Chalkboard Lost & Found

message board

Build a message board for your laundry room with clips to hold onto anything ;lost and found;.

You need
  • Paintbrush
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Glue
  • Vintage Yardstick
  • 1/2" MDF- at least 7" x 13"
  • 4 x Binder Clips
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter
Step 1 6

Step 1

rullers next to Dremel

First, cut the MDF with your Saw-Max™ and wood and plastic cutting wheel to size. We made ours to accommodate the yardstick graphics.

Step 2 6

Step 2

using dremel to saw the inside of wood

After that, cut the yardstick to desired lengths as shown on the image. Ours are 13" and 4 1/2".

Step 3 6

Step 3

paint board with chalk paint

Cut slots with the Dremel 4000 and 543 Cutting/Shaping Wheel to measure approximately 3/8" deep into the long-sided edge of your MDF, spaced evenly.

Step 4 6

Step 4

clip sides together

Paint the MDF with chalkboard paint.

Step 5 6

Step 5

final image of chalkboard lost amp amp found

Once the paint is dry, glue the binder clips into the slots you cut in Step 3.

Step 6 6

Step 6

final image of chalkboard lost amp amp found

Then, glue on the cut pieces of the yardstick to your chalkboard piece, and let dry. Lastly, secure picture hangers to the back of the chalkboard and hang onto the wall.


To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.