This hansome Teak wall calendar holder is the perfect way to display your 10 3/4" x 13" decorator
calendar. Changing the calendar monthly is easy, just slide it out to turn the page. Messages can easily be notated while the calendar is in the frame. This project would make a great house warming or wedding
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Technical Information For a Wooden Wall Calendar Holder
Scale the top of back (A) to the drawing dimension size. This can easily be
accomplished by measuring the print out and dividing that size into the dimension size. This will give a multi-factor that can be used to figure the enlargement size for the pattern. Most companies that do duplicating can make the enlargement required for the pattern.
Transfer the pattern enlargement onto poster board, and use a pair of scissors
to cut out the pattern.
C. Cutting Procedures:
The stock required for the project can be cut from a 3/4" x 9" x 62" Teak board.
Use a radial arm saw to trim off the bottom so the back is 30" long.
Use a shaper or a router to cut a 3/16" x 1/4" rabbet joint the length of the sides (B). Cut this joint only on one side of each board.
D. Wooden Wall Calendar Holder Sanding Procedures:
Rough sand all parts with an orbital sander and 80 grit sandpaper.
Intermediate sand all parts with an orbital sander and 120 grit sandpaper.
Hand sand all edges, and details with 220 grit sandpaper.
E. Assembly Procedures:
Place the sides (B) with the rabbet joints in the up position. Place glue on the exposed edge of each side. Do not get any glue in the rabbet joints.
Glue the sides (B) to the outer edges of the back (A). Be sure that the rabbet joints are on the inside. Also be sure that the sides (B) are flush with the sides and bottom of the back (A). Use hand screw clamps to hold the back and sides in position.
Glue and clamp the bottom (C) into position between the sides (B) and flush with the bottom of back (A).
Use a nail gun and 3/4" nails to secure the sides and bottom onto the back. Be sure not to nail through the rabbet joints.
F. Finish Procedures:
Use plastic wood dough to fill all nail holes, cracks and imperfections.
Finish sand the entire project by hand with 220 grit sandpaper.
If stain is desired, apply with a brush and allow to penetrate for 5-10 minutes, and then remove with a clean rag.
Allow stain to dry 6 hours and then repeat with a second coat.
Apply a clear finish coat such as Varathane, Polyurethane, lacquer, etc. using a pure-bristle brush. Allow to dry 12 hours.
Lightly had sand with 220 grit sandpaper.
Apply second coat of clear finish.
If additional finish coats are desired, repeat steps #5 & 6.
Allow to dry 24 hours before using the wooden wall calendar holder.
Be sure to match the color of the wood dough to the stain color.
Use a tack rag after each sanding procedure to remove the dust
G. Mounting Procedures:
Mark the wall for the desired position of the calendar holder.
Use a hand drill and a 1/4" drill bit to drill two holes through the drywall.
These holes should be 8" apart and about 3" below where the top of the
calendar will be. Before drilling the holes place a level flush with the marks
to make sure the calendar will be level.
Use a hammer to tap a 1/4" hollow wall anchor (E) into each hole. Thread a screw into each anchor and tighten with a screw driver.
Attach two picture frame hangers (F) onto the back side of the calendar holder
with 1/2" brads.
Back the screws out of the anchors approximately one revolution and hang the
calendar holder on the screws.
Slip the calendar into the rabbet joints at the top of the calendar holder. Adjust the calendar down so that it touches the bottom (C).
*Congratulations, your wooden wall calendar holder is finished and ready to use!