I needed a place in my home office to organize scribbled notes and lists, but none of the store-bought options appealed to me.
I didn’t want a bulletin board — tried it, now use it elsewhere for the kids’ school stuff. I didn’t want a white dry-erase board — they tend to look messy and ugly because the marker never fully wipes away. I also refused to buy one of the magnetic memo boards from the office supply store — they were stark, bland and overpriced.
Naturally, I decided to make my own. I asked my handy husband to pick up a thin piece of sheet metal during one of his runs to the home improvement store. The sheet metal was pricer than I’d imagined (about $45 for a 36×24 inch piece) but it was certainly large — only a couple of dollars for the 1×2 boards to frame it.
Now, I’d probably have just sandwiched the metal between two wooden frames, but my handy husband had the brilliant idea to use our table saw to cut a groove down one side of each piece so the grooves could hold the sheet metal in place …
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