MAKE YOUR OWN
BUGGED-OUT ROOM DIVIDER
1. BUILD THE FRAME
1a. Using the miter box to make a 45
degree angle, cut 2 of the pine planks
at 4½' lengths, and 2 at 3' lengths
(measurements given are from the
longest mitered ends). Lightly sand
corners and edges of the cut ends.
1b. From the tip of a ½" drill bit, use
masking tape to mark a length of 2".
With a pencil, mark points on the long
side of each of the 3' sections, centered at a point 8" from each end of
the narrow edge. Drill a hole at each of
the marked points, using the 2" marking on the drill bit as your stop guide.
Brush away sawdust from each piece.
Project photography by Jake McKenzie and Ty Nowotny
1c. Clamp 1 long frame board to a
table, and then clamp the short frame
board flush with 1 end, clamping
across the joint and making sure that
the corner is square. Drill a 1" hole
through the edge of the short board
and into the mitered end of the long
board. Unclamp the corner and apply
glue to both faces, then re-clamp and
screw the corner together using 2½"
drywall screws. Wipe off excess glue,
repeat for the other 3 corners, and
let the whole thing dry.
Time: A Weekend Complexity: Medium