We love to work jigsaw puzzles, but it’s sometimes difficult to find a surface large enough for working a puzzle.
A dining room table is a nice surface, but often we need to use the table for a meal while the puzzle is still in progress.
The puzzle board can be easily moved from one place to another without disturbing the puzzle if it is in the way.
And it can be left out on the board overnight or for a week while the puzzle is being assembled.
Our solution was to look in Lowes where we found this board, which is 2 feet by 4 feet.
It was the perfect size for our puzzles. If we need a larger surface, we can work the puzzle on the board and put the pieces on a cookie sheet or other surface.
We just lay the puzzle board on the coffee table and we’re ready to start.
Usually we use the white side of the board as the puzzle pieces are usually multi-colored and show up against the white background. And the white side also reflects the light.
However, if your puzzle pieces are mostly white or light colored (as in a puzzle we recently acquired) the darker side might work better.
And here’s a fun tip.
We like to put the edge of a puzzle together first as it helps keep the puzzle contained as we work.
When we take the completed puzzle apart, we put the edge pieces in a separate ziplock bag and put it in the puzzle box, so they are easier to find next time we want to work the puzzle.
© Noreen Doll