I revealed our office a few days ago via the blog Primitive and Proper.
On that guest post, I commented that possibly my favorite part of the office is the 4 ft x 8 ft dry erase board that hangs over the desk.
I’ve seen a lot of dry erase boards made from frames where you can write on the glass. I love those, but what if you want it mounted differently, not in a frame and perhaps oversized? I have a solution.
How about using acrylic and standoff mounts? After pricing it out, we decided to make it ourselves – a glass or glass-looking dry erase board runs between $1500-5000. We made this one for $225.
We bought a sheet of polished acrylic and had them drill the ten holes for mounting on it. I didn’t get a photo, but it was a clear piece of acrylic (plexi-glass). We had it delivered. Once it was here, we painted one side white with a roller.
In the photos above, I have the standoff mounts laying in six of the holes. We mounted it with 1 inch standoff mounts. They are silver and literally hold it an inch from the wall. You see these a lot in retail displays. They give a slightly industrial look. Here is a standoff mount closer up. I purchased ours at Outwater Plastics Industries.
It was that simple to make our own. You can use this same process to make a white board of any size. You can also use different sized mounts or no mounts. In addition, it’d be easy to change the color, by just painting the back side a different color than white. Very versatile!
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