Ung Drill finished+hack

Published on July 16th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Drunken Chevron-y Cork Hack





Materials: Ung Drill Frame

Description: I got an Ung Drill frame for my birthday last year and it sat around for MONTHS. I kept thinking to myself “What the heck am I gonna do with this?” Half a year of dreaming and scheming went by before I decided to frame a giant-sized photo from my brother’s Jamaican wedding…

Which didn’t work at all because the frame was OVAL. The frame is beautiful but framing images is a challenge, so I decided to create a cork board instead.


Step 1: Gather corks. Usually any wine bar will give you leftover corks for free. All you have to do is ask!

Step 2: Remove the glass (or in my case, break it into pieces) and cut a piece of foam core to fit behind the cardboard oval.

Step 3: Prime & Paint the frame with spray paint. Don’t sand the frame at all before painting. Simply use paint that says it “adheres to plastic.”

Step 4. Put the cardboard oval where the glass used to be. cut a foam core oval to fit behind it and secure in frame. Lay out your pattern. This part will be the most difficult if you use an oval frame because nothing will fit EXACTLY. Overestimate the corks needed in the layout.

Step 5: Glue corks in pattern with hot glue gun. The cardboard will disguise where the corks don’t cover.

Let dry for a day before hanging and pining items.

See more of the Ung Drill chevron corkboard.

~ Cher, Chicago

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Jules IKEAHacker

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6 Responses to Drunken Chevron-y Cork Hack

  1. This is such a super classy hack! I love the colour you went for too, the corks look really stunning framed in that yellow. I’m not sure if I were to try a similar project, I’d go as far – I’d have stopped at the white! Great project, looks fab! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love the happy color and general vibe of this project. Definitely something I would make for my own place!

    Erin @ The Great Indoors

  3. Stephanie says:

    The pattern has a name! It’s not Chevron-y…it’s called Herringbone.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herringbone_pattern

    A beautiful, classic pattern that I just love.
    Great project!

  4. Jocelyn says:

    How many corks do you estimate that you used for this? Great project!

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