I’m planning my build of a Little Free Library (see thread about those here) and have a design in my head how I want the one I’m building to look. The architectural feature would include slate chalkboards on the sides so people could write or draw on the library.
The look and feel of slate would be great, but someone mentioned that it can be brittle. That’d be a concern as I want this to last. But I also think back to schools growing up and I don’t remember seeing chips in those boards and they make roofs with slate shingles, so they should be able to weather extremes of Minnesota weather (from -40F to 105F or so). Right?
Bonus question, if slate would work, where could I get some sheets that are smooth and not already mounted in a chalkboard?