You can fill this idea board with various types of material including peg board, dry erase boards, cork board and more. Here, we wanted the ability to hang items with magnets so we chose to add sheet metal to our idea board. We decided to give the board a checkered look by dividing the board into 4 sections, alternating metal and chalkboard surfaces.
To do this, take the total measurement of your cut from step 1. Ours measured 36" wide by 36" tall. Divide this into 4 square tiles- 4 sections of 18" by 18" squares.
Measure and mark your cuts for 2 of these 18" by 18" quartiles in sheet metal and clamp it into place on your work table. With a quick accessory change from step 1, place a Metal Cutting wheel into your Saw-Max. Following the marked line as you did with step 1, move your tool slowly through the metal. Remember to let the speed of the tool do the work.
Once your chalkboard is dry, drill your metal pieces onto the board. It is easiest to do this if you first drill pilot holes through the metal before screwing them into place.