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Make A Giant Chalkboard For Your Kid’s

A blackboard or chalkboard is a reusable writing surface on which text or drawings are made with sticks of chalk. Blackboards were originally made of smooth, thin sheets of black or dark grey slate stone. Modern versions are often green because the color is considered easier on the eyes. But I am not going to tell you all history in the world regarding chalkboards. But instead I am going to show you how to make one.

You will need the following materials:

  • large piece of plywood
  • reclaimed lumber
  • chalkboard paint
  • paint brush or roller
  • paint tray
  • circular saw
  • screw gun
  • screws
  • nails
  • wood glue

Start like this:

  • With the circular saw, cut plywood to the size you want the chalkboard to be.  Remember that the frame will take space around all the edges, so be sure to take that into consideration when sizing out your chalkboard. Again using the circular saw, cut the reclaimed lumber to size to frame the chalkboard.
  • Nail the corners of the reclaimed lumber together to form the frame. You can also use wood glue, along with the nails.
  • Following the directions on your can of chalkboard paint, paint your plywood. It may take 2-3 coats. Follow the instructions on the can for dry time in-between coats.
  • Once the paint is completely dry, attach the painted plywood to the back of the frame using the screw gun and screws.
  • Some chalkboard paint requires conditioning before use. Read your paint can to be sure to condition your chalkboard correctly.
  • If kids will be using your chalkboard, it should be attached securely to the wall.

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