Rustic Large Chalkboard

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Project by dakremer posted 07-27-2017 05:47 PM 1249 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this chalkboard out of standard 2×6’s from Home Depot. I ran them through the bandsaw “backwards” to get a rough sawn look – not the safest thing in the world to do, but I never once felt like I was in danger. Lightly sanded, and then stained.

The chalkboard is also from HD – it comes in 2×4 sheets, 1/4” thick. I laminated it to a 1/2” sheet of MDF to stiffen it up, and then nailed it into to the back of the “picture frame” There’s a recess cut in the back of the frame that the chalkboard fits into. Thanks for taking a look!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#1 posted 07-27-2017 07:05 PM

First time I’ve heard of running things backward through a bandsaw, it worked and does look rustic.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 07-27-2017 08:16 PM

First time I ve heard of running things backward through a bandsaw, it worked and does look rustic.

- Rick M

you don’t actually cut backwards. You rub the wood against the side of the blade pushing it from back to front. That allows the teeth to chew the wood up a little bit. Have to get the right angle to make it work right.

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 07-27-2017 10:15 PM

Very nice, Doug. At first I thought it was a flat screen TV in that frame!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 07-28-2017 05:17 PM

This chalkboard turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 07-28-2017 06:11 PM

Nice work on the Chalkboard Doug! Looks good!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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