Ever had a cork tackboard that is so thin that your tacks just fall out of it?
Or a tackboard that only comes in sizes so tiny that one piece of paper practically covers the whole thing?
Or, maybe, you have the perfect place to hang a tackboard and the ones you can find to buy won’t fit into that space?
Well, I’ve got some great info for you today on how to achieve the best tackable surface for your home.
I’ve known about this product for years, we used it in commercial projects back when I was working for an architecture firm, literally a zillion years ago.
I’ve used it in my home office, my design studio, and now, I even have some of those for sale below. :-)
I’m talking about homasote board.
Here is the link to the company and the green board product that turns out to be the perfect tackable material.
Homasote comes in 4 x 8 sheets, so you can cut it to fit the size you want. It cuts easily too. We’ve used a table saw, but you can cut it with a box cutter and straightedge if you need to.
I have covered mine simply with leftover linen fabrics I had, but you can use any kind of fabric for a cover. Just wrap the board and staple it on the back.
This is how I mounted them in my home office. I had existing picture frame moulding and just cut them to fit for tackable surfaces. This room was originally built out to be a small living room, which we didn't really use. It's been much more useful as a home office after we remodeled it.
Martha Stewart gives a great tutorial at this link.
Here are some of mine, below, that I have for sale now. If you’re local, these are a great deal and will save you the hassle of doing it yourself.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those tackboards above were directly under our bookcases in the office, so they are 24" high and the widths are as follows:
- 48" - qty. 3
The holes have been made for the screws at each corner, you can just reuse them. And if these sizes aren't exactly right for you, you can detach the linen covering and cut them down and staple the cover back.
Want to make your own? Here's where to buy. Best to buy locally since the sheets are large. It's not available in our local Home Depot, but I have purchased it at a smaller local building supply here in the Houston area, McCoy's.
Remember, I'm having a $50 off deal for the month of June on my local design consultations. Check out more about them right HERE.
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