HOW TO – Glass dry erase board

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HOW TO – Glass dry erase board


Inspired by the TV series Numb3rs, instructables user johnpombrio worked with his son on this glass dry erase board. He writes:

This instructable will show how to build a glass whiteboard that will never wear out and never ghost. The size I made mine was 28 inches by 54 inches and was NOT made to freestand as it would take up too much room in my sons college apartment. Total cost was a very reasonable $60-65, and took a weekend to build and finish (minus the time going to and from stores!). The glass was from a local IKEA store. It is normally used as a desktop protector and is safety glass weighing about 30 pounds . My son is a Math and Com Sci double major along with being a whiteboard nut and his rooms look a lot like the garage in A Beautiful Mind so a great project for him.

2 thoughts on “HOW TO – Glass dry erase board

  1. John Park says:

    So much better than the one I made by tacking aluminum sheeting to my wall…

  2. Kim Tollefsen says:

    Nice, although the clear glass seems like it would be hard to read off of. These are my favorite glass boards, , I LOVE all the bright colors!

    I’ve recently found some instructables and YouTube videos where they painted the back of the glass and then added contact paper to keep it from getting knicked or scratched. I know there is glass specific paint, but I’ve only found it in small quantities (8oz) so far. They just used cheap spray paint and it seemed to work just fine, so it wouldn’t add too much cost to this project. Maybe another $15 for spray paint and contact paper.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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