• Advertise with us
Project by khamm posted 04-19-2013 12:13 PM 1548 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bought a cheap chalkboard from Amazon. I was not impressed with the mitered oak frame, it was already coming apart, so I made this. Mostly maple with a dye stain. It is based on a mirror project in PW.

Of course, now I realize that the chalkboard surface itself is junk, so I am ordering a replacement from billyboards.

Bargains so seldom truly are


-- Keith H. I want more gadgets; I need more skills

6 comments so far

View workerinwood's profile


2717 posts in 3576 days

#1 posted 04-19-2013 02:01 PM

Well done. looks great!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

View Ken90712's profile


17742 posts in 3697 days

#2 posted 04-19-2013 02:10 PM

Great looking frame! Some Arts and Craft style to it…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View ChrisK's profile


2037 posts in 3590 days

#3 posted 04-19-2013 02:47 PM

Nice frame.

Have you tried the chalk board paint on 1/2 or less MDF? I built a custom size for under a set of stares 9 years ago and it was still in use when the family moved last year. Takes 3 or 4 coats and looks like a chalk board. I have not used it on anything other than MDF so far. I think it would work on Masonite as well.

-- Chris K

View vipond33's profile


1405 posts in 3006 days

#4 posted 04-20-2013 05:41 AM

“Bargains so seldom truly are” but in the end you have a very fine chalkboard, no?

-- [email protected] : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

View Fishinbo's profile


11362 posts in 2684 days

#5 posted 04-22-2013 03:41 PM

It’s not your ordinary chalkboard. Like the design on the frame and the wood. Great job!

View jimmyb's profile


186 posts in 2401 days

#6 posted 04-23-2013 02:32 AM

Chalkboard paint on 1/4” Masonite mounted to your frame will work very well.

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics