Installing a White Board in Your Office

  • 1-2 hours
  • Beginner
  • 140-160
What You'll Need
Electric drill
White board
Hardware included with white board
Tape measure

Having a white board in your office is a quick and easy way to keep track of day-to-day tasks, notes, and reminders. Larger ones can also be handy tools when making presentations. White boards are available in a variety of sizes and styles; some can be as small as a desk calendar and others can take up the majority of a wall area. Installing one is fairly simple with a few basic household tools and hardware attachments. Certain kinds of white boards can be hung from hooks similar to framed pictures, though other types can be secured more permanently.

Step 1 -- Choose Where to Install the White Board

Pick a wall area in your office where you will see the white board frequently, especially as you are going in and out throughout the day. If you have a conference table in your office, it is a good idea to also hang it where your colleagues can easily read it for information pertaining to them. Hold up your white board both vertically and horizontally to the wall to decide which direction you like better. Once you have decided on a comfortable height, it is a good idea to mark this with a pencil.

Step 2 -- Mark the Hanging Spot

Measure the width of your white board according to how you will be hanging it. Use a pencil to mark where you will be placing each of the screws in the wall, using this same measurement between pencil marks. Check to be sure your pencil marks are completely even, using your level. If they are not the first time, the level can be a handy guide to help you with this step.

Step 3 -- Add Any Hanging Hardware

Many white boards already come with their hanging hardware attached to the back; these are usually small rings of various sizes meant to latch onto the wall screws. Some white boards do not, and you will need to attach the rings to the back yourself. The white board should come with small screws included for this step, and be sure to follow any included instructions.

Step 4 -- Add Wall Screws

Drill in your wall screws where you made the pencil marks, using your drill and the correctly-sized screw bit. Double-check the spacing with your level once you have attached the first screw. Make sure the depth of each screw is the same so that your white board will hang completely flat against the wall with no gaps.

Step 5 -- Hang Your White Board

If you decide to install a large whiteboard, have 1-2 friends help you raise it up and hold it in place as you install it. If your board comes with other accessories such as a tray for markers, attach this according to instructions if it did not come with this already done. Fit your board's attachment rings to the wall screws and make any needed adjustments until it hangs evenly. Add any other supplies such as dry erasers and varied colored markers. It is recommended to keep an extra box of markers around for when the first set starts to dry out.