Today I am sharing how to build this fabulous multi purpose chalkboard easel!
I recently volunteered to be in charge of one of the games for our churches Fall chili cook-off. My game? The bean bag toss. The wheels in my brain started churning. I wanted something I could use for future occasions, something that would stand the test of time, and something dual purpose. I mean how often do we use a bean bag toss?
Turns out, a whole lote more frequently once you build one of these!!
This easel… it has met my wildest expectations these last few weeks and I am looking forward to sharing how to build your very own.
Please note that I am a builder and definitely not a chalkboard artist. My little drawings seemed to keep everyone entertained just fine, but that’s the beauty of this project. You could even hand the chalk over to the kids for some epic creations. I may need to make another one of these for the kids play room. This would make a great boredom buster in the colder wetter months that are (hopefully) just around the corner.
Please click on the items listed below to view the exact tools I used for this project.
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- Chalkboard paint (FolkArt)
- Miter saw
- 3/4″ & 1″ drill bits
- 2 black hinges
- Jig Saw
- Kreg Jig
- Paint (Behr black)
- 1″ wood screws
- 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
- 5-1/2′ rope
- Stain (Minwax Dark Walnut)
- Wood glue
- (4) – 1″x3″ boards cut to 50″ each
- (4) – 1″x4″ boards cut to 25-1/4″ each
- (1) – 24″x48″ MDF board
- (1) – 24″x48″ stainable particle board
Let’s get started!