Distressed Wooden Frame
Distressed wood is a popular look, but we don't always have the time to wait around for the wood to age. This video shows you how to construct a framed chalk board using some basics to reproduce that "aged" look.
STEP 1: Find yourself the perfect pallet, preferably one with four straight edges that appear well aged,
and has some boards with natural curves.
STEP 2: Pull nails from the boards. If the head breaks, just lift the board up and off.
STEP 3: Cut boards to desired length. We used an 18-volt circular saw from Milwaukee to make it easier.
STEP 4: Make sure the inside corners are square, and be sure to take measurements often.
STEP 5: Use a gang plate or corner bracket to fasten boards together.
STEP 6: Choose a couple colors of paint (we chose brown, burnt orange, and white). Water it down
slightly in order to get a distressed look.
STEP 7: Use a wire brush or coarse sandpaper between coats to create an aged look.
STEP 8: Apply a thick coat of chalkboard paint to a thin piece of Masonite and let it dry.
STEP 9: Attach the Masonite to your frame and chalk it up!
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