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How to build a room division with clear translucent plastic

Room divisions give you more privacy or create a sense of space in a large room. Using clear translucent plastic, you can make a style Japanese Shoji screen that has three panels that can fold or unfold to open and close. To find materials to build a rooms division of plastic, look for a dealer that specializes in the distribution of plastic and acrylic materials. To give you more privacy, choose plastic or acrylic material that has a texture similar to that of a textured glass door shower.

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Aligns the three pieces of fiberglass 1/4 inch (0.62 cm) wide and 16 x 48 inches (40 x 120 cm) vertically so that the long edges touching. Spacers placed 1/4 inch (0.62 cm) for slabs between acrylic sheets on top and bottom so that they are evenly spaced. Make sure the top and bottom of the pieces are level.

Use packing tape to secure the acrylic panels that do not move or separate when you take steps. Place the short end of the tape at the joints of the panels at the top and bottom.
Measure and mark the acrylic panels. 8 inches (20 cm) from the top and bottom of the acrylic panel. Draw a line on a piece of masking tape stuck to the acrylic plate at the point of the 8-inch (20 cm). Is 16 inches (40cm) down from the top point, which is the center of the panel and draw a line on a piece of masking tape stuck to the acrylic plate. Only measures sideways acrylic panels are side by side panel. The two long sides of the center panel, but only one side in the left and right panels.

Is the central edge of each of the hinges of 6 inches (15 cm). Place a small dot in the middle with a permanent marker.

Acrylic hinge open centered between two acrylic panels marks 8 inches (20 cm). Hold the hinge in place with your hand and use the permanent marker to make a point on acrylic panels to indicate the corners of the hinges. Alternatively, use the masking tape to outline the perimeter of the hinge acrylic panels if you want to use a marker. Repeat this process for the remaining brands. Make sure the marks are in acrylic panels that should remove the masking tape to glue the hinges in place.

Use a cotton swab to apply a thin layer of transparent acrylic cement viscous tube base to the back of the hinges. Applying cement prevents the outer edge of 1/8 inch (0.31 cm) from the hinge so as not to overflow the sides when pressure on the panels hinge.

Place the hinge carefully in the area you marked earlier. Press the hinge on acrylic panels for a minute to lock it in place. Add two more hinges in the same way between the two points remaining the same panels. Allow the cement to dry for 12 hours.

Turn the panels so you can glue the remaining acrylic hinges to the opposite side of the panels.

Use the same technique to attach the remaining hinges to the center panel and the panel is free of hinges. Allow the cement to dry for 12 hours.