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How To Make A Room Divider

1 June 2016
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Hailey Parker
Hailey Parker

Sometimes there arises the need to divide a room, for instance, to separate the working area from the bed or keep a cradle from light. We would like to present you a step-by-step instruction on how to make a DIY room divider.

To make a screen you will need the following supplies:

  • square timber (4 × 4 cm);
  • linen (3 × 1, 4 cm);
  • strong thread;
  • beige acrylic paint;
  • brushes of medium width;
  • wood filler;
  • hinges for opening sections, 2 pcs. per section;
  • screw gun, hammer;
  • tape measure;
  • saw;
  • screws, finishing nails;
  • ruler, pencil, scissors.

Room divider plans with measurements.

Mark the square timber (4x4) to have 6 timbers of 180 cm and 6 timbers of 50 cm.

Saw the timber using the marks.

Polish the timbers with sand cloth or a polishing machine.

Place the timbers in the right positions. Put timbers in pairs with 50 cm between them. Use 2 short timbers to make lintels, leave 15 cm from each end. Place the third short timber in the middle. Use screws to fasten all the timbers from at both sides. Fasten all the three wings the same way.

How to make a DIY room divider polished and smooth? You should use wood filler to fill all the holes and when it has set, use sand cloth to polish the surface.

When you’ve polished the surface of the room divider, paint it the way you like it.

Basic parts of the room divider are almost ready. Get to cutting out the fabric. Mark six big rectangles of 152x50 cm and twelve small ones of 30x25 cm.

Reserve at least 1.5 cm on each side for overmeasure.

This room divider is capable not only of diving rooms, but can be used to store newspapers, papers and some other stuff. Place 4 pockets in two rows on each of the three sheets. Put the pockets exactly on the places you want them to be, mind the height. Turn down the fabric, tack it and stitch it on.

Join wings together using hinges.

We have got to the last stage of the process. Using finishing nails and hammer, attach the fabric with edges turned down to the wings. The inner side is assembled in the same way, use sheets without pockets.

Congratulations! Now you know that making a DIY room divider is easy!

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