How to Glue Corkboard to Plywood


Corkboards are well known for their usefulness, but the sizes of ready-made boards don't always fit the space requirements. In those situations, it's often best to make your own. Cork is available in a variety of sizes in both roll and sheet form. Glued to plywood, it becomes a parking spot for important notes, notices, cherished cards and photos. Making your own corkboard also allows you to decorate it to match the surrounding decor.

Things You'll Need

  • Plywood
  • Cork
  • Scissors
  • Wood glue
  • Roller
  • Clamps
  • Cut cork with scissors to fit size and shape of plywood.

  • Apply wood glue to the back of the cork and spread evenly with a disposable foam brush.

  • Apply wood glue to the plywood and spread evenly with a disposable foam brush.

  • Place the glued side of cork onto the glued side of the plywood.

  • Roll the surface of the cork with a roller, such as a rolling pin, to remove any air bubbles.

  • Clamp the edges of the cork to the plywood for 24 hours, or until glue is completely dry.

Tips & Warnings

  • Trim the corkboard with decorative molding to finish the board and hold the cork in place.

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