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Using plastic-coated white wallboard on workshop walls gives you the added benefit of a large "whiteboard" for writing and drawing with erasable markers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #40 Oct 1994 pg. 24

Child's chalkboard is shaped like a giant snail. Made from painted hardboard. Est. cost: $11.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1982 (v.60#7) pg. 88, 140

Make a clown drawing board with a vinyl writing surface. Est. cost: $15.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1985 (v.63#3) pg. 114, 178

Message center, featuring a folk-art house design, has a "picket fence" in front to hold letters. A framed slateboard slides sideways out of the back of the house. Detailed plan can be ordered. Est. cost: $14.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1986 (v.64#3) pg. 92, 182

Words to live by. Projects that use words inscribed on fabrics, wall coverings, old letters, etc. to establish character in a room. (1) Photocopies of old letters are decoupaged to the surface of a writing desk or table. (2) Large blackboard message center. (3) Corkboard border hung at chair-rail height is banded top and bottom with wallpaper trim. (4) Wall-hung bookshelves are edged with a spearhead border cut from strips of parchment paper. Wall above shelves is decorated with word-covered wallpaper.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1997 (v.75#10) pg. 30

Decorating a child's room with a hand-print border, sponge-painted wall and painted-on blackboard.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1997 (v.75#10) pg. 104

Hall monitor. This quarter-sawn white oak Mission-style message center is the perfect hallway accessory. A wall-hung chalkboard with four coat hooks and a small storage drawer.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Sep 2000 (v.23#10) pg. 30

Child-sized easel has a chalkboard on one side and a bulletin board and/or painting area on the other side. Large trays on each side hold drawing supplies.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1984 (v.7#12) pg. 11, 25

Magic erase message board is decorated with a border of old seed packets and Victorian motifs.
CRAFTS Jun 1994 (v.17#6) pg. 38

Framed blackboard slate (4"x6") is decorated with wood Easter egg halves and a bunny figure motif.
CRAFTS Apr 1995 (v.18#4) pg. 18, 43

Cow message center. An erasable memo board is framed using a holstein cow motif (cut from plastic canvas and stitched with yarn).
CRAFTS Jul 1995 (v.18#7) pg. 62, 39

Craft-stick veggie slate. Frame of chalkboard (7"x9") is covered with burlap and embellished with vegetable shapes (beets, corn, peas, carrots) made from craft sticks.
CRAFTS Mar 1997 (v.20#3) pg. 22, 49

Shopping List blackboard. Purchased slate's frame is painted and adorned with a little angel and clothes-pin clip.
CRAFTS Nov 1997 (v.20#11) pg. 102

"Attack Plan" chalkboard uses "PakMan" figures to encourage children to do their chores.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #93 Jun 1983 (v.8#9) pg. 68

Make a decorative painted blackboard in the shape of a duck, house or flowerpot.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Sep 1981 (v.12#7) pg. 39

Whimsical chalkboard made in the shape of a chicken.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 25 1983 (v.96#15) pg. 92, 124

Chalk board/desk. Wall-hung desk doubles as a chalk board when closed. Drop-down lid creates desk which includes a paint jar holder and compartments for books and crayons. Edges of blackboard are decorated with alphabet blocks.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #108 Feb 1969 (v.19#1) pg. 56

Tip: Make your own white marker boards (dry marker boards) from inexpensive white tileboard.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #298 May 1989 (v.39#5) pg. 111

Melamine, mounted on plywood backing and hung on a wall, becomes a drawing surface. A shallow tray holds markers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #366 Mar 1996 (v.46#3) pg. 81

Make a chalkboard message center shaped like an animal. Pattern for teddy bear included.
HANDY ANDY Jul 1980 (v.4#9) pg. 34

Holstein cow motif is used to adorn a napkin holder, wooden box, utensil rack, chalkboard and candle stand.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Aug 1986 (v.31#4) pg. 70

Give your kids a well-designed bedroom in which to grow. Includes a fold-down combination blackboard and bed.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #679 Nov 1984 (v.80) pg. 68

Wall-hung phone and message center includes shelves for phone and phonebook with a chalk board and chalk/eraser storage compartment.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1969 (v.132#2) pg. 152

Teaching toys. Six easy-to-make toys to amuse and educate children. (1) Magnetic alphabet blackboard. (2) USA map puzzle. (3) Protractor and clock puzzle. (4) Ruler box houses 12 wood blocks of various sizes which can be combined to help teach fractional concepts. (5) Volume cube. Wooden blocks fill a plastic cube. Helps teach concept of volume. (6) Fraction puzzle. Two wooden circles cut into different size fractional parts, like "pie graphs".
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1986 (v.163#12) pg. 66

Chalk board and holder for erasers, chalk and cleaning rag.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1967 (v.190#4) pg. 62

Chalkboard message center (22"x26"). Tempered hardboard is sprayed with a chalkboard finishing product and framed with wood. The bottom is fitted with a wooden chalk tray.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #88 Jan 1996 (v.15#4) pg. 30

Tip: Family message center is a blackboard mounted on the door of a bathroom medicine cabinet.
SUNSET Jun 1981 (v.166#6) pg. 158

Wall surfaces that let kids express themselves. A look at melamine whiteboard, cork, scrubbable paint, chalkboard and glass.
SUNSET Jan 1995 (v.194#1) pg. 78

Fancy chalkboard, shaped like a cutting board, has an acrylic-painted border motif of roses and ribbons. Intermediate painting level.
TOLE WORLD #105 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.14#4) pg. 42

"Moving van" blackboard has truck-shaped pine frame.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 4 1980 (v.44#2) pg. 93, 156

Small blackboard and chalk tray is made in the shape of a pig.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 25 1983 (v.47#2) pg. 66, 162

Tip on making your workshop walls double as large writing surfaces by installing the white, slick finished hardboard that you can write on with dry erase markers.
WOODWORK #30 Dec 1994 pg. 10

Kitchen message center. A wall-hung unit featuring a white board, slanted writing shelf, storage shelf and pockets for pencils, notepaper, etc. A carved sunflower and leaves top the unit. Overall dimensions: 14"x28"x7" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1993 (v.17#1) pg. 54
Correction WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1993 (v.17#3) pg. 7

Tips on decorating the frame of a purchased chalkboard with painted stripes and apple motifs.
WORKBASKET Sep 1989 (v.54#10) pg. 57

Telephone message center with blackboard, desk top and shelf.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1965 (v.21#3) pg. 23

Wall-hung blackboard and pin-up board combination.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1968 (v.24#1) pg. 24

Schoolhouse blackboard. Painted hardboard and a simple frame results in a scaled-down version (48"x36") of a school blackboard.
WORKBENCH Dec 1992-Jan 1993 (v.48#6) pg. 62