Well today we looked at our Office Max that is going out of business. Everything in the store is 50% off right now, including dry erase boards.
Eeekkk! Those things are expensive! I'm not even looking for magnetic ones. They had two sizes left, 4' x 6', and 3' x 4'. Even at 50 % off they were $70.00 and $25.00 + tax.
We came home to measure and decide where we wanted to put the dry erase board before buying one because you can't return anything with the store closing. It turned out we wanted two boards in our dining room, and the spaces were both 4' wide. Then I remembered something I had heard online once. You can use white shower tile board (sometimes called Melamine Tile Board) as a dry erase board. I sent my dear husband to Home Depot to find some. It just happens to come in 4' x 8' sheets, and they will cut it for free. One sheet cost us $13.87. Cut in half for free and voila - our two boards. We decided to use a combination of Liquid nails panel glue and some screws in the corners to fasten the boards to our walls.