I like WhiteBoards (Dry Erase). I find them very useful for what I do day in and day out. So I had this idea to turn the table next to my computer “desk” into a kind of “WhiteBoard Table.” In my circumstance it would make life somewhat easier and I thought it would make a good, quick, and easy project.
After thinking about it for a few days and seeing what materials were available and suitable I decided to use plain white 4 inch tile of the type you might see as the “field” tile in a shower or surrounding a bathtub. The nice thing about these is that they are non-porous and quite literally have a “glass” finish which means they EASILY wipe perfectly clean. The only question was how to “attach” the tile to the table. I decided to try 2″ double sided carpet tape to “stick” the tile to the table; and I’m glad I did. It worked great and was simple and very easy to do. You might ask at this point, “How well does it adhere the tiles to the table?” The answer… they “stick” the tile to the table really, really, really good and tight. And it made the job super simple and easy!
I used 4 inch tiles but if you do something like this you might decide to use a bigger tile or ones with some color (light color for good contrast with the markers). Whatever you decide you’ll find a non-porous shiny “glass” finish will work best. Of course, one could buy some single tiles in a variety of sizes and colors and mark them up and let them sit a few days to make sure they easily wipe clean before deciding.
Here’s a few photos.