“Do More With Less” is key tenet of any startup entrepreneur and one of the 10 Core Values at Zappos.com. Here is a quick D-I-Y project from this weekend. Since moving to Las Vegas from NYC, I’ve been busy setting up my work space. I have used white board paint in the past, but I decided to do it up Home Depot style.
Total Project Cost: Approximately $35
Comparison: Staples sells a 8×4 white board here for $299.99. Are you nuts?
Home Depot sells dry erase board material which is just a melamine surface for $11.87 for a 8′ x 4′ sheet! It’s called “White Panel Board.”
Measure and cut your wood grain molding. You will use this as your frame.
Stain the wood grain moulding and use a level tool to ensure it’s straight. I chose to drill small holes to make nailing into the wall easy.
Nail each moulding side into the wall, flush with the white board as shown above.
And there you have it folks, a brand new white board at a fraction of the cost!