The Best Bulletin Boards to Keep Your Ideas in Sight


A bulletin board is a mainstay of any school, office or studio. You can use one to create classroom and hallway displays; correct important documents, calendars and schedules; keep sentimental notes and small keepsakes; or create mood boards. Although they can be metal, fabric, or foam board, most are cork. Which one to choose ? For advice, browse our selection of the best bulletin boards below.

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1. Quartet Cork Board Bulletin Board

Measuring two feet by three feet, this natural cork bulletin board is a great basic board that complements any decor. It is light and robust; although thin, the cork holds firmly on the pins and does not break when you remove your thumbtacks. Choose a frame with a black or natural oak finish and mount it vertically or horizontally. Complete with mounting hardware and step-by-step hanging instructions, this table is a breeze to install.

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2. Umbra Notice Board

This perforated metal bulletin board brings a contemporary twist to classic cork. Measuring 21 x 15 inches, it looks ultra-sleek in any work or study environment. The metal surface is easy to clean and not easy to damage. The board accommodates both thumbtacks and magnets and comes with 12 of each, making it both an unconventional and versatile choice.

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3. Navy Penguin Cork Board

This board comes with a cork or blue fabric surface and in three sizes, from 16 by 12 inches to 30 by 20 inches. The surface is thick and can tolerate frequent pinning and unpinning. Hang this painting in landscape orientation; it is equipped with movable suspension hooks. The strong and sturdy aluminum frame adds stability and features rounded corners for a nice touch. A bonus: this board comes with 10 colored thumbtacks.

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4. VIZ-PRO Cork Bulletin Boards

Cover a wall with this multipack of three bulletin boards measuring 24 by 18 inches each. Self-healing and environmentally friendly, the all-natural cork surface grips well and is made to last. The aluminum frame adds durability and each corner is plastic with a screw opening for easy mounting. It’s an especially great choice for classrooms – get multiple boards for a cohesive look to help you organize student materials!

Buy: VIZ-PRO cork bulletin boards

5. MasterVision Notice Board

This modern and minimal board is ideal for those looking for a bulletin board that doesn’t really look like it. Featuring a black MDF frame and black fabric surface, this is a stylish take on the traditional cork board that will easily fit into any decor. Plus, the dark black really makes any pinned object stand out. The fabric could be a little thicker, but it still accepts thumbtacks well and the overall structure is sturdy.

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