The modern DIY room partition with plants
- Cost40-70 £
- Duration3-4 h
Would you like to partition a large room and have a love for greenery? Then a room partition decorated with plants is the perfect project for you. It provides you with enough storage space for pots and pans, and allows you to hang things. We’ll show you how to build a room partition out of wood.
Have you heard about our 18-volt system yet? It offers a very wide variety of devices for many uses. The thing that makes the project below so special is that you can use the same rechargeable battery for every part of this project. Simply swap out the battery pack, insert it into a different device that is part of the 18-volt system and continue to the next step.
It should go without saying that your safety is paramount throughout every step of the project, so make sure you take the necessary precautions to protect yourself. You can find everything you need to know about the correct protective clothing you need when using each type of tool in our overview.
- pocket rule
- Set square
- paint set
- 2x plywood boards (1200 x 400 x 15 mm)
- 4x plywood boards (100 x 400 x 15 mm)
- 3x square timbers (2000 x 35 x 35 mm)
- 8x steel angle brackets (40 x 40 x 0.5 mm)
- 4x furniture casters (50 mm diam., with ball bearings)
- 40x round head screws (4 x 25 mm)
- 12x countersunk screws with under-head ribs (4 x 45 mm)
- 2x countersunk screws with under-head ribs (4 x 60 mm)
- Paint (approx. 345 ml)
Mount the separator walls
You need: Cordless drill/driver, suitable bit set, pocket rule, pencil, g-clamps, Plywood board (1200 x 400 x 15 mm), 4x plywood boards (100 x 400 x 15 mm), 8x steel angle brackets (40 x 40 x 0.5 mm), Round head screws (4 x 25 mm)
First, place the four separator walls (100 x 400 x 15 mm plywood boards) on one of the large plywood boards (1200 x 400 x 15 mm). Connect the boards using two steel angle brackets and four round head screws. The two outer boards should be flush with the respective outer edges. The two separator walls in the middle are placed parallel to the short side at a distance of 395 mm.
Attach the upper boards
Now, place the second large wooden board on top of your structure and use eight 4 x 45 mm countersunk screws to connect the structure to the board. The distance between the screws is 75 mm for the two outer separator walls. It should be 402.5 mm for the middle separator walls. The distance to the longer side is always 100 mm.
Shorten the squared timbers
Drill holes in the squared timbers
Now, mark two drill holes on each of the two longer squared timbers. These must be a distance of 25 mm from the sides and 100 mm from the shorter side. Repeat this step with the shorter squared timber: mark one drill hole each at both ends of the structure (distance from the sides: 65 mm). Then, drill through all marked points with a 3 mm Brad point drill bit. Place a piece of scrap wood under the board so you don’t damage your workbench.
Attach the squared timbers
You need: Cordless combi drill, suitable bit set, pocket rule, Set square, Squared timbers with drill holes from step 5, Countersunk screws with under-head ribs (4 x 45 mm), Countersunk screws with under-head ribs (4 x 60 mm)
Connect the two longer pieces of square timber to the structure in the centre and flush with the underside of the unit using four countersunk screws (4 x 45 mm) each. Then, connect the third squared timber (1360 mm) to the longer squared timbers at the marked points using two 4 x 60 mm countersunk screws.
Drill holes in the wall
Fasten the four furniture casters to the base of the structure at an equal distance from the outer edges using four 4 x 25 mm round head screws per caster. If you’re feeling artistic, you can paint it either white or any other colour you desire. Allow the paint to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions on the paint can. Finally, decorate with plants and your green room partition in an urban industrial design is ready!