Bulletin Board

September 11th, 2008 in projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Pick a fabric that suits your personal style.
Pick a fabric that suits your personal style.

Pick a fabric that suits your personal style.

No matter your political persuasions, this bulletin board is one flip-flop you'll love.  One side's a cork board; the other's a magnet board.  Many uses for one beautifully crafted display center!  Perhaps I'll do a whiteboard/chalkboard combo for the office...

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Old metal store mirror stand (the mirror on ours was broken out)
2 yards fabric
Permanent spray adhesive
2 ft by 3 ft sheet of 1/4 in. plywood
120 in. of 1 by ¼ in. trim board
12 by 12 in. piece of cork (we purchased ours at an office supply store)
12 by 12 in. magnet board (we purchased ours at an office supply store)
Chubby twine
Spray paint
Wood putty
Thumb tacks or upholstery tacks

Tool List:

Jig saw
Reciprocal saw or hand saw


Step 1: Trace size and shape of mirror pattern on to plywood.

Step 2: Slide plywood in to frame.

Step 3: Trace pattern for fabric on inside of frame.

Step 4: Cut fabric, one piece for each side.

Step 5: Apply permanent spray glue to plywood and attach fabric, smoothing out all wrinkles. Repeat on opposite side.

Step 6: Measure and cut frame pieces (miter corners) from trim board. Our frames measure 16 by 16 in.

Step 7: Spray paint frame pieces desired color.

We used black. It responds well to getting "roughed up" with a sander.

Step 8: Sand frame pieces if desired to give a worn look.

Our natural instinct is to make everything look old. If you're on this website, you're probably that good kind of crazy too!

Step 9: Attach cork and magnet boards on opposite sides with glue.

Don't use too much glue--you'll end up with a glue puddle dripping down your fabric. Ew.

Step 10: Attach frame around cork with glue. Repeat around magnet board on opposite side.

You'll notice we don't have the frames actually touching the cork or magnet boards. They're about an inch away.

Step 11: Fill corner gaps with wood putty and touch up with paint.

Step 12: Attach twine around perimeter of each side to give a finished look

Here's the cork side.


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Comments (6)

ReloAccoppy writes: we bring theseat never before discounts Posted: 1:49 am on February 8th
MimiToria writes: Thanks Sue. I did go online to the Gorilla Glue website, and I thinks its the super glue I might want to get first. At JoAnn's they only had the 1 hour glue that you need to clamp the items with. I'm looking for something more like the E6000, for use with gluing a multitude of jewelry material types together.
Looks like a couple of hardware places locally carry it, so will go buy it nextweek. Going to the cabin in the morning, so won't be gluing anything until after the week-end. Posted: 11:36 pm on September 12th
suewhitney writes: Thanks all! Gretchen - For this project I used Sprayment by 3M. I t works very well forr these types of projects. Be ready to move quickly because once you put the fabric on you don't have much time to smooth it out. Yes, we do like and use Gorilla Glue for many projects. They have different variities so visit their website for all of their glue options and other products. The porcelain letters you bought sound cool! Hope this helps.

Be well, Sue

Posted: 12:19 pm on September 12th
MimiToria writes: Cool project, Sue. I was thrilled to get to meet Kimberly today. The timing was just right.

Would you mind saying what kind of glue you've found to work well with these kinds of projects, or give an info sometime about glue that works for different materials on projects. I've spent a fortune on different glues and find it frustrating to use the wrong glue on a project. Is gorilla glue a great product? Never heard of it before you're site.

This would make a cool welcome sign for the front of a store, front door (graduation welcome like Lani's blog shows for her son Zac's grad), etc.
I just bought white porcelian letter push pins from a couple of gals from Nebraska, and they said they were movie theatre sign letters. They would look cool on something like this.
Posted: 7:29 pm on September 11th
ALVN writes: It turned out great!!! I love the different sides! Posted: 5:49 pm on September 11th
LuAnn writes: You always come up with the most ingenious ideas!! Good Job.

LuAnn Posted: 4:07 pm on September 11th
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