This step by step diy woodworking project is about how to build a room divider. If you want to learn more about building a shoji screen, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are so many room divider plans and designs to choose from, so make sure you take a close look over the rest of the related woodworking projects that are featured on our website.
Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the japanese screen to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.
If you don’t have a rich expertise in woodworking field, you should ask a friend to give you a hand with the project. There are many things that you could go wrong, so make sure you plan everything and invest in quality materials. Select the lumber with attention, making sure the components are perfectly straight and in a very good condition. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.
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How to build a room divider
- A – 2 pieces of 2×3 lumber – 62″ long VERTICAL SUPPORTS
- B – 4 pieces of 2×3 lumber – 22″ long HORIZONTAL SUPPORTS
- C – 1 piece of fabric – 25″x62″ long FABRIC
- Safety gloves, glasses, Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
- Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface
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Building a folding divider
The first step of the project is to build the components fro the room dividers. In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to build the components out of 2×3 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the components and make the notches using a circular saw. Make several parallel cuts (3/4″ deep) inside the marked lines and remove the excess materials with a chisel. Smooth the recesses using sandpaper.
The next step of the woodworking project is to assemble the panels. Add glue to the joints, drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws to reinforce the joints, after making sure the corners are square. Clamp the components together for several hours, until the glue dries out.
Assembling the room divider is one of the last steps of the woodworking project. In order to get a professional result, we recommend you to lock the panels together by using piano hinges or metal hinges. Align the panels at both ends and leave no significant gaps between them. Attach the fabric to the panels and stretch it properly before securing it to the frame by using staples.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the final touches. Therefore, you need fill all the holes with a good filler and let the compound to dry out properly, before sanding the wooden surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
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