We are revamping the design of our studio and making some re-arrangements. We also felt the need for a whiteboard hence thought of making one instead of buying off the shelf. Here is a brief pictorial journey of the same:
We got this 1 mm polycarbonate sheet from the local shop. The size of the sheet was 8 ft * 4 ft.
We made the edges 90 degrees and then used simple chart paper to cover it up like a canvas.
Align, mark, drill!
Here is how it looks!
Inaugration time !
The flexible nature of the thin polycarbonate is making the surface wobbly. For better user experience we do need a rigid frame and then fix the entire sheet on top of it.
The second issue is due to the moisture. Hence, using chart-paper is not really a good idea in the long run. One of the solutions could be either to paint the wall or the back surface of the sheet or as mentioned before, to use a frame which itself is white ( 5 mm sunboard seems to be a potential candidate!)
PS: one also needs to be careful while drilling holes in the wall if using paper. The particles can get sandwiched between the film and paper and it would be a little tricky to clean that up later. We had to improvise the scale to fix the bug