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    Old 03-17-2019, 09:51 AM
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    Default Portable design wall

    Almost 20 years ago, I made myself a portable design wall using four 32x40 foam core boards, wood lathe, masking tape, wide velcro, and a hot glue gun. The foam core boards are held together vertically in pairs by glued-on lathe strips. Each set of the boards is covered in flannel, taped to the back. The sets can be used singly or together, held together from the back by additional pieces of lathe and velcro. When not in use, they can be stored behind a door.

    Recently I decided the flannel had gotten pretty grubby, so I replaced it. You can see in the pics where the original masking tape was. (The old flannel got washed and layered in the patchwork for my corduroy jacket.)

    I don't know that this wall is better than any others, but it is convenient, relatively inexpensive, and has served me well for a long time, so it seemed worth sharing.




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    Old 03-17-2019, 09:58 AM
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    Simle but effective! Thank you for sharing the idea that has worked well for you for so long!
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    Old 03-17-2019, 09:58 AM
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    Thanks Daffy. I made the same type design wall maybe 12 or 15 years ago. I didn't use any masking tape though. Just a glue gun. Mine has worked great for years also. The biggest difference is that I didn't fasten my 2 pieces together. I left them separate so that I can move them easier and put one behind the other when I want them out of the way.
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    Old 03-17-2019, 12:56 PM
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    That's a very clever design. I'm impressed with how neat and tidy the backs are. I also have 2 separate covered boards that I prop up side by side in front of my shelves full of my stash. That was a good idea of yours to re-purpose the flannel. Nothing wasted!

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    Old 03-17-2019, 01:12 PM
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    a good design
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    Old 03-18-2019, 03:46 AM
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    Great idea. Love that it can stay behind a door. Thanks so much for sharing.
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    Old 03-18-2019, 08:04 AM
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    Thank you for sharing this!
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    Old 03-18-2019, 05:08 PM
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    Thank you looking for ideas!!
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