Foam Finishing Stand-Offs
To make a quick and easy drying rack, or to raise a project
off your bench while applying a finish, use blocks of
rigid foam insulation and drywall screws. For stability,
the screws should be no more than 1/2" longer than the
If you simply push the screws through, they’ll punch
out a chunk of foam on the back side. The answer: Turn
them through with a screwdriver.
This story originally appeared in American Woodworker April/May 2012, issue #159.