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This Instructable will show you how to make a corkBoard (or bulliten board{whichever}).
This is a fun project, and relatively easy to do.

This is especially good to cheat christmas presents :)

Well, anyway, Ive made two of these so far, and they both turned out great! The only flaw in the second one i made (which is the one with the instructable) is that the wood had some stain spots on them, but I dont really mind, I'd rather save the long pieces for a bigger board (none of my molding match)

Just as a caution, this project involves dangerous tools. Personnally I'm deathly afraid of the table saw (not all table saws, just my table saw, because it is loud and ronchy. combined with my unsafe use)
But Im not going to say I am not responsible, yada, because people always challenge that authority. but if you get hurt, dont blame me, you took the project up, and decided to do it.
not that you'll get hurt, as long as you work smart and are working in an Osha safe workspace, right?, (look at my workspace {in the pictures} Osha standard? I think not!) lol well anyway just dont be stupid.
 
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Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
This is what you will need to complete this project:

Cork, in whatever form you have it in

Quarter-inch plywood (is it ply??)

Molding

Tape Measure

Pencil

Small Scale Cutting Instrument (scissors, etc.)

Something to make bigger cuts through wood, I used a miter saw, you can use whatever.

Something to nail the molding in place, I used a Portercable pin nailer, using 5/8 brads, powered by my husky 1.5 gallon compressor (it has wheels!)

A Table Saw would help alot!

Step 2: Determine the size of your board, and cut

measure the length of your piece of molding, mine was 70inches

then determine how big you want to make your board, by how limited you are with your molding

i made sides 16.5 x 17.5 (make sure to compensate kerf, or kirk, or whatever its called, the amount of wood taken out by the blade)

then cut your board to that size you want.
if you want to do something really cool, get a corkboard, cover it with material(of your choice) by gluing it on with a glue gun or even stapling it, then get some ribbon(of your choice) and make little diamonds acrossed it, using pins on the front but stapling or gluing on the back.. and you have your own personalized picture/message board, you can just slide the pics or messages under the ribbons.. and it will hold in place.
theRIAA8 years ago
put a sheet of metal behind it and you can use magnets to!!! you should try buying some really dark/colorful wood stain and staining the entire corkboard, that would look awesome!
Scammah theRIAA6 years ago
Where would be the best place to find a scrap piece of sheet metal I have an old corkboard that is falling apart and I want to change it.
Awesome. I really want a big one in my room. I have one but it's quite small, so I might do this if I get the pieces/ time. Great job!
sgt.paper7 years ago
you no what would suck if u fell on the table saw and as u were falling flip on the switch on acident ...................................ouch
being barefoot always helps too
EPECIALY when someone spills a box of thumb tacks "by accident" and "accidently" forgets to pick them up :)
Jesus10555 (author) 7 years ago
Your welcome. Im glad you found this helpful. The project seems cool, the map of the Us that is. I wish you luck in making the board, and finding cork. Lol, I was lucky enough to have it lying around my house for some odd reason.
malapert7 years ago
I blogged recently about a project I wanted to do with my homeschooled kids and I needed corkboard to do it. Corkboard is EXPENSIVE! And I couldn' t find one big enough either. THANK YOU SO MUCH for the instructions!! :)

Here's the blog entry if you're interested...
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/amalapert (december 2, 2006 entry)
b4k4hakujin8 years ago
could you also use an old picture frame as well? I thrift often and you can usually find various sized frames with atrocious pictures inside them for like $1-$5 also, dumb question: where can i get cork?
Jesus10555 (author)  b4k4hakujin8 years ago
well walmart sells over priced 12 x 12 squares (a 4 pack) for $7 (over priced because your stuck with the small size. But you can find it with some flooring companies, and ebay, Buying in mass quantity will, and will always be cheaper, unless walmart decides they have a death wish. (cheaper in proportion that is) I actually got my cork roll free, because the company I got it from was going to throw it out because it had a rip in it. the rip is no biggie to me, Until I asked my mom (who actually hooked me up with it) I couldnt figure out what was wrong with it. Alright gotta go to school for last exams EVER (except college, or if I fail) enjoy.
Jesus10555 (author)  b4k4hakujin8 years ago
Oops i didnt notice that you asked where to get cork. Um, I got it from a place that sells carpets and such, you might be able to find it at a craft store, and like always, you can get it on ebay :)
Jesus10555 (author) 8 years ago
Lol, I love all the comments, so ill reply to them all here, you could use an old picture frame, you would just have to cut the board down, :) Yup shoes woulda helped, i had glue all over my feet. lol, yup table saws are loud, but there is something about this one, probably because there is no fence, and im using it on the ground. and the miter saw I have no problems with it :) I wish there was a gaurd on it, but Im not scared of it there should be a link like that! and thanks for your comment, yeah if you can find relatively cheap cork... I found mine laying around the house, so idk? the magnets would be awesome, I was actually thinkig of that, after i finished and then saw my refridgerator. yup, next one stained! :) Thanks again for all the comments, hope you like it
trebuchet038 years ago
I can't think of a table saw that's not loud :P Just use a fence and never stand behind your work :P


Now a radial arm saw.... that's one scary tool - the blade rotates toward you and you cut by pulling toward you.


Nice work ;)
erfonz8 years ago
There should just be a big disclaimer page that people can link to instead of saying your not liable for anything on every instructable.
erfonz erfonz8 years ago
Oh, and good instructable. These things cost way too much normally, for what they actually are.