Construct an A-frame standing chalkboard easel signal in your out of doors marriage ceremony, celebration, or different occasion. The simple woodworking plan consists of 2 sizes of wooden chalkboard easel indicators. 

Add to your out of doors celebration with this DIY lengthy moveable folding desk and straightforward out of doors backyard arbor arch, plus these concepts for straightforward out of doors string lighting. 

Build a super cute large DIY chalkboard easel to create the perfect sign for your next party or wedding. Free plans and tutorial!

Get the plans to construct the standing chalkboard signal

DIY Chalkboard Easel Signal

Hello, it’s Amy from Hertoolbelt again with one other construct plan.  I like the look of chalkboard easels at events, weddings and even vacation decorations.

I’ve had an A-Body chalkboard easel on my To-Do checklist for some time.  Whereas planning a summer season social with the neighborhood girls, it was the proper time to mark it off my checklist.

On the celebration we served a lemonade bar impressed by this one, and the standing chalkboard is the proper place to point out the flavored lemonade directions.

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We additionally constructed smaller easels for an additional celebration to point out our theme for the celebration.

These standing chalkboard indicators are nice for welcoming visitors and itemizing menu gadgets or seating charts — they usually make nice porch decor after the celebration, too!

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Tips on how to Construct a DIY Chalkboard Easel

The printable woodworking plan consists of full directions for constructing each a big A-frame chalkboard easel and a small chalkboard easel signal (although the small easel remains to be lots massive for guiding visitors!)


The big chalkboard easel signal measures roughly 42″ tall x 24″ huge x 24″ deep, with a chalkboard floor of 19″ x 31″.

You possibly can construct 3 easels from one sheet of plywood/chalkboard panel. Build a super cute large DIY chalkboard easel to create the perfect sign for your next party or wedding. Free plans and tutorial!

The small chalkboard easel signal measures roughly 29 3/4″ tall x 16 1/2″ huge x 16″ deep, with a chalkboard floor of 12 1/2″ x 20″.

You possibly can construct 7 small chalkboard easels from one sheet of plywood/chalkboard panel.

A Frame Chalkboard Easel Sign Overall Dimensions


Supplies and Instruments

Each chalkboard easel indicators are constructed utilizing reasonably priced 1″ x 3″ x 8′ boards (precise ¾” x 2 ½”).

Learn our ideas for choosing the straightest and greatest boards for constructing.

The smaller easel options boards that have been ripped to a smaller width, which is non-obligatory so you’ll be able to construct this without having a desk noticed. (Although a desk noticed is a superb addition to a workshop, particularly if you happen to construct a desk noticed workbench like this!)

You’ll additionally want a sheet of ¼” x 4’ x 8’ plywood sheet or underlayment and chalkboard paint.

As an alternative choice to portray your personal chalkboard, many shops now supply pre-painted chalkboard panels. You possibly can additionally substitute a whiteboard dry erase panel or a chalkboard whiteboard panel.

The {hardware} is vital for this folding chalkboard to face! You’ll simply want a pair of butt hinges and a brief size of rope, string, or chain.

You’ll want the next instruments to construct this chalkboard A-frame signal:

The woodworking plans embrace particulars for utilizing a router to chop a channel for the chalkboard panel to slip in.

For those who don’t have a router, you’ll be able to choose to chop the chalkboard panel just a little bit bigger and staple, screw, or nail the panel to the again aspect of every aspect of the easel.

The easel is assembled utilizing pocket holes (drilled utilizing a pocket gap jig) so don’t overlook the pocket gap screws, too!

Undecided about writing on the chalkboard when you’ve constructed it?

Learn our ideas for nice chalk artwork right here,

do this chalkboard stencil methodology
or use this hack to make fake chalkboard indicators.

See extra out of doors celebration decor woodworking plans right here

Ideas for Constructing a Chalkboard Easel Signal

Portray the Chalkboard Panel

To make the portray course of simpler, it’s possible you’ll wish to sand and paint the plywood with the chalkboard paint earlier than assembling the body.

I sanded the plywood rather well, utilized a coat of primer and let dry.  Then I evenly sanded the primer so the floor could be pretty easy for the chalkboard paint.

Build a super cute large DIY chalkboard easel to create the perfect sign for your next party or wedding. Free plans and tutorial!


Putting in the Hinges

While you set up the hinges on the bottom of the framed chalkboard panels, make sure to depart area for the hinges to have the ability to transfer (about 1/4″).

Mark the holes for the hinge screws and pre-drill the holes to keep away from splitting the wooden. Build a super cute large DIY chalkboard easel to create the perfect sign for your next party or wedding. Free plans and tutorial!

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Build Standing A-Frame Chalkboard Easel Signs


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Printed 13 June 2015 // Up to date 8 March 2021

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