Title: Create a Home Office Wall-sized Corkboard
Time: 6 hours
Sejal explains her project: "I wanted to make a wall-sized corkboard for my home office because the corkboards I found at the office supply store were just not large enough for all my notes, sketches, and to do lists! Now I have space to tack up all my important papers and the cork tiles give the wall a textured, eco-friendly look. Overall size of the corkboard is 5' x 5'."
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Tools for the project
- Black foam board (6 pcs, 20"x 30" each)
- Cork tiles (6 packs of 12"x12" tiles, 4 tiles/pack)
- Heavy duty masking tape
- Heavy duty double stick tape
- Four long screws and drywall anchors
- A drill and power screwdriver
- Tape measure
- Aluminum foil tape
- Tape all 6 pieces of foam board together to create the corkboard base using heavy duty masking tape. Tape both the front and back sides for better support.
- Use double-sided tape to tape cork tiles onto foam board. Use double-sided tape liberally so the cork tiles stay in place!
- Once the corkboard is built, use aluminum foil tape (or electrical tape) to seal the outer corkboard edges and frame the board.
- Drill 4 holes at the corners of entire corkboard set in about 2-2.5" from the corners.
- Hold the corkboard where you want to place it on the wall and make sure it is level. Pencil mark the four pre-drilled holes on the wall.
- Drill holes in the wall for drywall anchors where your pencil marks are. Hammer in drywall anchors.
- Using a power screwdriver, attach the corkboard to the wall with long screws.
- Clean up the mess, pin up your office calendar, some favorite photos, and go wild!
I tried working with aluminum foil tape for the first time. It's fun and easy to work with. The tape is sticky on one side (with peel-off backing) and very shapeable. It gives the corkboard edges a neat, tin-like effect.
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