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Make your own Memo Board with Chicken Wire

Today I’m adding some much needed organization to my space with this DIY memo board using chicken wire and other repurposed materials.

Memo board made with wood and chicken wire hanging on a wall above a work table.

Farmhouse Inspired DIY Framed Memo Board

Can you get any more farmhouse than chicken wire? Probably not! Starting with the leftover chicken wire we found in the garage (…we do have chickens after all!), we came up with a plan for this memo board. And although the materials we used were a bit of a mish-mash from leftover pineboards to extra wood baseboards and cuttings of wire, collectively this DIY memo board turned out to be pretty fabulous!

I’ve hung the memo board on the wall in my craft room over top of my work table (which is also a upcycled DIY project….will share that post soon!). I use it hold photos, sketches, receipts and other important stuff I don’t want to loose. It would also work well as part of a DIY command center in your home!

Close up of a finished memo board made with wood and chicken wire.

Materials Needed to make your own memo board

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How to Make a Memo Board with Chicken Wire

Preparing the materials

Mark the pine boards at 24” long. With a miter saw, carefully cut each fence board into 8 even length pieces measuring 24” long.

Eight pine boards cut to the same length.

Using a wire cutter, cut the chicken wire so it measures 28” wide by 24” long.

Measure and mark 2 pieces of baseboard trim to 28” long with the ends at a 45 degree angle. Repeat with two more pieces of trim to 24” long at a 45 degree angle. 

Four pieces of cut baseboard trim.

Assembling the materials

Working on a flat surface, lay the cut pine boards in a row budding each piece tightly up to the next piece. Run a bead of wood glue along the long edge of the board and then slide the pieces together. Wipe away excess glue.

Lay the cut chicken wire net over top of the glued pine boards and staple in place around the perimeter.

Stapling the chicken wire to the back of the pine boards.

Place one long cut baseboard on top of the assembled pine boards and chicken wire and nail into place.

Nailing a cut baseboard on top of the assembled pine boards and chicken wire.

Align the next baseboard with the secured baseboard and nail in place.

Aligning another cut baseboard and nailing it on top of the assembled pine boards and chicken wire.

Continue working around the memo board until finished.

Finished memo board made with wood and chicken wire.

Attach the hardware to the back side.

Attaching a screw and wire to the back of the memo board.

This project originally appeared on Crafts by Amanda.

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Make your own Memo Board with Chicken Wire

Jane and Sonja
Add some much needed organization to any space with this DIY memo board.
5 from 1 vote

Materials
  

  • Solid wood V-groove pine boards 5/16” thick x 3 1/2” wide
  • Miter saw
  • Chicken wire netting
  • Wire snippers
  • Scrap baseboard trim 2 ¼” wide
  • Gloves
  • Sand paper
  • Wood glue
  • Measuring tape pencil
  • Nail gun
  • Industrial staple gun

Instructions
 

Preparing the materials:

  • Mark the pine boards at 24” long. With a miter saw, carefully cut each fence board into 8 even length pieces measuring 24” long.
  • Using a wire cutter, cut the chicken wire so it measures 28” wide by 24” long.
  • Measure and mark 2 pieces of baseboard trim to 28” long with the ends at a 45 degree angle. Repeat with two more pieces of trim to 24” long at a 45 degree angle.

Assembling the materials:

  • Working on a flat surface, lay the cut pine boards in a row budding each piece tightly up to the next piece. Run a bead of wood glue along the long edge of the board and then slide the pieces together. Wipe away excess glue.
  • Lay the cut chicken wire net over top of the glued pine boards and staple in place around the perimeter.
  • Place one long cut baseboard on top of the assembled pine boards and chicken wire and nail into place.
  • Align the next baseboard with the secured baseboard and nail in place.
  • Continue working around the memo board until finished.
  • Attach the hardware to the back side.
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