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Thread: Fons and Porter design wall

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    Super Member Roberta's Avatar
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    Does anyone own the Fons and Porter design wall that's advertised in the Connecting Threads catalog? It looks like something I could use but it doesn't say what the wall is made from. The size is 60" x 72", good size, and is rather reasonable at $19.99. My DH made me a design wall out of a very heavy piece of lumber that would take Hulk Hogan to lift so I have to put it on a chair to use it. This looks easier to handle.

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    My design wall is a huge piece of batting hung on a rod held up by two nails the wall. Works awesome and it's cheap!

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    My design wall is a plastic table cloth that has a white cotton back. I just put it on the wall with push pins and the squares stick to it.

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    Yes I bought it. All it is is a flannel backed plastic with a square grid you can see thru the flanned so it is a thin layer.
    It has grommets at the top so you can put it on a thin curtain rod. A cheap table clothe is just as good and alot cheaper.

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    I bought it for my sister for Christmas... she's unsure whether she will use it or not... I liked it... it is fabric and has a grid on one side. It has large grommets in the top so it can hang. They recommend using against a flat wall so it will work best. I don't have a wall that big so I gave it to sis!

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    I don't have Fon's and Porter, but my DH made me one out of foam core from Home Depot, it is 1/2 thick. covered it with a dense batting or felt type and you can stick pins in it. It is really light. Love it.

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    I don't have a wall big enough for one so I have to use my floor..000

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    In my shop I have a flannel sheet hung on the wall.
    Works wonderful, can be washed, and was free from the linnen cabnet.
    Barbie

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    I covered a big sheet of insulboard (it has a silver backing) from Lowe's, about $8 on sale, with felt. I stapled it to my wall and it's fantastic. It's easy to cut the board to make smaller design boards.

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    Thanks to all who replied about the Fons and Porter design wall. I have a flannel backed table cloth on one wall but thought this might be easier to hang up in another room that my new empty nest has left for me but I guess I'll save the money and use the large one and the one pinned to the wall and spend the money saved on material instead ;-)

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