Chalkboard Workstation

February 27th, 2011 in member junk     
LisaLoria LisaLoria, member
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Victorian Corbels that I scored from a fellow junker gal pal.
The biggest challenge for me was to ensure stability and safety.

Being lucky enough to have two Studios as Art& Repurposing are my livlihood,  I often look upon ways to improve my work spaces.  For my inside studio, I needed a more funcitonal workstation.  Before this piece was built, this space had an armoir and bookcase.  The base of this is an odd piece.  Neither buffet or sideboard, it is counter height, having a backsplash and two locking cabinets.  One with a drawer lined in metal.  I believe it to been the back of a Bar or perhaps a Hotel or Store counter piece. 

At any rate, I wanted a large chalkboard space to write lists, notes on.  Also wanted a shelf.

The shelf was attached to the top of the door and the backsplash attached to the top of the shelf, using flat brackets and screws.  A line of Gorilla Glue was also run lengthwise for extra stability.

The brackets were attached the typical way, with fine nails and glue was also applied to where the corbels meet the door and shelf.

I had to employ man muscle for assistance screwing it in place to the studs in the wall.  It was after all, kind of heavy and awkward.

It is a wonderful piece and works so well with the Antique Store counter, drafting table & other industrial pieces I have in this space.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Lisa Loria
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Comments (4)

junkermidge writes: Great chalkboard and it works so well with the bottom piece. Love all the details.
Midge Posted: 5:52 pm on February 28th
junkermidge writes: Great chalkboard and it works so well with the bottom piece. Love all the details.
Midge Posted: 5:52 pm on February 28th
JunkArchitect writes: What a great job combining all the components. The most important thing is to have a creative environment and I'd say you've done it.

Jim

Posted: 8:35 am on February 28th
MakinItHappen writes: This is excellent! Two of my favorite things: oddball pieces of furniture and workspace structures. Love it! Posted: 7:55 am on February 28th
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