DIY Framed Chalkboard

7 Materials
4 Hours

This project was born while completing the One Room Challenge for our game room. In true Zoe fashion, I thought it was a great idea to add another project while already being behind on our to-do list.There was an empty space above the high top table and we thought we needed to add something to the space. Rather than spending $125 on a chalkboard from Target that wasn't quite the right size, we decided to add this project to our list! Luckily it doesn't take too long to complete!
Alright, let's start DIYing!
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1. Measure the long side of your chalkboard, it should be 36", but it's always good to double-check the measurement. Cut you 1x6x6 down to 36" or whatever your long chalkboard measurement came out to be. Then cut a total of 5 - 36" pieces from your 1x2s. This will make up of 3 support boards, and two trim boards. Then cut your last two trim boards which should measure 25.5".
2. Use Liquid nails to attach your 3 support boards to the back of your chalkboard. Place along either long edge of the chalkboard and one in the middle.
3. Sand your trim and front boards.
4. Stain your boards.
5. Go back to your support boards and drill a pocket hole on each of the ends. For the two boards on the sides, drill pocket holes that will be used to attach the trim boards to the back.
6. Attach your trim boards to the chalkboard by screwing in the pocket holes.
7. Flip your framed chalkboard over. You can stop here if you wanted a simple framed chalkboard, but if you want some storage baskets, keep following along.
8. Glue and clamp your 1x6 boards to the bottom trim board. You can add a few nails on either side of the 1x6 board to secure it further.
9. Position your baskets on the chalkboard.
10. Screw your baskets on the front of the chalkboard.
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  • Jessica
    on Jan 5, 2020

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! Fab idea!

  • Lisa West
    on Jan 12, 2020

    This would look great in a command center wall to. Looks great. Enjoy and make those memories.

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