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Super-Size Cork Board

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Hang this cork board with 16 square feet of pinup space in any room of your house for family messages, schedules, and inspirational images.

Cork board

Project Overview

Skill Level

Beginner

Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost

$$$$$

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Drill and 1/16-in bit
  • Screwdriver
  • Tape measure
  • Level

Materials

  • 4 - 12-in-square cork tiles, packs of 4, #33530
  • 3/4-in x 49-in x 97-in MDF, #37461
  • Liquid Nails adhesive, 4 ounces, #220816
  • Large D-ring picture hangers, #264575
Items may be Special Order in some stores. Product costs, availability, and item numbers may vary online or by market. Paint colors may vary slightly from those shown. Availability varies by market for lumber species and sizes.

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Instructions

Step 1

Have a Lowe's associate cut the MDF panel to 4 feet square.
Good to Know
A full sheet of 3/4-in-thick MDF actually measures close to 49-in x 97-in, so be sure to trim that extra inch off the width of the full panel at the same time you're cutting it 4 feet long.

Step 2

Position the cork squares on the panel to check that they fit. Then apply adhesive to the back of each tile and press it in place on the backer.

Step 3

Turn the panel over and measure 8 inches in from each side and 4 inches down from the top to mark positions for the two picture hangers. Drill 1/16-in pilot holes and screw the hangers to the panel.

Step 4

Using a level, drive two nails or install two heavy-duty wall anchors 32 inches apart where you want to hang the corkboard.
Good to Know
Hangers are screwed onto the back of the panel 32 inches apart for a reason. That way, you can drive nails through the drywall and into two wall studs to support the nearly 50-pound weight of this corkboard.