How to make your own Chalkboard

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Supplies needed:
Two pieces of wood at 1 x 1 ¾” x 19”
Two pieces of wood at 1 x 1 ¾” x 13
One piece of plywood at ¼” x 14 ½” x 20 ½”
Paint brush
Black chalkboard paint
Blue latex paint
150 grit sandpaper
Wood glue
4-6 C clamps
Sawtooth picture hanger


1. Paint the four pieces of wood with blue paint and let dry
2. Paint one side of the plywood with chalkboard paint. Let dry and paint another coat and
let dry too
3. Glue and clamp the boards flat (1 ¾” side) on top of the plywood, making sure all sides
and ends are flush with the plywood’s outer edge
4. With damp rag, wipe away any glue that has seeped out along the sides
5. Let dry and remove the clamps
6. Sand outer sides and edges and wipe away the dust
7. Rub chalk onto a rag and rub it into the plywood that has been painted with the
chalkboard paint
8. Turn the chalkboard over and hammer in brad nails through the plywood into the blue
painted boards
9. Center and nail in a sawtooth hanger on the back, top side of the plywood and then
hang the chalkboard on the wall