The modern DIY room partition with plants

A room partition decorated with plants is standing in a living room.
Plants not only liven up a room – they also make great room partitions.

  • Difficulty
    medium
  • Cost
    40-70 £
  • Duration
    3-4 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.

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You need
Utilities
  • pencil
  • pocket rule
  • Set square
  • g-clamps
  • paint set
Materials
  • 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)
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter

Let's go - step by step

Step 1 7

Mount the separator walls

A metal bracket is being screwed to two wooden boards with a cordless drill.
Clamp the two boards firmly together before you start screwing.

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.

 

Step 2 7

Attach the upper boards

A cordless drill is being used to screw a wooden board in place.
Due to the narrow side walls, it is important to be precise when screwing from above.

You need: Cordless drill/driver, suitable bit set, g-clamps, Wooden structure from step 1, Plywood board (1200 x 400 x 15 mm)

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.

Step 3 7

Sanding

A wooden structure is being sanded.
Make sure to sand the edges of the wooden boards thoroughly.

You need: Multi-sander, Sanding paper for multi-sanders, Wooden structure from steps 1 and 2, Metal adhesive

Next, use a 120-grain sanding sheet to obtain clean, smooth edges and to prepare the wood for painting later on.

Step 4 7

Shorten the squared timbers

A squared timber is being shortened with a NanoBlade saw.
The squared timber should be clamped down securely onto your workbench.

You need: NanoBlade saw, nanoBLADE Wood Basic 50, pencil, pocket rule, g-clamps, 3x square timbers (2000 x 35 x 35 mm)

Now, cut one of the squared timbers to a length of 1360 mm and the other two to a length of 1780 mm.

Step 5 7

Drill holes in the squared timbers

A cordless drill is being used to drill a hole in a squared timber.
A cordless drill is being used to drill a hole in a squared timber.

You need: Cordless drill/driver, Brad point drill bits, pencil, pocket rule, g-clamps, Sawn squared timbers from step 4

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.

Step 6 7

Attach the squared timbers

A squared timber is being screwed on to a wooden structure.
Make sure to screw the squared timbers to the centre of the structure.

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.

Step 7 7

Drill holes in the wall

A cordless drill is being used to screw furniture casters on to a wooden structure.
As long as the casters are placed at the same distance from the outer edge, their exact position is not important.

You need: Cordless combi drill, suitable bit set, pencil, Set square, paint set, 4x furniture casters (50 mm diam., with ball bearings), Round head screws (4 x 25 mm), Paint (approx. 345 ml)

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!