If you’re looking to divide a room and create a private space, a room divider is the perfect solution. Room dividers can also be used as decorative elements in an open-concept home. There are many different styles and materials to choose from, making it easy to find one that fits your needs and design preferences. Some of the most popular types of room dividers include wood panels, bamboo screens and curtains with no backing.
Do you want to add some privacy to a room or simply want to divide a large space? Using a room divider screen is a great option. But, how do you build one?
- Power drill
- Power saw (circular saw or miter saw)
- Nail gun (preferably one that can be used with 1-inch collated nails)
- Tape measure
- Ruler or tape measure with a 1-inch scale printed on it, for measuring wood pieces and scribing lines on them. You can also use a pencil and ruler, but this method isn’t as accurate. Pencils tend to break when you press too hard on them, so I don’t recommend using one for this project. Safety glasses are also recommended; the tools we use have sharp edges and moving parts that can cause injury if handled carelessly. Safety gloves will help protect your hands from cuts caused by sharp objects such as screws and nails when working outdoors in cold weather conditions like ours here in Minnesota!
- 12mm x 1.2m plywood
- 3mm rope
- Wood stain (optional)
- Sandpaper (optional)
- Paintbrush (optional)
- Power drill
Create a Frame
Next, you’ll need to cut the wood. You can use a miter saw for this, or if you don’t have one, go to Home Depot and ask them to do it for you—they charge just a few dollars per cut.
Next, use a level (or something straight) on all sides of the frame and make sure that they’re all straight before screwing them together with about eight screws (four on each piece).
After that, start tightening each screw with your drill by twisting it in small increments until it’s tight enough so that there will be no wobble when anything is placed on top of it. If there is any wiggle room after tightening all screws together then use your hammer lightly tap some more into place until everything feels sturdy enough not move around much at all under pressure from weight being put onto it from whatever may sit atop this frame like books or plates full of delicious food!
- Use a variety of materials. You can use wood, metal, plastic or fabric for your panels.
- Experiment with different colors and sizes. Try to make sure that the colors are similar so you don’t have too many colors fighting for attention on one screen.
- Use different shapes and textures as well as designs and patterns to add interest to your screen.
Mounting hardware can be tricky, but it’s not rocket science. Here are the steps to follow:
- Use a drill and screwdriver to install the mounting brackets on each panel of your room divider screen. Make sure you use a level to make sure that each panel is straight.
- Mark the holes for where you will be placing your screws or bolts with a pencil before drilling them in place. This way, you won’t accidentally drill through something important!
- Once all of your holes are drilled out, use a drill bit slightly larger than the size of your screws or bolts so that they will fit snugly into place when inserted by hand using an Allen wrench (hex key). To make this job easier, apply some lubrication (white lithium grease) into each hole before inserting them as well as onto their exterior surfaces as needed.
This is an easy and inexpensive way to spruce up a small space.
A room divider is an easy and inexpensive way to spruce up a small space. You can create one as large or small as you like, and it can serve as either a room divider or a room partition. To make your own version, follow these instructions:
- Measure the length of the space you want to divide—this will determine how many panels you need to create. For example, if the total width of your apartment is 8 feet but only 4 feet of that is visible from one side of the room due to an entryway opening onto it (and therefore needs dividing), then each panel should be 2 feet wide by 4 feet tall in order for all four sides of your screen to meet at right angles when put together in their final position against each other on opposite walls in this same room (or hallway).
- Purchase 1x4s at least 2 inches thick for each side panel (the thickness depends on what type of material you are using as backing—see Step 1 below), along with enough 1/2″-thick plywood sheets for two boards per side panel plus one extra so that there will always be two covered faces facing outward when assembled into its final form (you’ll have some leftover plastic sheeting). If possible, find wood scraps that are already cut down into these sizes so that they don’t have any waste attached.