Life Currents often needs to leave reminder notes for me 🙂 But little pieces of paper either get lost in a stack of bigger papers (have I mentioned I have a stacking problem?) or they get chewed up by the cat (have I mentioned she has a paper problem?). To keep the notes from getting lost and to prevent me from ignoring them we made this simple rustic reminder board. You know I’m going to look at a cool chunk of wood!
I went to my stack of firewood and pulled out a piece that I liked. Then I squared up two sides of it on the jointer and added a slot along the top with my biscuit jointer. The same thing could be done with a table saw or a band saw but that would have required a jig to hold the wood for safety. The slot could be cut with a router as well but I figured the biscuit jointer would be faster.
Debi took a large laminate sample we had lying around and painted one side of it with chalkboard paint (have I mentioned she has a chalkboard problem?) I don’t imagine many people have these lying around but you could easily cut a piece of 1/8 inch plywood or hardboard to whatever size you want.
The sample already had a hole in it so she tied a small ribbon to it so the hole wouldn’t look as awkward and voila! We have a reusable reminder board that always catches my attention. I love these kinds of projects that only take a few minutes and add some extra character and visual appeal to our surroundings.
If you build one I’d love to see it! You can tag me on Instagram @FixBuildMake