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Project

Student Notice Board

Introduction

A perfect accessory for the busy student -- or anyone with lots to do -- a bulletin board is just the thing for hanging class schedules, transportation passes, and all sorts of reminders or mementos. This easy technique requires little more than birch plywood, upholstery tacks, and a few lengths of monofilament.

Materials

  • 1/2-inch birch plywood
  • 30-pound hanging wire (monofilament)
  • Semigloss latex paint
  • 1-inch nickel-plated upholstery tacks
  • Silver binder clips

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut the board, or have it cut to the desired size (Martha's measures 24 by 30 inches). Sand, prime, and paint the board.

  2. Step 2

    Measure down 1/2 inch from the top of the board at the edge, and make a mark. Repeat for the opposite side. Space other tacks along the edges of the board at any distance you choose, but make sure the opposite button is even.

  3. Step 3

    Using a hammer, lightly tap the tacks into the board, leaving a 1/4-inch space between the tack and the board. To avoid damaging the surface of the tack, you can place a piece of paper on the top surface as you hammer.

  4. Step 4

    Secure one end of a piece of monofilament with a square knot around the base of a tack. Pulling the line taut, wrap the other end around the opposite tack, and knot it. Repeat with each of the remaining tacks. Use the clips to attach any notices to the monofilament.

Source
Martha Stewart Living Television

Reviews (9)

  • mtsf 4 Sep, 2010

    plus cork is cheaper.

  • mtsf 4 Sep, 2010

    i vote for cork. easier

  • studentnoticeboard 30 Jan, 2010

    Simply register on studentnoticeboard.com THE FREE student website which does all this and more lectronically!!!

  • Molly454 6 Feb, 2009

    I think this is a GREAT idea! It IS for the STUDENT! It can be put in THEIR room, so you don't have all that CRAP stuck to your refrigerator cluttering up the kitchen even MORE!

  • want2decor 2 Feb, 2009

    i know taht is a great idea to have, but I use a cork board and it is working out just fine for me.

  • lbuser 2 Feb, 2009

    Oh, for goodness sake, mumtaz, I get it that you like that magazine, I figured it out several articles ago, however, stop advertising it here. It is annoying as all get out. Martha, this is a great idea, especially for constantly changing schedules. This makes them easy to swap out.

  • realjerseymilk 2 Feb, 2009

    Thanks for the tip, Martha, but why reinvent the wheel? I have refrigerator and magnets. I keep it looking at least as neat as the your Notice Board. If it gets a little cluttered, I just take a minute to clear away old notices and miscellany. Besides, it is free.

  • mmkj 2 Feb, 2009

    Love this idea - corkboard works well, too

  • gekkolisa 2 Feb, 2009

    I think this is good. Once you begin to be dependent on it, it is indespensible. I'd have this divided in sections, one for school, then another for ballet, volleyball, etc.