Outdoor Chalkboard with Live Garden Roof

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An outdoor chalkboard sounds like a great idea for those creative children who love to draw on any and all surfaces. Keeping the chalk outside means less mess and less cleanup. But what about the harsh weather? Chelsea and Logan from Making Manzanita created a weatherized box to encase their chalkboard and protect it from the elements. As an added touch, they added a live garden to create the perfect roof. See the tutorial here!

Materials:

  • Dynaflex Ultra Advanced Exterior Sealant
  • DynaGrip Heavy Duty Max Construction Adhesive
  • 4′ x 8′ chalkboard – click here for an easy tutorial to make your own!
  • Sheet siding (they used 2)
  • 2″ x 6″ x 12′ cedar wood (for frame of box – they used 2)
  • 2″ x 6″ x 10′ pressure treated lumber (for live roof – they used 2)
  • 1/2 inch plywood (for base of live roof)
  • 2″ x 4″ x 8′ pressure treated cedar wood (for supports on the fence  – they used 1)
  • 4″ x 4″ pressure treated post
  • Cedar fence pickets (for trim)
  • 1 inch galvanized brad nails
  • 2.5 inch construction screws
  • 2 3/8 inch galvanized framing nails
  • 4 inch screws (for posts)
  • Strap hinges & pins
  • Handle & latch
  • Eye hook & latch (to secure doors to fence when opened)
  • Primer
  • Exterior paint – we used this blue color and this white color 
  • Aluminum flashing
  • Plastic sheething, 3.5mil
  • Roofing nails
  • Drain gravel
  • Cactus potting soil 
  • Succulents

Tools:

  • Table saw
  • Miter saw
  • Framing nailer
  • Brad nailer
  • Air compressor
  • Impact driver
  • Drill
  • Level
  • Speed square
  • Post hole digger
  • Rubber mallet
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Paint brush
  • Chisels