For my shared office at work, the other intern and I wanted a bulletin board by our desks. It had to be big to fill up the big blank space.
I’ve seen these magnetic boards before and liked the idea of having a magnetic board rather than using a corkboard. I also found out that you can use dry erase markers on them. I am frequently out and about in the district so this was a perfect way to let people know where I was.
I found this roll of galvanized tin. This whole roll cost about $15. I have some left over and I made 2 giant magnetic boards with this roll.
You will need tin snips to cut the tin. Just decide what dimensions you want and cut away. I wanted these pretty long. You will need 1x4’s for the border. I needed four for the dimensions I wanted.
Then cut your wood to fit around all of the edges. I did not worry about angle cuts but just butted the wood against each other. Then paint the wood the color you want. I did this before screwing the tin to the wood. I wanted a more modern look so I chose black.
Then screw the tin into each piece of wood. I really wish I would have had some L brackets but I didn’t and it worked just fine.
For a hanger I used picture hanging wire and wrapped it around two screws.
It turned out perfect. I made some magnet clothespins so that I could put a few pictures up and pin important notes.
I just LOVE that it’s a dry erase board too!
And they look GREAT in our office! We have had so many compliments on them.
I’ve got a little bit of tin left so I might have to whip up another one!
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