15+ DIY Whiteboard Hacks for Your Compact Room

By | August 9, 2019

If there’s one useful decoration that people tend to overlook, it’s a whiteboard. Very useful for writing notes on the house, you can place it on the wall and make it a decoration. Even better, you can make your DIY whiteboard with unique design and cheaper budget instead of buying one. That way, you can have fun while keeping the functions intact.

1. Get the marker board for the DIY whiteboard

The most important material for the whiteboard is the marker board, of course. The regular one has a size of 60×120 centimetres, so if you plan to have a small whiteboard, get one with half the size. 

Clean and functional slates are added with black frames so it doesn’t look boring.

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Minimalist modern whiteboard that can be used as a place to put glasses, smart phones, and can be used as a key chain.

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The whiteboard is attached to the white wall was given a slight touch of wood element near two chairs.

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Having large whiteboard can give more benefit. Beside to write the notes it also can used to attach your schedule or even for recipe of food.

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The whiteboard on the wooden wall is made to complement the room combined with green on the whiteboard to add the function to put notes and the presence of tables, chairs, and lamps can be used as work space.

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2. Don’t forget the frame decorations and finish

As for the other vital materials, grab a strong glue, several wood trims to make the frame, and a paint for the finishing. If you have unique whiteboard designs in mind, use the proper materials for them.

This glue component is very supportive of making frames because the function is to glue pieces of wood

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The second component is to provide wood paint to beautify the frame.

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The third component is to provide wood components that have been cut and form elbows like the picture that was included above.

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3. Begin shaping the frame

To start your DIY whiteboard, cut the wood trims so that they can be placed around the whiteboard. You can use the wood trims with unique carvings depending on your whiteboard designs by either buying them or making the carvings yourself.

Regardless, once you do, cut the edges of the wood trims so that they can connect seamlessly. The most common and recommended method is to cut the edge 45-degrees with a saw or a milter box.

The first piece of wood with a size of 60 x 120 requires four pieces of wood.

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For next step, after being cut into four parts, bring each side neatly or elbows together

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The third step, glue the cut edges of the wood trim with glue so that they can connect properly.

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4. Once you do, finish the wood trims

You can either leave the wood trims as they are and give them a natural wooden colour, or finish them with a different colour. If you choose the former, coat them with tung oil for extra protection against scratches or termite. But if you wish to colour it, use a java gel stain, wait until it’s dry, and cover it with a topcoat.

Arrange the four pieces of wood neatly as shown below and then glue it together.

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Apply natural wood coloring to the wood to fill the pores of the wood and protect the frame from scratches or termites after it is ready for basic and advanced painting.

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The results will be shiny and look sweet

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5. Finally, glue the wood trims to the marker board

Stick the glues to the back and the edges of the wood trims, then apply them to the whiteboard. Wait for 24 hours, and your job will be done! Also, remember to add a hanger if you want to hang it on a nail, or sticky strips for an easier choice. At this point, you can still decorate the whiteboard with extra finishing according to your whiteboard designs.

Making a DIY whiteboard is easy, no? With a little bit of creativity, you can make it a nice decoration for your kitchen, office, or living room. You can even make it a birthday, graduation, or housewarming present.

When all components have been joined together and glue the wood trim to the whiteboard, stick glue to the back and edge of the wood trim.

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You can also add wood-patterned Pre-Laminated Colored Boards to the blackboard frame to make it good.

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Prepare a place to hang if you want to hang your whiteboard on walls. Nail the wall to place the chalkboard.

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