Transform Blind Slats into Finishing Standoffs

The quest for the perfect standoff for raising freshly finished projects off a dust-ridden shop surface never ends. I stumbled across this cost-free solution. I took old plastic Venetian blind slats, shaped a section into a rough circle shape, and pinned the ends together with a single staple (the slats tend to take their own shape.) The stapled slats provide all the compressive strength you need to hold most any reasonable size workpiece during the curing process. After use, I hook the standoffs on a long hook or nail or discard used up ones.

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