Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Prefer a magnet board to a bulletin board, a memo board or a chalk board? Let's look at some of your options - starting with this Union Jack magnetic notice board.
You could go for a simple round magnet board - in eye-catching red. (Those magnets - in your choice of four colors - are sold separately.)
Or maybe you'd prefer a not-so-simple round magnetic board. Update on Sept. 5, 2010: These came from Oliblock, and it seems they are no longer being sold.
This Old Bakery magnet board is made from recycled metal. Update on Feb. 20, 2011: Or so said the site I originally found it on - which no longer sells this item. The site I've now found it on doesn't indicate if it's recycled metal or not.
The Macbeth Collection has magnetic boards in well over 100 designs.
This magnetic board has a pegboard-style design lets you use hooks and other accessories. Update on Sept. 5, 2010: Topdeq is no longer selling its products in the United States, but it does sell in many European countries. I've linked to the French site, but there are a number of others.
And then there are the magnetic boards available from a number of Etsy sellers, all of whom offer a number of patterns, and many of whom provide matching magnets - sometimes included, sometimes for an extra fee. This magnetic board comes from Design4u. Update on Feb. 20, 2011: I'm no longer seeing magnetic boards at this site.
This fabric magnet board comes from Stick To It.
Magnetic Memories makes fabric-covered magnetic boards in four sizes. Update on Sept. 5, 2010: This Etsy shop no longer exists.
Here's a magnet board from TootsbeeZ. Update on Sept. 5, 2010: This Etsy shop no longer exists.
And finally, there are the many lovely magnetic boards from Steel Dreaming Design.
Magnetic Boards: Beyond the Refrigerator Door
Other Options: Hardenbrook Studio makes some lovely magnet boards, which come with magnets that match the theme of the board. You can get many of them through Elizabeth's Embellishments. Unfortunately, the pictures of the boards have a copyright notice, so I can't include a picture here.