How To Make Acrylic Tray

How To Make Acrylic Tray

Date:Aug 09, 2019

how to make acrylic tray?


First of all, decide how large you want your tray to be. This tray is 30x20x5cm in size. You need to measure out the base, two side panels, plus a panel for the top and bottom. I used a ruler and a marker pen to mark on the acrylic plastic coating where I needed to make cuts.


The perfect product to create this DIY acrylic tray is Gorilla Contact Adhesive Clear. The tray requires the strongest hold possible, but the glue can not be white or yellow-tinged as you would see it through the acrylic. Gorilla Contact Adhesive Clear bonds metal, glass, fabric, wood, ceramic, leather, paper and plastic (not recommended for use on polyethylene or polypropylene plastics) and holds in seconds with a permanent bond.


To build my tray I applied a thin layer of Gorilla Contact Adhesive Clear to the base of my side panels, plus the base edge. I wanted a repositionable bond so waited 1 minute after application before placing it to the base of the tray. I then had 2-4 minutes to be able to move the piece if it was too far left or right of where it need to be. When it was in the right place, I held both pieces together, quickly wiped away any excess glue with a damp cloth, then waited a short while until the Contact Adhesive had adhered. Once the tray was complete, I left it untouched in a safe place for 24 hours for the Contact Adhesive to fully cure.


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