Category: Magnification

End of Cabinet Communicator

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End of Cabinet Communicator is designed for use by children who have difficulty using their natural voice to communicate their needs and wants to others. Materials Needed to complete activity:

  • Bead board
  • Gorilla wood glue
  • Scissors/craft knife
  • Rockler spring loaded nail set
  • Paintable caulk
  • Paint
  • PECS
  • Laminating machine and sheets
  • Wood putty or wood filler
Technical Specifications: 
  1. To preserve the outer cabinet casing, a sheet of bead board was purchased and cut to fit the end of the cabinet. For a finished look a piece of base molding was also purchased and cut to size. Both were attached with Gorilla Wood Glue and the corners nailed with a nail gun.
  2. Each nail head was countersunk into the boards using a Rockler Spring Loaded Nail Set. This tool essentially drives the head of the nails slightly below the woods surface, leaving a small recessed area. Wood Putty or Wood Filler can then be used to fill in the hole and once sanded flush you are left with a smooth surface, ready to paint.
  3. Paintable caulk was then applied to edges and smoothed over by fingertip, filling in any gaps where the bead board met the cabinet. This provided a clean seamless look once dry.
  4. While the paint was drying I gathered the little guys PECS cards. Our cards are printed from the PECS program, however the same concept can be used for different applications simply by printing out images, cutting them to size and laminating them to seal.
  5. The loop side of adhesive backed Velcro was cut into small squares and attached to the back of each card.
  6. The hook side was then attached to the bead board in long strips.
  7. The lines of the bead board were perfect guides for a straight application. Adhesive backed Velcro can be found at your local hardware and craft stores and since it already comes with a sticky back you do not have to worry about using glues to attach.
  8. The Antique White GF Milk Paint blends in perfectly with the existing cabinetry.
  9. Now we have an easily assessable space within reach to display all the car

Author:  STEPHANIE LYNN

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as of: 
07/25/2016
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End of Cabinet Communicator