Chalkboards or blackboards are flat or vertical surfaces that are made from a heavy and sturdy base like wood, then covered with a substance or paint that is usually using dark colors such as black or deep blue and is best used with chalk. Chalkboard is usually used for writing or drawing, therefore it is most often found in schools or institutions that require a blackboard to make it easier such as teaching and learning or presentations.
The main function of a chalkboard is actually only for writing and drawing and was used only in formal places such as schools and offices. The initial function of using a chalkboard is to facilitate learning. As written in history, the first chalkboard originated from the early 19th century which was the Revolutionary War in America. The chalkboard was formerly used by soldiers who were still students, so the chalkboard was not as big as it is now, but was formed smaller and compact. The chalkboard in its time was simply a flat wooden surface which was then covered by paper and it was also referred to as a hornbook because it had a layer of animal skin as its 'book' cover. The hornbook is a small and compact item, it sometimes has a hole at the end that attaches a rope to hang around the neck.
But with the times and many developing innovations, the chalkboard is starting to be commonly used outside learning places because many people realize that chalkboard is a smart thing and can be developed into better and can be used more widely. Until now you can find or use a chalkboard to become a menu board in cafes or special wall hangings on Thanksgiving Day.
You can only do 3 things with old stuff. You can either recycle it and make it looks like brand new, or giving it to a relative or a friend that needed it, or just toss it away in your bins. If you choose the first option – which is recycled and reuse it – but you just did not have any ideas yet about what do you exactly wanted to make with that old chalkboard, maybe you can just cover it with magnetic paint or a cork and repurpose it to being your wall everyday organizer.