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D.I.Y. kitchen notice board

Having an Impact
Having an Impact

This simple notice board utilises scrap plywood and can be a great way to share shopping and to-do lists or messages with family.



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The project


My friend wanted a board to hang on her kitchen wall so her family could leave messages for each other. It also be used for shopping and to-do lists.


I used scrap plywood for this project. I measured out my board and cut it 120cm x 60cm.


You need to make your board according to the size of kraft paper you are able to get. Mine was 450mm x 50m.




I cut two smaller strips of wood 60cm x 5cm. These are to hold the paper in place as it comes off the roll. I cut another piece of wood 60cm x 7cm. This is for the bottom for the chalk to sit on. I sanded them all down and used a wood router to remove all the edges.


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I used a router with a groove bit to cut two channels for the chalk to sit on so they don't keep rolling off. I stained the wood and added two coats of clear polyurethane.


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I used an old curtain rod and rod hooks to hang the paper roll. I screwed the hooks into the top of the board and the paper roll sits on the hooks and rolls down.


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I pulled the paper down to the bottom of the board and screwed the two support pieces of wood into the base. These will hold the paper in place while you write on it. To attach the bottom lip for the marker pens to sit on I drilled pilot holes through the board and clamped the lip in place and screwed it in from the back.


And there's your simple notice board that can be used for anything.


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