Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 6
Rated 4 out of 5Â by corkman very unique, has quirks
A very unique product using a blend of cork and styrofoam, making it very light, twice as thick as most cork boards, and rendering a metal or wooden frame unnecessary.
2 notes about the "keyhole" eyelets on the back for hanging the boards on screws:
1) The board is 24 inches x 24 inches, so you'd assume everything about the board conforms to English measurements. Nope! The two eyelets are exactly 30 centimeters apart. I checked all 3 boards I purchased and this was very consistent. Which means if you're mounting these on a wall you'll have to switch from English measurements to position the boards to Metric measurements to drill the holes. From a user standpoint, this is a pain. Somewhere in the design process Umbra failed to think this through.
2) An easy fix for this would be if Umbra provided a template for positioning your wall holes. Just a piece of paper with two circles saying "mark your wall here and here for drilling" but no such help is provided. Think about this Umbra!
March 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ajdashdash Great for Home or Office
While it looks like it should be super heavy, this thing is feather light. It was easy to hang and is large enough that we use it as an idea board in my office. It also looks nice since it's the thickness of a gallery wrapped canvas.
March 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
Â by Ryno Best that I found
I ordered 9 of these to put in my office as decor and function. I wanted really thick boards that could take long pushpins and actually hold items well. Once I got these on my wall in a 3x3 tic-tac-toe pattern with 2" spacing between, I liked the look so much I didn't want to clutter them up with stuff...which was the whole point of getting them in the first place, go figure. I would imagine hanging them how they were designedâ¿¿with two screwsâ¿¿ would be rather difficult and frustrating, not to mention they don't come with hanging hardware. I opted to use industrial strength velcro as my office walls are concrete/plaster, and that method worked perfectly and was super easy. It should be said though, it's not solid cork. It's some kind of dense styrofoam with a cork veneer.
May 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by kaytee418 Corkboard, grown up
I love the design of this corkboard. Understated and versatile. However, be careful when taking it out of the packaging- I was not very careful and accidentally 'nicked' one of the corners.
April 9, 2012