Make//Hang .01 – Giant Corkboard Letters DIY

May 9, 2013

DIY Cork Board Letters via IHOD
DIY Corkboard Letters via IHOD
DIY Cork Letters via IHOD

Supplies:
24” x 36” Cork Panel (Use their %40 off coupon)
Hand Saw (picked mine up at Lowe’s for $6 – just make sure its fine tooth)
Ruler and pen
Hammer and Nails
*If you are making smaller letters you can just buy the cork squares that should only require exacto knife to cut.

Giant letters are at antique markets everywhere these days, and I have seen cork letters in smaller sizes. Since they are easy to make, they are more affordable to do them yourself. I wanted a larger size so I used the large cork panel to cut the letters from. You could use a series of letters (A,B,C would be fun for a children’s room) or just a solo one, and even do shapes rather than letters. You can potentially make up to three letters with this size panel.

Instructions:
1) Using your ruler and pen, draw your letter.
2) Placing the board on its side on the floor, hand saw your way through the lines. The saw I use was very direct and stayed along the lines easily. It took a total of 15 minutes to saw the three sides of the L. The inside of the panel is a tougher material and the outside is cork.
3) Nail to the wall until the nail disappears in the cork or use a strong mounters tape.

Easy enough, right? Its a fun addition to a gallery wall and allows you to change things up from time to time.

Tried an IHOD project recently? Would love to see!

 

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