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Make a Bulletin Board

Project Overview

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.

9 Steps

  1. Rip
  2. Mitre
  3. To make the shelf,
  4. Using a jigsaw,
  5. Using a trim router
  1. Glue,
  2. Glue the pegboard,
  3. Sand,
  4. Assemble the frame
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Step 1


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.


Step 2


the 1" x 1" outside corner pine moulding to make a frame.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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

Step 5

Using a trim router

and keyhole bit create two hanger slots through the masonite backing and into the corkboard.


Step 6


countersink and screw the shelf to the backing using 1 ¼" #8 woodscrews.

Glue the pegboard,

Step 7

Glue the pegboard,

pegboard spacer and corkboard to the masonite backing.


Step 8


prime and paint the shelf and mitred frame.

Assemble the frame

Step 9

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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Project Details

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time: 3 hours

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