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Primitive Chalkboard made from Upcycled raised door panel

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Project by rivergirl posted 985 days ago 2574 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This primitive chalkboard, key garage, coat rack is made from an antique door panel. The robin’s egg blue paint that you see is original paint. I just uncovered it with the belt sander then put on 3+ coats of tung oil. This door panel came from .. the… dumpster. I have made a sister to this one, only the board sits vertically instead of horizontally. One day I will take a picture. :) Maybe.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."





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will delaney

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#1 posted 985 days ago

Great recycling idea. I like the way the tung oil finish came out.

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doncutlip

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#2 posted 985 days ago

I like that style, maybe you could check out my pantry http://lumberjocks.com/projects/55691

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 985 days ago

A very useful COOL project!

Those hanger hooks look like what Rockler had (maybe still do) ON SALE for 99 cents each!!
I got a few of them… can’t pass up a good deal like that!

Just PERFECT for near an entry… or wherever…

Thank you for posting your stuff… Nice to see you back!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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rivergirl

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#4 posted 985 days ago

I got those ones at walmart- for about 99 cents each. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 985 days ago

How about that!!

I guess we know where Rockler shops! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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patron

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#6 posted 985 days ago

glad to see you got some use
out of those doors we dragged around there

looks good kelly

i have a cheap one from W.M.
but when i find some chalk

i will write

‘DO SOMETHING’

on it
my server is punishing me
for not buying more expensive upgrade from them
so i am down to 5 minuets to load this blog
(and every other one too)

i can’t get the results of the intelligence test online either
as i don’t have a cell phone
seems i’m to dumb to know
there is no coverage here

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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rivergirl

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#7 posted 984 days ago

Well dang it David- we should have built you a chalkboard while you were here!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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patron

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#8 posted 984 days ago

that would be easier
than PM’s here

at least we would have a thread going
and not have to got to the last one
to remember what we are talking about

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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rivergirl

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#9 posted 984 days ago

That’s true David. We should have built you a chalkboard. :(

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 984 days ago

Kelly, this is sooo wonderful. When are you gonna put some pictures of you shop up? I want to see how it’s coming along. Did you ever get some heat in there? Gives us an update on your shop. You keep on going gal. You one creative woman. Yes you are; you’re a regular character, yes you are. :)

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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rivergirl

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#11 posted 984 days ago

My shop is a mess- I need to sweep up all the sawdust- but I am saving it to make fire starters to sell. LOL I am not kidding either!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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patron

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#12 posted 984 days ago

don’t make me come out there again
and clean the shop

unless you plan on feeding me
as well as the other visit lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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rivergirl

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#13 posted 983 days ago

Aw you know I will feed you. But I really am saving all the sawdust. I am tired of paying walmart for log starters. I am making my own.. hopefully this weekend. Just need a little paraffin wax and I am ready!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 983 days ago

rivergirl,

Does that black-chalk paint work GOOD… Can mark on it without a miss?

What kind do you use?

I trust you LIKE it… (?)

Thank you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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rivergirl

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#15 posted 983 days ago

Yes- the paint works really well. Need to sand the wood smooth- then I paint with flat black paint- then tape off and use krylon blackboard paint spray. I also like the blackboard paint in the paint can- by Rustoleum. Both work well.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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