craftsman chalkboard

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pine boards, plywood

I used scrap 1x2 and 1x3s, added a piece of chalkboard painted plywood to make a fun wall decor for my kids. I resized Ana's plans to fit my scraps, all dimensions are listed in my post link.

Required Skill Level: 
Estimated Time Investment: 
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Finish Used: 
1. Two coats Glidden lucky shamrock 2. Minwax Early American stain 3. Minwax clear satin poly
Estimated Cost: 


I saw the brag post and was motivated to make my own chalkboard today. I was in a need of a message center and thought chalkboard would be a perfect addition. I was at home and had no scraps of wood and no chalkboard paint! Normally, that would be a problem!

Luckily, I had an old wood crate, paint, and non-sanded grout! Voila...enough to make a chalkboard message center! Thanks for the motivation!

Here is a link to the finished product!

Next time I am in my shop I am going to make a craftsman style chalkboard for my studio!