DIY Kitchen Notice Board




About: I enjoy repurposing and restoring old furniture and making woodwork projects that are not seen every day. I make most of my projects using wood that is either, recycled,reclaimed and love to repurpose and re...

I was asked if I could make one of these for a friend. She had seen one but It came with a hefty price tag for what it was. She wanted a board that she could hang on her kitchen wall and the family could leave messages for each other. It could be used as a shopping list, to do list. It can be used for anything.

Step 1: Cut Plywood for Base

I used scrap plywood for this project. I measure out my board and cut it 120cm x 60cm.

Step 2: Cut Paper Supports

I cut 2 smaller strips of wood 60cm x 5cm. These are to hold the paper in place as it comes off the roll. I cut another piece of wood 60cm x 7cm this is for the bottom for the chalk to sit on. I sanded them all down and used a wood router to remove all the edges

Step 3: Add Lip for Pens to Sit On

I used a router with a groove bit to cut 2 channels for the chalk to sit on so they don't keep rolling off. I stained the wood and added 2 coats of clear polyurethane.

Step 4: Add Kraft Paper Roll

You need to make your board according to the size of kraft paper you are able to get. Mine was 450mm x 50m.

Step 5: Add Curtain Hinges for Paper

To hang the paper roll I used an old curtain rod and rod hooks. I screwed the hooks into the top of the board and the paper roll sits on the hooks and rolls down.

Step 6: Add Paper Roll.

I pulled the paper down to the bottom of the board and screwed the 2 support pieces of wood into the base. These will hold the paper in place while you write on it.

More detailed instructions are available on my website



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    Devil Dog 68

    8 months ago on Step 6

    I was looking through for something to make for my wife. I think she would like this alot. But I'm not sure it might upset the balance of the great beyond or something. LOL I'd be making something for Anita Marie Holland my wife. Created by Anita Holland of Instructables. WOW to funny small world. I'm for sure going to make this. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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    AnitaH25Devil Dog 68

    Reply 8 months ago

    Thats Funny, you can tell her it was her idea. I would love to see the outcome.


    8 months ago

    This is a really cool instructable, but I have just one question. Does the paper just tear every foot or so, or did you install a hidden blade? Or do you just rip it right off?


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    Reply 8 months ago

    Yes there is a blade at the bottom, the full detailed instructions are on my website.

    Kink Jarfold

    8 months ago on Step 6

    Hi, Anita, I like this idea, not so much for the kitchen but for my workshop. I've also seen this basic idea used to cover a workbench with craft paper to keep it clean as various projects are worked on. You've given me some ideas to percolate KJ.

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