Wall Décor glassdry

Published on April 12th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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The $15 Glass dry erase board!






Materials:
PAX DRAMMEN, RIBBA, Mounting screws

Description:
While browsing the as-is section at Ikea, I found a few Pax Drammen frosted glass sliding doors and marked down drawer pulls. After seeing the Torsby table used as a dry erase board, I decided to do something similar with this.

1 x PAX DRAMMEN Frosted Glass sliding door $9.99 (as-is section, discontinued?)
1 x Drawer pull $0.99 (not sure of the name, but could be substituted with a RIBBA photo rail)
4 x Drywall mounting screws (various sizes)
Various tools (level, tape measure, drill)
A friend

The PAX door has 3 holes for the hinges, I decided to hang it from the 2 outer holes (6 feet apart). Since the door only weighs 21 pounds, I did without stud mounting.

The end result is a uniquely shaped dry erase board.

~ Jazen, Austin, Tx

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22 Responses to The $15 Glass dry erase board!

  1. Jennifer says:

    This is a great idea. The silver frame on the door makes a big difference. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I love this and currently need one of these. As-is section here I come! :)

    But I was wondering (sorry if this is a dumb question) — Do you need to coat the glass with anything or do dry erase type markers already erase well off all glass? Thanks!

    • Kitty says:

      Not the maker, but I know from experience that yes, dry erase markers work wonderfully on glass. I also used to use them on a fridge (wet ones too) but I made sure to mark in a corner in the back first in that case. The problems you end up with a normal dry erase board vs a glass one won’t happen either (aka after some use, esp if someone cleans it wrong, it because slightly porous, never to be pristine again)

    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you for your reply! :)

    • Bevin Chu says:

      Some people were saying that since it’s glass, you can even use permanent markers, such as Sharpie type pens.

      I tested this claim a moment ago on my bedroom mirror.

      It’s true. Even permanent markers are usable on glass. They come right off with a damp cloth.

  3. Astrid says:

    This is so smart!

    xx Astrid

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  5. Anonymous says:

    You could probably add some LED lights or strips in the back for a really cool white board :) . Of course, it will be more than $15…

  6. Gil P. says:

    This is a really cool idea

  7. One of the best ones Ive seen on here!

  8. Jazen, I love this! Thanks for sharing! I could really need something like this to do my shopping list, for example.

  9. RHCPeppers says:

    Since this door is discontinued, what other door can I use? I need to buy at least 4 of them.

  10. Anonymous says:

    What was that “spam” comment? Looks like a competitor so what did they have to say?

  11. Bevin Chu says:

    I just love ideas like this that save tons of money.

    A similar example is “high end gaming mousepads” that cost 60 dollars!

    Some smart PC users have been testing out plastic cutting pads and finding that they work every bit as well, for less than 10 dollars a piece.

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