|Forum topic by ChuckV||posted 05-15-2010 01:16 AM||1227 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
05-15-2010 01:16 AM
I often find myself needing a scrap of paper and pencil to do a quick calculation or sketch. Sometimes I want to make a note to myself to remember to buy some #8 1” screws or what the next few steps on my current project should be.
This gave me the idea of getting a chalkboard. But then it would take up space that I could better use for something else. Then I remembered that when I was in college, I had an office mate who painted the refrigerator in our office so that we could use it as a chalkboard.
I bought some black Rust-Oleum Chalkboard paint. I put it on a cabinet that I have hanging right by my workbench. The cabinet is unfinished, so I put on a coat of primer and two coats of the Rust-Oleum. The cabinet door was built from some leftover not-so-great plywood from having a new roof put on our house. I think that it will still work well enough for my needs. If not, I will put something smother on the door and then paint that.
Finding an actual chalk eraser was harder than I expected. I found one at an office supply store.
Here it is with the secret detailed plans for my current project. I am now on step #3, which is not as easy as it looks :-).
-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters