Pretty Handy readers it’s Jaime here today from That’s My Letter sharing how to make a DIY Framed Pinboard. I’m always looking for solutions to make my tween girls’ bedroom space more functional. I decided to take advantage of the wall space and make large framed pinboards for all their bits and pieces.
The frame pinboard is the perfect spot to display photos, hang jewelry and keep all the collectibles on display. This pinboard is made from homasote which is much sturdier than traditional cork and you can paint the homasote any color you desire. Homasote is available in a large 4′ x 8′ sheet which allows you to cut it to any size you like, big or small! Plus, you can make more than one.
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- homasote (one 4′ x 8′ sheet)
- flat moulding (1/2″w x 1/4″ thick)
- 1×2 pine boards
- french cleat
- wood glue
- wood stain
- circular saw
- nail gun
- 5/8″ brad nails & 1 ¼” brad nails
- primer & paint
Step 1: Cut the homasote to desired size. Use a circular saw or table saw (a jig saw will work as it’s a fairly soft material.) Prime and paint the front side of the pinboard.
Step 2: Stain the framing pieces prior to attaching to pinboard. Cut flat moulding to fit around the homasote. Miter both ends at 45 degree angles. Use wood glue and 5/8″ brad nails to attach flat moulding to homasote.
Step 3: Cut 1×2 boards to fit and secure to side of pinboard. Attach with wood glue and 1 ¼” brad nails.
Step 4: Attach a french cleat to upper center back of homasote.
Step 5: Attach wall portion of cleat using wall anchors and screws. The wall cleat comes with its own level so you can be sure to install properly.
Hang and enjoy! Now my girls have plenty of space to display all their favorite things and enjoy photos and memorabilia without it cluttering up their desks.
Do you have a spot for a framed pinboard? It would look great in your kitchen or mudroom, too. The framed edge creates a beautiful finished look and you can paint or stain to coordinate with your decor. Keep making and building all the things!
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