What Use Can I Give to These Carboards?

Our washing machine just arrived and I think I can use these carboards to make something. We just moved in and have no furnitures or decorations yet. Any ideas?? Thanks!!
q what use can i give to these carboards, crafts, diy, repurposing upcycling
3.4" wide
q what use can i give to these carboards, crafts, diy, repurposing upcycling
45.5" long
  30 answers
  • Victoria D Victoria D on Oct 02, 2014
    paint them and hang on wall as a sculpture, you know crazy modern things. If there were many I wood use them in my ceiling.

  • Hope Williams Hope Williams on Oct 03, 2014
    Isn't that corner moulding?

  • Jackie MacDonald Jackie MacDonald on Oct 03, 2014
    Can you spray them black and use them to frame a giant quote or collection of smaller frames on a big wall?

    • Polly Zieper Polly Zieper on Oct 03, 2014
      @Jackie MacDonald Exactly what I was thinking- many of us pay for wooden moulding similar to this to make a 'frame' for a wall- you could put a quote in the frame, a smaller picture, a collection of small frames, lots of options. Please post a picture to show us what you decide!

  • Heddy F Heddy F on Oct 03, 2014
    They look pretty sturdy. They'd look gorgeous painted and installed using the red backed double stick tape from Michael's on wall corners as corner protectors. Cuts down on chipped corners!

  • John John on Oct 03, 2014
    If they're long enough, Maybe use them to frame a bethroom mirror. Paint and seal them to keep moisture out.

  • Tris Smith Tris Smith on Oct 03, 2014
    Cut in half and put a small table top on them.

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Oct 03, 2014
    Use a very sharp serrated knife to cut these in different lengths, paint them gold and randomny attach them to a board painted burgany, black, white, yellow...whatever color is in your scheme. It would be great wall art.

  • Pat Nolan Pat Nolan on Oct 03, 2014
    I like the idea of making a frame (miter the ends, connect. Spray paint) Or frames. Of various sizes.

  • Kelly French Johnson Kelly French Johnson on Oct 03, 2014
    I am so glad to see this post. I have 8 of them down in my craft dungeon and have no idea what to do with them, but refuse to part with them because I "KNOW" I will come up with something......... Ive had them since last January and have still not come up with anything, but I cant part with them )

  • RESAW RESAW on Oct 03, 2014
    Before you do anything with them use something on them to harden them. Otherwise they will fall apart. I'd use an oil based primer to start. Then use an oil based paint. Latex paint would probably soften them and they'd tear up.

  • Charlie Charlie on Oct 03, 2014
    Cut them in different lelengths, put hangers on the back and display your framed art or what ever on them

  • Becky D Becky D on Oct 03, 2014
    This is an interesting post for me... I work at a place that uses those to make range casings for shipment and would have an endless supply. They are pretty sturdy and a curious shape. I am dying to see what you end up doing with them... I do like the corner protector although they may be a bit too wide for that, big frame idea is pretty cool idea too but for me it won't work as I have no wall space.. good luck and post pics!

  • Country NaNa Country NaNa on Oct 03, 2014
    I think they would be great to use in making shadow boxes. along with other material...just a thought! :-)

  • Renee Hawkins Renee Hawkins on Oct 03, 2014
    they look like chair rails

  • Moccata Cardenas Moccata Cardenas on Oct 03, 2014
    Thank you alot!! It´s my first post in Hometalk and I´m very happy with all the feedback.I got many ideas from you. I´ll post the result later!!

  • Cindy Nixa Cindy Nixa on Oct 03, 2014
    I used these as legs on a vanity I made for my daughter. They are heavy enough to screw through. I used an old solid maple 24" x 20" stepping stool that had short legs and screwed these right to the outside of the stool legs. wrapped a piece of 8" wide corrugated cardboard around the outside of the stool (like a skirt) attached with hot glue and painted and decorated to match her room! Super sturdy, never tipped or bent and it was sitting on plush carpet.

  • Pat Zagami Pat Zagami on Oct 03, 2014
    If you want to harden them us Decoupage Finish and then paint.

  • Kelly B Kelly B on Oct 03, 2014
    Dang, and I think I finally threw those away when I moved. I too kept them for more than a year thinking there had to be something crafty I could do with them. Post pics with whatever you do!

  • Debra Debra on Oct 03, 2014
    Will make an awsome chair rail trim. Cut them even lengths, ie; 4 inches and standing them upright on a chair rail trim and top with another trim.

  • Karen Macy Karen Macy on Oct 03, 2014
    What about harding them with paint and and attach tonear ceiling as crown molding, I'm not sure maybe velcro??? they look just like trim.

  • Deanna Church Deanna Church on Oct 03, 2014
    I used a few of them when I painted cabinet doors. They allowed me to paint the front and all the edges without waiting.

  • Ivette Ivette on Oct 04, 2014
    I didn't make anything with mine but I repurposed them. In the garage I payed them on the floor so I could easily slide our large folding table in and out of a tight space without scratching the table edge. You can also use them as "running boards" anytime you don't want something sitting directly on the floor. I've had mine for 4 years and not affected by winter moisture seeping up through our garage floor.

  • Trish Davenport Trish Davenport on Oct 04, 2014
    Wow, how great to find this today. Yesterday I unpacked two bookcases for assembly and there were four of these in each box. I, too, told Hubby, I'm keeping these, they have to be good for something. Do we crafter's all think alike or what? I look forward to seeing some completed ideas. We are a great breed.

  • Jane R. Jane R. on Oct 04, 2014
    I have four of these that was in the box with my new dishwasher. They are so sturdy. I also kept them thinking they would be good for something. I'd love to see photos of finished items made with them.

  • Susan W Susan W on Oct 04, 2014
    paint them the color of your room run a curtain rod through and use them as a drape topper,you could use more than one to make it longer.

  • Cherie Cherie on Oct 04, 2014
    They actually look like door trim moulding! I used trim that looks a lot like this to edge a wall where the wall next to it around the corner had wallpaper. Kept the wallpaper edge from fraying!

  • Marcia Cantrell Marcia Cantrell on Oct 04, 2014
    I used these several years ago in my grandsons bedroom. After attaching to the wall horizonally, they were the perfect size for his collection of matchbox size Nascar models. Oh, also painted first to go with colors in his room!

  • Glyniss M Glyniss M on Oct 04, 2014
    little ledges for children's books or magazines

  • Rebecca Platt Rebecca Platt on Oct 04, 2014
    Yes, me too. Kept some for years and finally through them away. Love the idea for trime, and little ledges. Do post pics of whatever you do.

  • Carol Oswald Carol Oswald on Jan 14, 2015
    I just saw a project that these would be perfect for. Someone built their own "buffet"/sideboard type table, but VERY lightweight and put a tailored custom table cloth on it that went to the floor. It looked so elegant with the detailed table cloth (piping and layering) but underneath it was just 1x2 legs with a light weight plywood top. It was a good size and had a basic box with some cross bracing for the top to prevent plywood from bowing. I could see using these as the legs for a lightweight sideboard in a dining room to hold some pretty lamps and food at Thanksgiving. I will keep my eye open for some more of these. (maybe my husband kept the last ones!)