Rated 2 out of 5 by reddirt Extremely heavy
While these seem well made, they are extremely heavy (for medium & large). When I read that they were "Made of engineered hardwood", I was expecting something heavier but not this heavy.
Even w/ wall anchors, I'm personally not comfy hanging them on drywall or plaster/lathe w/o dealing w/ finding the studs. I was not planning on hanging them in a spot w/ a stud in the wall so these boards are going back.
Also, they have an unpleasant, heavy odor straight out of the box.
I appreciate the "Bring Home Ballard" risk free return policy, however.
September 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by hillcountrygirl Looks even better in real life...
well constructed, sturdy, excellent attention to detail.
September 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by topol Well made and stylish....for a bulletin board.
This will be mounted outside under a plexiglass cover in a hot and humid envionment so only time will tell if is durable under those conditions.
September 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Volfie Just right
This bulletin board is just what I was looking for. The burlap and nail head trim make it especially attractive.
September 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Maia Keeping the family organized!
I really love this message board; perfect in my kitchen.
September 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AngieL Looks Great and Its Well Made
I bought the smallest burlap board for a specific place in the house. It looks elegant and yet it's functional. Very nice product; don't hesitate.
August 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lindy43 Pillows a great accent!
A good value, with embroidery - could not pass up!
July 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SurprisedShopper Quality
The burlap message board is better than I expected. Excellent Quality!!!! Packaging was perfect also.
June 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by psjules better than picture
I love the texture and the nails. We use it for so many different purposes. I am going to buy more in different sizes.
May 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Terri5FID Love it!
This is the second burlap board that I have purchased...one for a client, the other for myself. It is sturdy, well made and timeless.
May 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShopNFun Works perfectly in the space!
My first board had to be returned because of glue coming through and causing a noticeable spot on the board. Ballards was most helpful in the return and quickly sent me a new item which I was extremely happy with. I have the board running vertically(about 18 inches from the floor) in my newly decorated office and not only does it provide a place to hang items which are meaningful to me, it is also visually pleasing and adds a bit of artistic element to the wall. it is very rugged and a heavy board and holds the tacks very well. I also ordered some of the stunning style tacks from Ballards (bees etc.) to give it an even more interesting and artistic look. Overall, I am very pleased with this product. It looks great in the space and adds as much to the room as a piece of furniture. Definitely would recommend the item.
May 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ErinK Great product
This board was exactly as I expected. The picture is very accurate. I ordered the medium size board and it looks great in our kitchen with invitations, memos, etc!
May 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SBCT Very Happy
I'm very happy with my purchase. I hung this in our kitchen and it looks great.
April 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by EllaMom Looks exactly like catalog images
The board came well packaged and was in perfect condition. It is a little heavy, but looks fantastic.
February 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DecoratingANewHome Sturdy, practical and pretty
I bought this item to replace a french bulletin board. It is very sturdy and practical. It takes up a whole wall in my office, but it looks fantastic!
January 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LovetheBallard superior materials, excellent construction
Bought the burlap dust ruffle and burlap message board. The burlap was good quality, very crisp, not limp gunny sack material. The dust ruffle was well-made and prettier than it appears in the catalog. The message board is very sturdy and not lightweight or cheap looking. I actually put 2 of the message boards together and use as a headboard.
January 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Organized2 Great functional design
This message board is well made and looks great on a side wall of our kitchen. Keeps us organized and gives a great design look from the traditional bulletin board.
January 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Littleketh A perfect marriage of style and function!
I love my new message board!! I had been considering purchasing it for about six months because I loved the look of it, but one review said that is was nearly impossible to insert push pins into the hard board. I finally decided to give it a try because I loved the look of it and found that this is not the case at all with my board. I'm thinking that maybe the board has been modified since that person wrote their review. The message board has a perfect backing for inserting push pins - not too hard at all. Also, I love the burlap cover because is allows me to easily hang the photo button pins that I get from my son's sports pictures. I just slide the pin right down into the burlap. It is a great addition to my room.
October 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by djjdesign Quality bulletin board
I love these bulletin boards. I purchased the small ones to use to hang jewelry on and have two large ones for my office. They are great quality bulletin boards but still light-weight....love them!
October 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by CAWelch More stylish than the usual cork board
The burlap message boards are a nice change from the usual cork boards. They look a little more stylish. I'm happy with the purchase
September 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by sporto love the look
good looking, well built. Great for picture collection
September 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by peddsd Great bulletin board
Well built, sturdy, and it looks fantastic. So glad we purchased it.
September 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Daredevil Great looking message board.
It is a classy, upscale way to use a bulletin board. I would recommend this product without hesitation.
September 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lynnnpuppy Best looking message board out there:)
I love this board...well made and works well with our decor. Waited to buy with special offer.
March 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pickybynature Exactly what I expected
I just love it. High quality, clean and crisp look. Easy to hang...not to heavy Just perfect.
March 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Artist52 Beautifully constructed and attractive.
The piece is surprisingly heavy. The burlap and nailheads are very nicely done. Enjoying the board in my studio immensly!
March 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by amyinmn This bulleting board is beautiful!
This bulletin board is beautiful because of the burlap covering. It's so much nicer looking than a plain cork board! I was also very happy with the quality and workmanship.
March 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Angus Perfectly Pleased!
I love my new burlap message board. I had admired it in previous catalogs, but the two sizes offered would not work for my space. Recently a medium size was added that works perfectly on my wall. I particularly like the burlap message board becasue it doesn't have a wooden frame. It goes with all decor. I use it to display Christmas card photos from family and friends. I like to show off these special creations all year long.
March 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sydney Well made
I chose the largest size and hung it horizontally in my home office behind my desk. Very solid and good looking.
It is quite heavy and must be well anchored to the wall.
Will be ordering one for my daughter.
February 23, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Blueginger Solid, elegant
I bought this board because it enables me to bring imagination to my den.
The board is heavy and solid. The linen cloth wrapped around and the nail heads add a touch of elegance to my den. It's also very easy to pin and unpin items.
It also comes with hanging hooks on the back that allows you to hang vertically or horizontally, or simply lean it against a wall.
February 9, 2012