Our first plan of the new year! Yahoo. I am all about tackling those lingering projects at the moment- there will be no more procrastinating because projects multiply like bunnies around here. Truly, I am completely overwhelmed with all of the ‘stuff’ I have and need to keep on hand for this amazing biz-ness of mine, but I am ready to simplify and focus on only those things I really truly need to complete or better my spaces. If you need a little something to define a space in your home, but don’t want to block light or make your space feel smaller, this is the perfect plan for you. Right now I would like to have two of these to close myself off from my crazy toddler – mama needs a moment of silence to mourn the sweet little baby that he used to be right before he became the most adorable demon seed babe in the whole wide world, eek! Xx… Rayan
As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase on the site or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. If you are a blogger and you post about your build, don’t forget to include a link to your post on your showcase here. Don’t forget… for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!
- 11 – 1×2 at 8’
- 4 – 1×4 at 8’
- 6 – 1×2 at 22” – Frame Top and Bottom
- 6 – 1×2 at 67” – Frame Sides
- 3 – 1×4 at 16-1/4” – First Front Piece
- 3 – 1×2 at 31-1/2” – Second Front Piece
- 3 – 1×4 at 31-1/2” – Third Front Piece
- 3 – 1×2 at 31-1/2” – Fourth Front Piece
- 3 – 1×4 at 24-1/16” – Fifth Front Piece
- 3 – 1×4 at 12” – First Back Piece
- 3 – 1×2 at 31-1/2” – Second Back Piece
- 3 – 1×4 at 31-1/2” – Third Back Piece
- 3 – 1×4 at 31-1/2” – Fourth Back Piece
- 3 – 1×2 at 31-1/2” – Fifth Back Piece
- 3 – 1×4 at 9-7/8” – Sixth Back Piece
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.
Cut out the Frame Top, Bottom, and Sides. Set the Kreg jig for 3/4” material and drill pocket holes in the both ends of the Sides. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.
Cut out the Front Pieces. Set the Kreg jig for 3/4” material and drill pocket holes in the both ends of the Front Pieces. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. The Front Pieces will be flush with the front side of the Frame. All pieces will be cut at a 45 degree angle.
Cut out the Back Pieces. Set the Kreg jig for 3/4” material and drill pocket holes in the both ends of the Back Pieces. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. The Back Pieces will be flush with the back side of the Frame. All pieces will be cut at a 45 degree angle. Repeat Steps 1-3 two more times to create a total of three Screens.
Next, let’s place the hinges on one Screen. On this Screen – which will be the middle screen – place three hinges on each outside edge of the Frame as shown. On one side, the hinges will be lined up with the front of the Frame, and on the other side, the hinges will be lined up with the back of the Frame.
Attach all three Screens together, with the hinged Screen in the center. “Fold” the screen into a shape that allows it to stand on its own.
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School