If you need to keep tabs on wins and losses, shout out a major victory or just let everyone know the “daily specials” that will be rotating on the grill, the sandwich board sign with chalkboard paint is a simple DIY solution that great for a tailgating get-together. Follow these step-by-step instructions for a hardworking, versatile board that you’ll use time and again.
Here’s what you’ll need to build this A-frame sign
- Two pieces of plywood, cut to an identical size (we used a 2 ft. by 4 ft. cut)
- Chalkboard paint
- Two door hinges
- Nuts and bolts, the correct number for the hinges you choose
Paint at least one side of each piece of plywood with the chalkboard paint and allow to thoroughly dry.
Lay the wood out on the floor with the inside facing up. Mark the wood with a pencil so you know where you need to drill the holes.
Find the correct size drill bit for your nuts and bolts. (Ours was 3/8-inch.) Drill away.
Lay the pieces back down with the inside facing up and the tops touching each other. Place the bolts in the holes to attach the hinges.
Carefully stand the board up and use a wrench to attach the bolts to the outside. Use regular chalk to shout-out your message.
Enjoy this versatile sign at your next tailgating party–or at any picnic or event where you need to direct a crowd.
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