DIY wood frame with chicken wire, clothespin clips and chalkboard. Clip Christmas cards or photos! Free plans by ana-white.com
5 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
5 feet of 24" wide chicken wire
chalkboard 24" x 20" or you can make your own with 1/4" plywood and chalkboard paint
1/2 staples for attaching chicken wire
picture hanging kit (I used a sawtooth hanger)
2 - 1x2 @ 72"
3 - 1x2 @ 21"
2 - 1x2 @ 24"
2 - 1x2 @ 73-1/2"
24" x 20"
cut chicken wire to fit
Cut outer frame boards to fit.
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Build inner frame with either 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws, or 2" nails and wood glue. Adjust inner frame for square.
Measure and cut top and bottom pieces for outerframe. Attach to top and bottom, with 3/8" gap on both sides (centering inner frame on outer frame).
Measure and cut sides for outer frame. Attach with 1-1/4" nails and glue to inner frame with outer frame centered on inner frame.
Attach chicken wire with staples. Glue and place chalkboard in top frame. Top frame can be additionally attached with 7/8" or shorter staples or brad nails.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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