Under 2 hours
This guide will show you how to create a sleek and useful dry erase board to hang in the kitchen or anywhere else you need to give notice.
Measure and Mark
- Using the measuring tape, measure and mark cuts on the wood and plywood according to the cut list.
Tip: Cut pieces one at a time, then measure and mark the next piece off the remaining scrap to ensure that all pieces are the correct size.
Use the Cut List
- Mark off the cuts you need to make by following the cut list. This also limits wasted wood.
Cut the Plywood
- Use a circular saw to make the cuts on the plywood.
Tip: Use a sanding block to smooth any rough edges.
Stain or Paint Boards
- Stain or paint boards prior to assembly, if desired.
Apply Contact Paper
- Roll out the contact paper and cut a length slightly longer than the plywood (20 inches).
- Remove the film and stick the paper to the plywood so that it’s flush to each edge.
- Use a razor or knife to cut away the excess paper.
- Lay 18-inch pieces of wood along the top and bottom of the plywood back and secure in place with brad nailer.
- Lay 17-inch pieces of wood between the top and bottom frame sides. Align so they are flush to the edge and secure with brad nailer.
- Place sawtooth hanger centered on back side of frame towards the top and hammer in place.