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Magnetic Bulletin Board

Introduction

Hang it by the back door or your entryway as a place for important reminders or in a child's room, where it's sure to receive a lot of use.

Materials

  • Snap-together picture frame
  • Sheet metal
  • Ruler
  • Indelible marker
  • Wide masking tape
  • Straightedge
  • Masonite board
  • Utility knife
  • Rasp
  • Wood glue
  • 4 pieces lattice board
  • Clamps
  • 2 D rings
  • Picture-frame wire
  • Picture hook
  • Magnets

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Assemble the snap-together frame. Measure the inside of the frame. Draw that measurement on the sheet metal and the Masonite board using a straightedge and an indelible marker. To cut the sheet metal to size, tape the straightedge in place along a line, and score along that line with the utility knife. You'll need to score along each line 10 to 20 times. Repeat on each line as necessary. Then remove the ruler, flip the sheet over, and bend the sheet metal along the score line to separate it. Round the edges of the sheet metal with a rasp.

  2. Step 2

    Cut the Masonite board to size with the utility knife. Place the sheet metal inside the frame, and put the Masonite board over it to use as a backing. To hold the board in place, glue 4 lattice boards, cut to the right length, to the inside edges of the frame. Clamp the lattice boards in place until the wood dries.

  3. Step 3

    On the back side of the two vertical sides, attach a D ring to each side at an equal distance from the top of the frame. Then thread picture-frame wire through the D rings, being sure to braid the wire thoroughly through each ring so the wire won't slip out. Then hang the bulletin board on a picture hook, and use magnets to hang items.

Source
Martha Stewart Living Television