|Project by Pete Jansen||posted 09-10-2012 03:11 PM||1028 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
I made this chalkboard for my client “The Steakout Saloon” here in Fort Collins Colorado. This will be used in the basement shuffleboard area. They wanted it really strong so I made it from hickory and pocket holed the frame and used epoxy to hold everything together. You could probably stand on the chalk box, please don’t if you live here in Fort Collins. =) The board itself is made from hardboard with Krylon chalkboard spray paint. 12 coats if I remember right. I made the board removable so it can be replaced with a ceramic board later. It’s been holding up really well though. The fluting and Vcarving were done on my CNC router table with the help of Vectric Vcarve pro and .dxf file from the client. The eraser was an online purchase mad out of pine and felt. It was the only affordable one I could find at the time. Next one I make will be hardwood and I will find the thick felt strips they use for these and make my own. The eraser was chained to the back supports of the board to hopefully keep the patrons from wanting a little piece of the Steakout after their visit. 5 coats of semi-gloss poly and we’re done. It’s screwed through the frame and the support blocks into 3/4” plywood in it’s new home. It’s not going anywhere without a fight that’s for sure. Thanks for looking.
-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado