I use two bookcases pushed back to pack for my demo space. I contact papered over the top of the two bookcases when I first began using this space. Eventually...the in-between space split. I've continued using the space but kept it to just the one half of the bookcases. That was limiting. Recently at Home Depot I found a board that was white board surface on one side, and chalk board surface on the other. IT WAS ONLY $6.98!!! I am loving the surface. It is smooth, hides messes(Sharpie markers, paint stains..etc), nice contrast for white paper, and no crack down the middle! I know everyone has different situations for their work spaces, but this could be a solution for others out there.