This was my very first woodworking project. It took me longer than it should have due to my unfamiliarity with power tools. Overall I would say that this project is a pretty easy build. The plans were clear, and I only made a few changes/additions. I increased the overall height of the chalkboard by 4" and attached the back legs with a hinge rather than screwing straight into the back of the chalkboard.
Built from Plan(s)
$60 for lumber and finishing materials
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
I used spray paint for the tray and body of the chalkboard and used a can of chalkboard paint applied by brush for the chalkboard itself. I noticed that it was difficult to get even coverage with the spray paint, and the paint would soak into some parts of the wood and the grain would show through.
Recommended Skill Level