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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

How to create a Cork notice board for your kitchen.

1. Smooth off all the cut ends of the pine with sandpaper. Glue the wood to a non-shiney side of hardboard, to form a frame. Leave to dry, then pin in place from reverse side.

2. Stain the wood, following the manufacturer's instructions.

3. Working on a small area at a time, spread thin layer of wood glue onto hardboard and arrange the corks. Use a craft knife to cut the corks to fit where necessary. Screw the hanging plates into place on the back of the frame.

You will need: 4 lengths of planed pine (48 x 7cm), fine-grade sandpaper, 55cm square of hardboard, wood glue, 16mm hardboard pins, hammer, wood dye or stain, paintbrush or lint-free cloth for applying stain, about 170-180 corks, craft knife, 2 plate with screws for hanging board and a screwdriver.

Time needed: 2 hours

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