Make a Bulletin Board
When you make your own simple wood bulletin board, you can choose the size and materials that work best for you. Include a chalkboard for jotting messages and lists or corkboard for displaying photos and notes. A versatile pegboard is great for organizing supplies.
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a 24" x 48" pegboard into two 8" x 48" pieces. Rip a 24" x 48" corkboard into a 16" x 48" piece. Cut a 4' x 8' sheet of ¼" masonite into a 25" x 48" piece for backing.
To make the shelf,
rip a 1" x 4" x 8' piece of pine to 2 ½", then cut to a length of 49 9/16". Sand to round over the front and edges. Then, to make a well in the shelf use a trim router with a guide and ¾" round nose bit and run it the length of the shelf, ¼" deep.
Using a jigsaw,
cut a 6" x 47" opening in the backer board, leaving a 1" frame at the top and on each side. Do the same with one of the two pieces of pegboard. This piece will be a spacer providing enough depth for the other piece of pegboard to accept hooks.
Using a trim router
and keyhole bit create two hanger slots through the masonite backing and into the corkboard.
Assemble the frame
with glue and 5/8" 18-gauge brad nails. Attach 1/2 round to the shelf's top edge. Fill brad nail holes and touch-up with paint.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
Time: 3 hours
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