How To: Make a Cork Board Cabinet

How To: Make a Cork Board Cabinet

Sarah Coffey
Apr 23, 2008

When we stumbled across the instructions for this project on e-how, we thought it would be a great way to cover up a mirrored medicine cabinet to use in an office, or update an old cabinet in the kitchen. Best of all, it's really easy to do. Click below for our own modified instructions for this project:

• Old medicine or kitchen cabinet
• Cork roll or sheets
• Scissors
• Glue gun
• Primer and paint for cabinet (optional)
• Molding for cabinet trim (optional)

• Remove the cabinet (or just the doors) from the wall and work on a flat surface.
• If you're painting the cabinet, prime and paint the edges and molding.
• Leave the face of the cabinet unpainted, since it will be covered with cork.
• Measure the face of the cabinet.
• If the cabinet has molding, measure the space between the raised edges.
• Cut the cork to your measurements.
• Quickly apply a grid of glue dots with the gun, particularly around the edges.
• Adhere the cork to the face of the cabinet.
• Place heavy objects, like books, on top of the cork until it sets.
• If you want to finish the edges of the cabinet, you can install molding on the edges.
• For tips on installing molding around cork board, see this article from Instructables.
• Hang the cabinet.
• For further instructions, see this article from e-how.

Image: Beach Street Cabinet from Restoration Hardware PhotoShopped with DC13 Cork Roll from CorkStore.Com

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