Building a trophy case...how to make a "push pin" board?
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Building a trophy case for the neighbor's kid.  The upper section will be 2 glass "towers"  (glass on 3 sides with glass shelves).  Between them the kids wants it to be a board where he can use pins to hand/attach things.  2 questions:

1) How would you build this section?  It'll need some padding behind the fabric to "grab" the push pins.  Should I use cork?  How thick should it be?  if not cork, what material would you recommend?

2) What's the best fabric to cover it with.  Something close-knit I presume the aid in the "grabbing strength" of the pins.

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  Re: Building a trophy case...how to make a "push pin" board? by Dumb_Polack (Building a trophy ca...)
Homasote board covered with fabric. https://www.homedepot.com/p/1-2-in-x-4-f.../202090212

I would use a cotton fabric.
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  Re: Building a trophy case...how to make a "push pin" board? by Dumb_Polack (Building a trophy ca...)
I have used the Homasote board too, it works great  you can also get it at Menards in a handipanel 2x4. pull the fabric to the back and staple, holds great.
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  Re: Building a trophy case...how to make a "push pin" board? by Dumb_Polack (Building a trophy ca...)
Cork seems to work better than any other material for this purpose.  Grainger carries cork in both sheet form and roll form. 

https://www.grainger.com/category/raw-ma...chBar=true

Grainger is never the most economical source for anything, but they are convenient and it may not pay to do a lot of research on this:

https://www.grainger.com/category/raw-ma...chBar=true

12mm (about 1/2") x 24" x 36" costs about $15.00.  Pick it up at your local Grainger outlet and save the shipping charges.
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