DIY White Board




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In this Instructable, I will show you how to make an XL white board for less than 10€ saving yourself around 60 to 80€.

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Step 1: Materials List

- A big Painter's Canvas ~5€.

- a reclaimed acrylic sheet : 0€.

- some wood screws.

Step 2: Tools List

Main tools

- Jig saw.

- Jig saw blade (Basic Metal).

- A permanent marker.

- A wood file.

- Thinner or a disolvant.

- Tissue paper.

- A drill.

- a drill bit (wood).

- a driver drill.

- a screw drill bit.

Safety tools

- Ear protection : Protective headphones.

- Eye protection : Protective glasses.

- Lung protection : a dust mask.

Step 3: Measure

Superpose the the canvas onto the acrylic sheet and draw the size on it with the permanent maker.

Step 4: Cut and File

Cut the acrylic sheet with the jig saw.

here, please use the dust mask and the glasses, as I noticed that the acrylic sheet was melting a bit where i was cutting and emitted an irritating odor ( could be toxic or eye-irritant ).

once done, file down the edges using the wood file.( wear glasses ).

Step 5: Clean

Use the thinner (or your dissolvant) to clean any remaining ink from the previous use.

use the dust mask to protect your lungs from the thinner odor.

Discard this step if you are using a new acrylic sheet.

Step 6: Assemble

- Superpose the sheet onto the canvas.

- mark the holes entries for the screws on the sheet using the permanent marker.

- mark 2 additional holes on the top for mounting the board on the wall.

- remove the canvas.

- drill the holes.

- superpose again and screw them on top of each other.

Step 7: Mount

Mount the board on the wall using a cord.




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    9 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Another design a bit unique. Get a motorcar windshield or windscreen, paint white on inside, write on outside Voila!.. Instant whiteboard.

    2 replies

    Reply 3 years ago

    And then die in a car accident... WEEEEEEEEE!


    Reply 3 years ago

    that was the original plan for this project.but since it s been raining a lot this week,the air is very humid here,thus i couldnt spray the acrylic.

    Street-Wise Irish

    3 years ago

    Nice, looks good . 'Muricans do not understand foreign money