Build a Fancy Room Divider

I really love those room dividers… There are so many options for color, pattern, size, etc. but the cost can be outrageous! Today, I will provide plans to build your own customizable screen for very little dinero.


  • Saw – Circular, jig or miter
  • Drill
  • Kreg Jig (for pocket holes) & 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Air nailer and brads
  • Square and pencil
  • Tape measure


  • 2 sheets of 1/4″ lauan (also known as “Premium Underlayment”), plywood, or hardboard
  • 7 – 1x2s at 8′
  • 3 pairs of hinges
  • Optional knobs or drawer pulls
  • Wallpaper, Scrapbooking paper, Paint, etc.

** The materials listed make three panels, enough for one divider **

Cut the pieces for the frames. Set the Kreg jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter boards. Assemble as shown in the picture using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Another  option would be to use a brad nailer for assembly instead of the Kreg jig.



Cut the 1/4″ plywood pieces. Plywood sheets are sold in 4′ x 8′ sheets. If the sheets are ripped to approximately 15-7/8″ x 8′, you can get three panels per sheet. Using glue and the bradnailer, fasten the panels to the frames. Attach the hinges and voila – a quick and easy project!



Sand thoroughly and finish as desired. the divider could be painted, covered with wallpaper, covered with scrapbooking paper in a patchwork manner, covered with vintage posters (a Jimi Hendrix divider would be AWESOME!!) or just simply stained.

Build a Room Divider


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Until next time,

Happy Creating!