So I've always wanted one of those folding screens but they're always either way to expensive or way too ornate. I adore simple things. The more simple the better. I saw some screens online I liked but were over $100 plus tax and shipping and handling, totally insane. So I went to my closest lumber store and made my own!
First, I went to Home Depot with some measurements, picked out some wood, dragged it to the back of the store and cut it into the appropriate sizes. Then I brought them home, up three flights of stairs and threw them on the floor along with some tools.
Then I got to work. I simply lay out the pieces as I wanted them and stapled them together with a handy dandy staple gun that I found was pretty fun to use. I made six frames and lined them up. Each one measures 17 inches wide by 72 inches tall.
Then I stretched out paper over three of the frames.
And after I made sure the paper was nice tight and straight, I set it in place with glue and staples.
Next, I took the other three remaining frames and I glued them to the papered frames. The corners had to be pressed nice and tight. No jiggling allowed. Left to dry overnight.
Add a couple hinges and finally, the finished product in my living room. Shadows behind screen are caused by my Xmas tree.