Last month when I made the pallet board printable frame, this DIY clipboard printable holder was my first project. I felt like it was a project failure, but I'll let you be the judge of that. I want you to know that even those of us who teach you how to do what we do, don't always get it right the first time!
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Gather materials for printable holder
I recently picked up some random pieces of tongue and groove bead board pieces. There were only a few pieces and odd sizes. As I was trying to figure out a way to hold the printable for the Power Tool Challenge I remembered some clips I had purchased off of Amazon for a Headboard Photo Display.
Cut boards to size
Sand rough edges
It’s easiest if you sand your cuts as you go along. I try to keep a sanding sponge right by the saw so I’m always ready to smooth out the rough edges.
Test fit clip
Snapping the tongue and groove pieces together, I grabbed the clip to see if the dimensions were about right.
Secure with wood glue
Test shoot staple
I was using a staple gun and wanted to make sure the staples wouldn’t go through the bead board so I did a test shoot on scraps.
Staple paint sticks to bead board
I stapled the paint sticks then wiped away the wood glue that oozed out.
Handy self centering tape measure
To make it easy on myself, I used my self centering tape measure to locate the area for the clip. The combination square was used to find the correct distance from the top of the clip board.
Pre-drill hole for clip
I used my drill to pre-drill holes for the clip.
Secure clip to printable holder
I secured the clipboard clip with small screws.
This is pretty much when I scrapped this project and moved on with the pallet board printable display option. I wondered how it would display. It seemed too large for an easel, and may not look right hanging on the wall.
I used a Dollar Store easel to hold the new printable frame.
I chose to leave it natural for now. I think it would look good with a sealer, whitewash, or even a coat of black spray paint. Get your FREE Edison Printable HERE.
How would you finish it?
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.