my name is AIex and this is my first instructable. English is not my native language so please forgive if i made some mistakes ;)
I found an old pallet at home and i didn´t want to throw it away so I thought: Hey I could turn it into a nice looking frame for a chalkboard to manage things!
The idea of recycling some stuff (literally trash) which doesn´t look perfect anymore because it´s broken and make something great out of it is what I just love and you don´t need many materials for it.
This is also my entry for the Green Design Contest so if you like my instructable please vote for it :)
In the end my chalkboard looked like in the picture above!
Step 1: Get together the things you need
Here is the list with the things i used for this project:
- old pallet
- expanded plastic slab (you can use any board you want, make sure you can write with chalk on it)
- sandpaper (120 or 150 grit)
- wood stain (i used some rustic wood stain)
- wood glaze
- piece of cloth
- screwdriver (or any other tool to take apart the pallet)
Step 2: Think of a design
Take a look at the pic below, its a quick sketch of my final version.
My expanded plastic slab was 50cm x 50 cm so i had to cut the pieces that go horizontal.
As you can see i also added a little rack at the bottom.