While I built mine to hold my whiteboard, it could be used for painting, drawing, or any other easely purposes.
Step 1: Supplies
- Ply wood - I got a $2 board from the cull cart at Home Depot.
- 4 "U" brackets - These are in the same section as the lumber. Mine cost $0.76 each
- 2 hurricane straps, they're basically strips of metal with holes in them. Same section as the U brackets. Mine are 2ft long. Mine cost $1.15 each
- 14 screws shorter than your wood is thick
- Hot glue/wood glue
- Felt pads
- Circular Saw
- Sandpaper or Sander
- Carpenter's square (I used a free sample of carpet)
- Tape measure
Step 2: Measure Twice, Cut Once
Next you have to decide where to put the brackets. I put one 8 inches up on either side, and two on the bottom, each 5 inches from the center. Use your square to align them and mark two screw holes for each one.
At this point you can cut out your wood. I also cut a 2 inch strip of wood to use as a ledge on the bottom.
It goes without saying to observe all safety standards when using power tools.