium

~ by Will Robben

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