I was recently working on a client’s office, and as we talked about how the space would function he told me that he wanted a dry erase board all along one wall. Like a giant one. His office was really starting to come together and I just couldn’t imagine a vast expanse of whiteness overtaking the room, but I did want to make sure that the space met his needs. I mean, who doesn’t like a good spot to jot down to-do lists and what-have-you? Then I thought about the glass board from here in my own studio space. Not fancy, but not obtrusive, either.
It got me thinking, what if we used glass for this application, as well? I went to my local glass store and ordered up a 6′ x 4′ piece of quarter inch glass with a satin finish on one side (mounted smooth side out), had them drill holes and order the mounting hardware, and voila! A ginormous, unobtrusive whiteboard.
This isn’t actually my client’s office. I didn’t want to photograph all his trade secrets and post them here for all to see (by the way, have you seen the movie The Spanish Prisoner? No? Run, don’t walk. Posting trade secrets doesn’t go well. And who knew David Mamet could make a film that’s rated PG).
Knowing that glass is a fantastic whiteboard substitute, the applications are endless. In fact, a large picture frame + decorative wrapping paper or fabric = your custom dry erase board.
Have an antique window? Also fabulous. The applications are limitless. Do you have one in your space? Do tell!