A few weeks ago I asked advice here on making a pinboard for the little
darling's artwork. I got some very good ideas, everything from wood to wine
corks. I liked someones suggestion of metal and magnets. They suggested
the side of a fridge but I've had no luck with that. I was hoping to get a
new shiny metal sheet, but don't know where to start.
I remember my dad making cow feeder from galvanised sheets that were tough
but could still be bent/hammered into shape. I fancy the galvanised look as
it has the sort of frosty pattern.
Any ideas where to start looking? I need about 3 foot by 5 foot.
There's a company called metalsupermakets (it's a US franchise I think)
they have several branches around the country:
http://www.metalsupermarkets.com/ has a locater page. They claim to do any
If you want a magnetic board in stainless or crude steel then Manufactum
have some at a price:
then stick magnetic board into the SEARCH box.
These are good suggestions. The metal supermarket sounds like the job but
unfortunately there are none in Northern Ireland. (There are none in Poland
either, but I don't live there.)
Found the magnetic boards on Manufactum which look lovely but the thought of
more than £30 makes me choke.
| A few weeks ago I asked advice here on making a pinboard for the
| little darling's artwork. I liked someones suggestion of metal
| and magnets.
Supermarkets and similar shops, loads of metal shelves can get skip'd during
refitting. But not usually galvanised.
Nice big galvanised Dusty Bin for keeping toys in to complete the colour
Yellow pages, metal, ferrous, sheet, metal fabricators, etc.
Or go round the local metal scrappie, see if theres anything that
looks nice and offer £3. Its surprising what turns up at these places.
On Mon, 1 Dec 2003 19:20:29 -0000, "James Hart"
Lee Valley - they're obsessed with the things !
But Axminster sell a small range too, and they're on our side of the
Atlantic. http://www.axminster.co.uk/default.asp?part 7198
Most of mine came from Ikea, inside some sort of "rubber starfish"
: > I remember my dad making cow feeder from galvanised sheets that were tough
: > but could still be bent/hammered into shape. I fancy the galvanised look as
: > it has the sort of frosty pattern.
: > Any ideas where to start looking? I need about 3 foot by 5 foot.
: Almost any sheet steel supplier should have that in stock, usually you
: will need to buy a complete 8 x 4 sheet.
: Harry (M1BYT)...
Found a local metal worker in a little industrial unit and he gave me a 2x3 foot
bit for free!!
So I do believe in Santa once again.
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