Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build an Echo Room Divider

03.24.14 By //

By special reader request, this fabulous multi-function piece serves as storage, display, and of course easily divides a space into multiple living areas. You know I love a good multi-function piece so this is a no brainer, especially since it’s a rather straightforward build! Easy Peasy in fact… Xx… Rayan

Estimated Cost


  • 2 – 3” x 3” posts at 8’ (If 3” x 3” posts cannot be found, 4” x 4” posts can be ripped down on a table saw, or a stacked 1×3 and 2×3 which have been glued together can be used as well.)
  • 3 – 1×2 at 8’
  • 1 – 1×3 at 8’
  • 1- 2’x 4’ sheet of ¾” plywood
  • 1 full sheet of ¾” plywood
Cut List
  • 4 – 3” x 3” posts cut at 78-3/4” – Legs
  • 6 – 1×2 at 40-1/2” Stretchers
  • 2 – 1×3 at 40-1/2” – Stretchers
  • 4 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/4” x 40-1/2” – Narrow Shelves
  • 3 – ¾” plywood at 15-3/4” x 40-1/2” – Wider Shelves

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1

Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly.

Cut the pieces for the legs and the stretchers. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The front face of the stretchers will be flush with the front face of the legs. Make two of the assemblies.

Step 2

Cut the pieces for the narrower shelves and drill pocket holes as shown. Secure the shelves to the legs and the stretchers using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The top face of the shelves will be flush with the top face of the stretchers.

Step 3

Cut the pieces for the wider shelves and drill pocket holes as shown. Secure the shelves to the legs at the dimensions indicated using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

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