craftsman chalkboard

I used scrap 1x2 and 1x3s, added a piece of chalkboard painted plywood to make a fun wall decor for my kids. I resized Ana's plans to fit my scraps, all dimensions are listed in my post link.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Finish Used
1. Two coats Glidden lucky shamrock
2. Minwax Early American stain
3. Minwax clear satin poly
Recommended Skill Level


re-store design

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 15:09

I saw the brag post and was motivated to make my own chalkboard today. I was in a need of a message center and thought chalkboard would be a perfect addition. I was at home and had no scraps of wood and no chalkboard paint! Normally, that would be a problem!

Luckily, I had an old wood crate, paint, and non-sanded grout! Voila...enough to make a chalkboard message center! Thanks for the motivation!

Here is a link to the finished product!…

Next time I am in my shop I am going to make a craftsman style chalkboard for my studio!