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Old 06-14-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
Nathan Chmura
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Personal Record Board Construction

Searched around but I could not quite find "construction" tips on making a members PR board.

More specifically/to be clear - I want to take a whiteboard (or 2) and "apply" some sort of permanent grid on it so our members can record times and weights yadda yadda yadda with dry erase markers. In theory the written PRs should erase, but not the grid.

Something like this:
http://www.board.crossfit.com/showpo...10&postcount=6 (wfs)

Any suggestions on making the grid? Paint? Permanent markers? Electrical tape? Easy and cheap suggestions are most welcome

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Old 06-14-2011, 01:56 PM   #2
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Re: Personal Record Board Construction

E-tape was too wide for me, took up too much real estate. I used a sharpie (get the wedge tip, the regular ones died way too fast...) and a straight edge. If you make a mistake you can clean it off easy enough by going over it with dry erase and wiping it off.

Worked good for me. I built a huge one with 3 4'x8' sheets of shower board. was 8' high and 12' long. Benchmarks on the vertical axis, and members along the top. I had more room to add boards onto the side as my membership increase Than I did adding more height to it.
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:56 PM   #3
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Re: Personal Record Board Construction

Staples or Office Depot carry colored tape. It comes in 1/8" and 1/4" and I found it by the packs of vinyl sticker letters. Saves a lot of time over using a sharpie and if you need to change it up for any reason it peels right off.
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:34 AM   #4
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Re: Personal Record Board Construction

Perfect, thanks! I will make a run to Staples today and look for that tape. I have a few sharpies laying about, I will have to play around with those as well.

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Old 06-15-2011, 06:37 AM   #5
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Re: Personal Record Board Construction

+1 to the shower board. It's only about $12 for one large sheet (compared to at least $100 for a big whiteboard). The shower board erases just as easily, and you can cut it to whatever size you want.

I also used the thin tape the others are talking about. I then printed off some stickers from my computer with each benchmark name I wanted to put up there.
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Re: Personal Record Board Construction

I used e-tape on my old boards in the garage and when I went to peel them off it took the white of the white board with it... Could be just old white boards, etc... but it pretty much ruined those boards.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:17 AM   #7
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Re: Personal Record Board Construction

We use the melanin board(shower board) and use a sharpie and level to draw lines, and have used auto detailing tape in the past too.
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Yeah I looked at the detailing stripe, but when I did the math on how many rolls I needed and how much it'd cost, a sharpie, straight edge, and an hour or 2 made more sense...
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:03 PM   #9
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Re: Personal Record Board Construction

Shower wall paneling. Home Depot.

Got them to cut it for me. Easy.

Marker lines. Easy.

Hanging on Concrete Masonry... a little harder.
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Re: Personal Record Board Construction

We put every member on the board, and we have chosen 28 lifts, girls, benchmarks on the board for each person.
We used the detailing rolls for the first board, but that adds up when you're starting your fourth. Live and learn, we now use black marker.


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