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12-22-2010 03:46 PM

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Howdy Gang,

I’ve been asked to price out a couple of Oak Framed wall mounted chalk boards.
I have a wood source for the oak but plane unframed chalk board seems to be elusive.
All I can find on the net is framed finished boards.
These will be used by children so they need to be sturdy boards.
Any ideas out there?

Thanks so much,


-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#1 posted 12-22-2010 04:07 PM

I bought a bunch of used chalkboards from an old school that was being renovated.
You can also make your own chalkboards using this spray product:

Rust-oleum Chalkboard Spray

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#2 posted 12-22-2010 05:18 PM

Good morning,

I just finished building a chalkboard and ran into the same issue. I resolved this by using a 1/4’ sheet of hardboard and then primed and painted with chalkboard paint. Turned out fantastic and you can’t tell it’s hardboard. Give it a shot. Just don’t use the spray! Buy a quart and roll it on.

-- Paul, Central Illinois

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#3 posted 12-22-2010 05:42 PM

Rust-oleum also has the Chalkboard paint in regular Cans. It would be cheaper that way.

Our local Ace Hardware stores (True-value stores) have it on the shelves.

Good luck.

-- Christian, Husband, Grandpa, Salesman, amateur Woodworker.

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#4 posted 12-22-2010 06:32 PM

I have used the paint, it works really well. It likes a smooth surface, so the hardboard would work well.
Sometimes there are chalk boards in frames at thrift stores, if you got one cheap enough it might be worth taking the frame off.

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