This picture is the finished product. Looks neat huh? Well let's make it! First thing I did was gather up some knobs for the project. I needed 4 - my wife, daughter, myself, and of course the dog. I had one knob left over from a project I had completed before. The other three I picked up at our favorite store - Vintage Hardware here in Astoria. We mix matched them - you can do what looks best to you.
Step 1: Cut the Board
Step 2: Frame It
Miter the corners and then wood glue and brad to your board. I didn't use one along the bottom because of the split. That's fine - again, more character.
You can leave it as is. I had to add more style and personality to the piece by routing the edges. Just adds that little bit more to it.
Step 3: Pick Out the Knobs and Paint It
Measure out equal distances between all the knobs your using and pre-drill holes for the screws so that after you paint you still know where the knobs go. (you'll be painting over your pencil marks - but you knew that)
Step 4: Sand It and Apply the Knobs