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Making a Puzzle Storage Board

April 20, 2013

Use a large poster frame to put your puzzle together on. A thrift store is an excellent place to get one. Turn the poster over for a plain background or use tag board from the craft store.

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You will have edges to keep the pieces from getting knocked off and it can be shoved under a couch or bed between puzzle "sessions"
Tip: Get a "big" frame 24x 30 or the biggest you can find.

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April 12, 2022

Which is easier and cheaper to make: the puzzle board or the puzzle mat?


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April 12, 20220 found this helpful

That depends on if you are displaying or storing. For display the board works better when moving from table to table and used to admire. Using a mate ,works when the puzzle is put together and stored for a later date , this preserves and stores.

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They can run around the same price depending on size of puzzle.

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April 12, 20220 found this helpful

I think it would be easier cutting material for a mat than a board. It is softer.

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April 13, 20220 found this helpful

The puzzle board and puzzle mat are made for two different purposes.
Usually, the puzzle mat is used to store smaller puzzles (but can be made/used for larger sizes also) as it is flexible so it can be rolled up and placed into some sort of 'tubing'. This means you can store it or carry it to another location.

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The puzzle board is made to work on a table or floor and can be moved to different locations within the house. The board does not usually have a cover (unless you cover it with something; newspaper, linens/towels, etc) so it is not made for traveling.
The board can also be used for holding games like monopoly, etc.
Boards can be made out of wood, cardboard, etc. but each type takes a different level of skill to build and can cost (money).

I would say the puzzle mat is definitely easier to make but is not as substantial as the board.

Maybe you should decide how you wish to use this and then check out instructions online for both versions.

www.momadvice.com/.../diy-roll-up-jigsaw-puzzle-mat
www.sugarmaplefarmhouse.com/.../

Puzzle boards can also be bought/made with a hardcover so it can also be moved to another location outside of the home.

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April 16, 20220 found this helpful

Lots of great ideas/info right here on Thrifty Fun:
Puzzle Mats: www.thriftyfun.com/Making-a-Jigsaw-Puzzle-Mat.html
Puzzle Boards: www.thriftyfun.com/Making-a-Puzzle-Board.html

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May 8, 20220 found this helpful

Since Joseph B. asks which of these two items is easier and cheaper to make, it is easier to make a puzzle mat, for example from a Craft Felt Sheet. 

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Read how to make a puzzle mat on this site: jigsawdepot.com/.../how-to-make-a-puzzle-mat

I found a great instruction on how to make a puzzle board:
www.thriftyfun.com/Making-a-Puzzle-Board.html

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