Framed Chalkboard

How to create your own chalkboard

  • Difficulty


Re-purpose an old frame by turning it into a Chalkboard for to-do lists that are constantly changing.

You need
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Construction Adhesive
  • Paint brush
  • Fiberboard
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Frame
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter

Step By Step Instructions

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Step 1

Measure the inside of the frame

Once you choose your frame, measure the inside of it, so you are measuring the frame’s opening. Then, measure the fiberboard 2 inches wider and longer than the frame’s measurements. Mark the measurements with a pencil to guide you when cutting.

Step 2 4

Step 2

Cut the fiberboard using Dremel Ultra-Saw

Using the Dremel Ultra-Saw and cutting wheel, cut the fiberboard following the lines drawn in step 1.

Step 3 4

Step 3

Coat the fiberboard with paint

Next, coat the fiberboard with Chalkboard paint, and then wait for the paint to dry.

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Step 4

Add an outline of adhesive to the frame
Place the painted fiberboard on the adhesive

Once the paint is dry, add an outline of construction adhesive to the frame and place the painted fiberboard on the adhesive. Let dry the suggested amount of time on the bottle of adhesive. Hang with wire by the back door with notes and reminders or in an office as a noticeable to-do list.


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.