Manhattan, KS Studio
311 Fort Riley Blvd
Manhattan, KS 66502
Board & Brush
Welcome to the Manhattan
DIY Wood Sign & Wood Project Workshop!
Board & Brush Manhattan is a BYOB establishment.
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SIP & PAINT AT OUR WOOD SIGN WORKSHOPS
At Board & Brush in Manhattan, we marry the joy of wine and paint with the classic timelessness of wooden signs. Our instructor-led DIY wood sign workshops allow you to combine your creativity and willingness to learn new skills. We provide you with the instruction, materials and design for you to distress, sand, stain, paint, and customize your personalized piece of art!
HOW IT WORKS
1. REGISTER FOR A WORKSHOP
View our calendar above to find a date and time that works best for you and your friends and family (the more, the merrier!). You can also look for a workshop that features the type of project you’d like to create, like a PYP or specialty project. Then, you’ll browse our gallery of hundreds of designs to choose which one you’d like to create in your upcoming workshop!
2. ARRIVE EARLY!
Our workshops start on time, so you’ll want to arrive early to get settled! You can start thinking about the endless creative possibilities ahead, take photos with friends, and enjoy your favorite beverage (some studios are BYOB, while others sell alcohol, please check with your local studio about their policies).
3. GET YOUR DIY ON!
At your wood sign workshop, you’ll turn raw wood into a finished project fit for your home! You’ll be guided by our expert instructors throughout each step in the workshop - sanding, distressing, staining, painting your stencil, and waxing! You choose all your colors in person at the workshop! Our workshops are typically about 3 hours long.
4. DISPLAY YOUR NEW DÉCOR
When you leave our workshops, you’ll leave with a wood project that you’ll be proud to display in your home! We mean it when we say that no experience is necessary - our instructors are there to help turn you into a DIY expert. Now that your beautiful farmhouse-inspired project is complete, you’ll take it home to find the perfect spot to display it!
HOST A PRIVATE EVENT WITH BOARD & BRUSH
Whether you're looking for a fun way to celebrate your birthday, a distinctive evening out with a group of friends, a bachelorette party, or a unique relationship-building outing for your employees, look to our DIY wood sign workshops in Manhattan. Our space is uniquely set up to provide a warm, welcoming environment that allows everyone to feel comfortable and excited to create their own custom piece of décor.
HOST AN OFF-SITE EVENT WITH BOARD & BRUSH BROUGHT TO YOU
Looking for a way to gather, socialize, and create DIY magic together at your own chosen location? With Board & Brush Brought to You, we'll bring the excitement and fun of a Board & Brush workshop right TO YOU! These events are perfect for team building, office parties, church groups, fundraisers, school functions, local community events and more!
FOR PREMADE PROJECTS & DIY @HOME KITS
Love the projects but unable to attend a Board & Brush workshop? Not to worry! Through our online shop, you can purchase a wide variety of premade signs, boxes, trays, porch signs, DIY @HOME KITS, and more.
Meet Board & Brush Manhattan Owners
Jena & John Swanson
Jena and John have always had an entrepreneurial mindset, and they enjoy working together on their projects. Jena has a degree in Family Studies and Human Services and John has a degree in Political Science both from Kansas State University. Which is where they met at a football game and have been traveling the US since.
Jena and John have been married 9 years. They have four children two girls and two boys, Paige 8, Kimber 6, Colten 4, and Walker 2. Their family loves being outdoors and exploring historic sites throughout the U.S. Jena is a stay at home mom and John is in the US Army. Jena was looking for something she could do for work but also have a schedule that was flexible with their children and John's work schedule, that's when they came across Board & Brush. A mutual friend had her bachelorette party at Board & Brush Lenexa, KS. Jena attended the workshop and couldn't stop talking about how great it was. The dream was formed, they decided that the town of their Alma Mater would be a great fit.
Make Your Own Personalized Sign at Board & Brush Manhattan
Pick your preferred custom wood sign design, sign up for a DIY wood sign workshop that best works for you and your friends or family, and then show up for a fun, instructor led, hands-on experience.
Board & Brush Manhattan is located in the Town Square shopping center across Fort Riley Blvd from Blue Earth Plaza between 3rd and 4th St. It is next to Golf USA and Kitchens Inc Custom Cabinet.
Have any questions? Please feel free to contact us via phone or email. We are happy to help and would love to see you in our wood sign workshop very soon!
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