For my niece's birthday, we used Rayan's plans (over at the Design Confidential) to build an industrial folding chalkboard sign. I used 1/4" MDF for the chalkboards for smoothness and 1x2 pine for the frame, stained one coat of ebony & one coat of rustoleum "sunbleached" stain. I totally forgot to take pictures before we dropped it off, but it was super easy and a real hit!
$15 (stain, screws, glue were on-hand)
Estimated Time Investment
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Type of Wood
one coat of ebony & one coat of rustoleum "sunbleached" stain
Recommended Skill Level