Making Screen Dividers

Making Room Dividers,How to Make/Build Folding Screens

Making Fabric Covered Dividers

Making your own room dividers can be a sensible option for the diy enthusiast particularly considering that the more elegant screens available on the market often do not come cheap.

Here we give a guide to building a room divider from wood screen doors and fabric. Fabric screen dividers and floor screens are moveable and light. However the same principles apply if you want to make home made folding screens from other materials or in other styles. You should be able to make your own screen for under $100.

You can start on how to make a room divider by acquiring some wooden doors from local stores, they come cheaper if you can find some with ripped screens. Old shutters and windows as well as doors make good starting material. Next step is to find some fabrics, you'll need about 2 yards worth of unbroken fabric to cover each door panel. Alternatively you can use artists´ canvas stretchers for the panels which can be found at online stores like Joann.

Once you've found your old doors remove the screens and then paint the door wood to suit, perhaps with a craft paint. Attach the fabric with a staple gun along one side of the frame, first stretching it, then the other, this enables good tension. Then stretch and staple along the top and bottom edges. Excess fabric can them be cut away and the stapled edges can be covered with twill binding tape attached with fabric glue.

Another option is to use curtain rods at top and bottom, gathering the fabric at both ends although this requires a little more know-how.

Attach the doors together using double action hinges, six will be needed for 3 doors.

List of things you will need:

  • wooden screen doors, 3
  • double action hinges, 2 for each door
  • fabric measured to size of doors
  • staple gun
  • craft paint, paintbrush

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