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Project

Roof Tile Message Board

Materials

  • Slate roofing tile
  • Heavy-duty braided twine
  • Flat drawer pull
  • Glue

Steps

  1. Step 1

    To create an outdoor message center, convert a slate roofing tile (from a home-supply store) into a chalkboard.

  2. Step 2

    Thread heavy-duty braided twine through the 2 preexisting holes, tie a knot, and hang on a sturdy hook. A flat drawer pull, turned upside down and glued to the bottom edge, can serve as a chalk tray.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, May 2008

Reviews (24)

  • 25 Sep, 2010

    I can't find anyone locally with these tiles, but if you do a search for "predrilled slate tiles", you can find them.
    Also, FYI, Home Depot has a line of Martha Stewart drawer pulls and there's one that's perfect for this project.

  • 12 May, 2010

    Capitol City Lumber has them but no holes drilled - have to drill your own.

  • 25 Apr, 2010

    If looking for roofing tiles...try salvage companies/demolition companies in your area.

  • 17 Apr, 2010

    Has anyone been able to find a slate roofing tile anywhere? I'd love to make this but don't know where to get one. Please HELP!!! Thank you :)

  • 12 Apr, 2010

    use leather lacing and tie knots on each end once threaded thru the holes

  • 11 Apr, 2010

    This idea was sent over a year ago and I searched the Internet and local stores for the tiles and never found any. Wish Martha would do research on supplies before sending ideas out! I tried Home Depot, Lowe's, roofing companies and the internet.

  • 11 Apr, 2010

    Great for whimsy 'I love you' messages to members of the family! Can't you just see 'Love you back' scribbled beneath the original message? Such a simple idea and yet so handy!

  • 11 Apr, 2010

    Great for whimsy 'I love you' messages to members of the family! Can't you just see 'Love you back' scribbled beneath the original message? Such a simple idea and yet so handy!

  • 11 Apr, 2010

    to mrsmacrae: "buy potting soil" is too personal? get a grip.

  • 11 Apr, 2010

    to mrsmacrae: "buy potting soil" is too personal? get a grip.

  • 11 Apr, 2010

    Great idea!! Found roof tiles at Home Depot. Also, try a roofing only store.

  • 1 Oct, 2009

    I love this idea, for the garage entry, but I can no find the roof tiles?

  • 1 Oct, 2009

    good idea!

  • 1 Oct, 2009

    A good craft store should have them.

  • 11 Jul, 2009

    I could not find them either except online in big amounts. I am still looking....

  • 8 Jul, 2009

    Neither Lowe's nor Home Depot have these tiles. Now where to look???

  • 3 Jul, 2009

    I don't think I'd want any old person to know what I was doing.. It's cute for indoors but to me dangerous for outside... Just my opion..

  • 3 Jul, 2009

    It looks really cute with rope, too:

    http://www.earthwhile.co.uk/Shop/Gifts_Under_10/Natural_Slate_Memo_Board...

  • 3 Jul, 2009

    I love this...Lowe's...Home Depot...here I come!!!

  • 3 Jul, 2009

    slate - the original chalkboard material... genius.

  • 3 Jul, 2009

    So you dont have to SPRAY chalkboard paint on it?
    Just use it as is?

  • 3 Jul, 2009

    Use it AU naturelle?

  • 3 Jul, 2009

    ok, i just LOVE this. I can see SO many gift possibilities. Heck you could even stencil some ivy on it... the beauty of this is its simplicity.

  • 24 Apr, 2008

    I love I love I love! Just like in college when we all had dry-erase boards on our dorm room doors. But this is the grown-up version! Cute and sophisticated.