Pick up at any local building supply, S-lowes, or Home Despots... Paneling section... Bath tile board AKA Melaime [sp?]....
Standard size is 4ft X 8ft and I think 5/32nds but can't recall for certain.
Try most any saw or you can score it with a razor knife & straight edge prior to breaking.
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need to create a dry erase board in a custom size to fit a cabinet side<BR>and
I'm looking for a source for the raw material to make it.<BR><BR>Also, how
would I cut/break the stuff to size?<BR><BR>Thanks<BR>
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White bath surround board is what I used to make a dry marker board for
Add a frame, marker tray, and enough 1 x 2 stiffeners to prevent bowing.
I have one thing to add. Before using the board for the first time,
put several coats of acrylic floor wax on it to fill the surface's pores
and provide a smooth surface. I used Future floor polish.
This will make it much easier to wipe the board clean without leaving
need to create a dry erase board in a custom size to fit a cabinet side
<br>and I'm looking for a source for the raw material to make it.<p>Also, how would I cut/break the stuff to size?
The stuff comes magnetic and non-magnetic. The non-magnetic usually
melamine, which you cut like wood or like countertop laminate. A readily
available variety is melamine over Masonite which you can get at Home
Depot. The magnetic is usually porcelain over a steel backing--you can cut
it with a cutoff wheel in a circular saw or angle grinder or with a metal
cutting blade in a saber saw. In either case, be careful not to bugger it
up--the melamine scratches and the porcelain chips.
In either case make sure it's mounted securely--there's little that is more
annoying than a writing surface that won't hold still.
An online source is <http://www.audio-visual-carts.com/page23.html --I have
no idea how their prices compare--they also have the nonmagnetic in rolls
at <http://usmarkerboard.com/pagePolyRite.html . They say they will cut to
<http://www.walltalkers.com/ has a variety of white-board materials in a
form similar to wallpaper--they don't near as I can tell do direct sales
Note that I've not done business with either of these outfits--your question
got me curious as to where one _does_ get such material.
A _cheap_ source for the magnetic would be to cut a piece out of a dead
refrigerator or freezer if you happen to come across one.
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