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Wall-mounted work desk/chalkboard

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I decided my new little nephew needed a fun work space for crafts, art, and doodling. While planning out my designs I decided this would be a perfect time to test out the chalkboard paint I have seen around. Then the idea hit me to make a work area that can be both a table and a chalkboard at the same time!

It started out with a simple design and got progressively more complicated (as I tend to do with all projects). I am happy with the results and I hope my nephew enjoys using it.



The basic design is a single board held up by hinges and chain. I also added a shelf that can be handy to hold chalk when upright, and adds stability when down in table-mode.

I had to do a bit of problem solving here and there so there are probably some easier ways to do things. I am pretty proud of some of my improvisations you will see throughout the instructable.





Difficulty: Average
Time:      ~1-2 days
Cost:       ~$45

Materials:
-(1)16x72in pine board
-(1)2.5x72in pine board
-(2) 2in L-brackets
-(2) large eye-hooks
-(2) 3in door hinges
-(1) slide-bolt lock
-Toggle-bolt screws (optional)
-Chalkboard paint
-Clear-coat finish polyurethane (optional)
-About 6 ft of chain
-Cork-board cork (optional)
-A friend to help (optional, but preferred)
-Assortment of washers, screws, nuts and bolts come in handy too

Tools:
Sander
Drill
Hammer
Creativity!
 
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anasdad1 year ago
great job!
Ken
Nice job! Awesome idea with wonderful construction :)
CrazyClever (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Thank you! It certainly pays off to take time in making a project.
Mrballeng1 year ago
You are my hero!
CrazyClever (author)  Mrballeng1 year ago
Thank you, I'm quite a fan of your work as well! Your projects are very impressive :)