This is a project that I have been wanting to make for a while. I always have random ideas pop into my head while on the computer and never have anything to write it down on. My original intentions were to just buy a dry erase board but after finding out how much they cost for the relatively small area they cover I decided it would be a build instead of buy project.
This entire dry erase board is very inexpensive. To be exact, the white panel board was $13.47 and the 8′ 2×4 was $2.99. Add tax and I’m at $17.61. I already had the finishing nails, stain, and lacquer so to be fair I would say I have right at $20 in it. If you were to buy pre-made molding it would be slightly more but I would guess you would still be under the $40 mark.
- I made my entire frame out of one 8′ 2×4. A much easier way would be to just buy some pre-made chair rail molding.
- I made my bottom piece to hold markers. This is not 100% necessary. You can just as easily make the thin molding wrap all the way around the panel and put the markers elsewhere. This may be a good idea for those with children who have curious hands….
- This would look pretty cool painted as well.