How to Build A Wall-Mount Chalkboard Organizer
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- Table Saw
- Miter Saw
- Nail Gun
- (x2) 1×3″ Pine Board
- (x1) 1×2″ Pine Board
- 2×4′ Chalkboard Handy Panel (or use chalkboard paint on a scrap piece)
- (x5)- 1/2″ Dowel Rods (24″)
- 1″ and 2″ 16 gauge finish nails
Want a standing chalkboard sign? Get the plans here.
Lets’s dive right, shall we ?
We will begin by assembling the outer frame using the 1×3″ pine boards. I attached mine in the corners using wood glue and 2″ 16 gauge finish nails.
Next we will be be cutting and installing the brackets. These will all be made from the 1×2″ boards. These are a little tricky, so PLEASE reference the diagrams below. Notice they are not 45 degree angles, they are 15 degree cuts, (with 1/2″ spaces in between boards, this is where the dowel rods will rest) and the boards that meet in the corners are 45 degree miter cuts.
*When installing, center the 1×2″ boards on the 1×3″ board. ( This should create a 1/2″ gap on either side of the 1×2, so you can install your chalkboard backing.)
I installed my 1×2″ boards using wood glue and 1″ 16 gauge finish nails.
After all the side pieces are cut and installed, you will cut and install the bottom support. The board should be cut 24″ with 45 degree miter cuts. (Long point to long point)
The last thing you will need to cut is the dowel rods. These will need to be cut down to 24″ long.
Last step, is making it your own! Fill the nail holes with filler and then sand until smooth. Then finish of with your favorite finish. ( I used Jacobean by Minwax on mine.)
You can hang this any number of ways, but I chose to install brackets on the sides and tie a piece of rope to them creating a place to hang mine. If you prefer you can always simply attach hanging brackets to the back of the unit.
That is all there is to it! Personalize it, use it, love it!
See more from Corey over at Sawdust 2 Stitches:
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plus see more functional wall decor ideas here:
Corey is the voice and grunt labor behind Sawdust 2 Stitches, she freely professes, that she has a problem... She CANNOT leave well enough alone.
She can typically be found hunched over a sewing machine and/or covered in sawdust. All in the effort to create a perfect balance of aesthetics and practicality in her home.