Young and Crafty Sisters: 09/15/13

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Magnetic Board {Tutorial}

 

Magnetic Boards

 

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.

 

Magnetic Boards 1

 

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.

 

Magnetic Boards 2

 

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.

 

Magnetic Boards 3

 

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.

 

Magnetic Boards 5

 

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.

 

Magnetic Boards 6

 

For a hanger I used picture hanging wire and wrapped it around two screws.

 

Magnetic Board 7

 

It turned out perfect. I made some magnet clothespins so that I could put a few pictures up and pin important notes.

 

Magnetic Board 8

 

I just LOVE that it’s a dry erase board too!

 

Magnetic Boards 9

 

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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