Hanging ChalkBoard

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Project by Doug Wilson posted 07-19-2009 08:12 PM 4571 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Browsing in some magazines I came across the concept of a blackboard. The picture that I saw had one embedding into a door. I thought long and hard about tearing up a door and then mounting a chalkboard inside. It seemed like a lot of work and something that could go terribly wrong, so I came up with this modified version that was a little less daunting

I measured the board to fit the top 4 panels of a 32 inch wide door. I then cut some 1/4 MDF to size and used 4 inch trim. I had to recess the 1/4 into the trim, so a used a dado blade to cut the groove. I glued and braded it all together and then finished sanding it down. I bought two wreath hangers and bend them flat on one side so I could attach them to the board. It now hangs perfectly over the 4 panels, but I didn’t have to ruin my door.

My wife is a great painter, so she painted it black, applied a crackle, and then painted red overtop. The result was awesome. It really looks great!

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#1 posted 07-19-2009 08:45 PM

Doug, Nicely done, Fits in perfectly.
Did you use Chalk board paint for it?


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#2 posted 07-19-2009 08:49 PM

Very nice!!!!

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#3 posted 07-19-2009 10:30 PM

Yep, used a base coat of primer and then painted two coats of blackboard paint.

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#4 posted 03-05-2012 02:40 AM

I like the way you did it, and showing pictures of the steps is also helpful.

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