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AW Extra 8/8/13 - Foam Finishing Stand-Offs

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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 foam’s thickness.

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.