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How to build a room divider for a bedroom

Many families with several children do not have enough space in the house so that every child has a bedroom separate. If your children share a room, but would like to have their own separate spaces, consider building a room divider. Place open shelves or other tall furniture pieces is a simple and functional way to divide the room into separate areas. This solution not only provides privacy, but also offers additional storage space.

 divider for a bedroom

Two high shelves or libraries Plywood table 3/4 inch (9.50 mm) thick Painting Wood screws 1 1/2 inch (3.80 cm)Full list


Rearrange the furniture in the room , dividing it into two different sections. If you divide the room into two spaces for sleeping, place a bed on each side of the room. To divide a bedroom into a sleeping area and a living room, bed located on one side of the room and a comfortable chair on the other side.

Take two open shelves high. If you have this type of furniture, remove the back of a pair of normal high shelves.

Place the narrow side of one of the shelving units to the wall, in the middle of the two sections of the bedroom . Place the second shelf in alignment with the first, with at least 12 inches (30.50 cm) of clearance between them. Then you place the plywood board as if it were a solid wall in between the two racks, the more space there is between the two shelves, the longer the spacer.

Measure the width between the two shelves and the height of the shelves. Cutting a plywood board 3/4 inch (9.50 mm) along the height of the shelves and 2 inches (5.10 cm) wider than the space between the shelves.

Paint both sides of the plywood board to match the color of the shelves or in the color scheme in decorating the bedroom . To further separate the two sections of the bedroom , paint the wood with a different color for each side.

Presents the plywood board in the upright position between the two units of the shelving, superimposing the sides of the shelves to 1 inch (2.55 cm) on each side. Drilling holes through wood and the shelves at the top and bottom and each 5 inches (12.70 cm) in between.

Insert wood screws 1 1/2 inch (3.80 cm) into the holes to attach the wood to the shelves.

Fill the shelves with books and other items. Hang pictures, posters and other decorations on the plywood board between the shelves. If the separator is in the bedroom of your children, let each child personalize your side of the separator.