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MahonAzul
« on: December 02, 2007 06:16:12 AM »

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.


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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.


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Then I stretched out paper over three of the frames.


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And after I made sure the paper was nice tight and straight, I set it in place with glue and staples.


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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.


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Add a couple hinges and finally, the finished product in my living room. Shadows behind screen are caused by my Xmas tree.


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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2007 06:25:22 AM »

That looks great! What kind of paper did you use? How much did you save?
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2007 06:37:46 AM »

The Paper. You know when you go to your doctor and they make you lay down on a surface covered with this paper that bunches and crunches? That paper! They let me have a roll that was almost finished.

I spent on everything about 43 dollars. I saved an average of over $70!
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2007 06:52:12 AM »

You did such a great job! I love it. Smiley I might have to make one too. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2007 07:05:51 AM »

This looks WONDERFUL!
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2007 07:13:43 AM »

This is awesome! Great job!  I was thinking too that if you weren't too concerned about light showing through you could use some sort of wrapping paper to help brighten up a room and add color.
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2007 09:20:55 AM »

fansastic!!! i have an old one in my basement ---a few monthes ago it finished it up ( added a some pain and stuff to the "unpretty spots") and then added some pretty paper --i actualy use it as a changing screen. When i was little i remeber my mom had one --she had cork on the frames so she used it a a desing borad --each panel was a different topic
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2007 11:43:37 AM »

Wow! that is just awsome! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2007 02:00:54 PM »

That looks great! I really like your home too.
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MahonAzul
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2007 06:21:49 AM »

Thank you! I'm glad you liked.  Cheesy And its always awesome to get compliments on one's home too!

And you know, just by using the same simple design, you could make any type of screen and maybe even using fabric. Next one I make, I'm going to try to get a Moroccan feel to it for my bedroom.
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