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How to build an internal privacy screen?

msmurthy
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How to build an internal privacy screen?

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EricL
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Re: privacy screen

Hello @msmurthy

 

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. It's great to have you join us, and thank you for sharing your question about how to build a timber privacy screen.

 

You can build this screen using pine timber. For the top and bottom parts, I suggest using Porta 90 x 12mm 2.4m Clear Pine DAR your cutting length will depend on the number of timber vertical pieces you will be installing. For the vertical part, I recommend Porta 65 x 12mm 2.4m Clear Pine DAR

 

It's always best to test the timber pieces that are being installed. In this manner, you'll know how much needs to be cut off. Measure the area where you are installing it to. Subtract the thickness of the top and bottom timber pieces to the overall length. The answer you get will be the measurement for the vertical panels.

 

I suggest using Zenith 8G x 50mm Gold Passivated Countersunk Rib Head Chipboard Screws - 22 Pack to attach the top and bottom pieces to the vertical ones. Would it be possible for you to tell me what kind of flooring you have? Once we have this information, we can then give you recommendations on how to mount the bottom piece to your floor.  

 

I will draw you some steps on how to assemble the privacy screen. As soon as I finish the drawings, I will post them here.

 

If you need further assistance, please let us know.

 

Eric

 

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EricL
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Re: How to build an internal privacy screen?

Hello @msmurthy 

 

Here are the drawings along with the steps as promised. 

 

  • Decide how long you want your privacy screen to be. Cut two panels from the Porta 90 x 12mm 2.4m Clear Pine DAR, one for the bottom and one from the top.
  • Using a pencil and ruler mark the position of the vertical panels on both top and bottom panels. The closer the panels are, the less you can see through them. If you place them farther apart, it will be easier to see through them at certain angles. I've placed the example at 30mm apart. 
  • It's important to make sure of the height of the vertical panel Porta 65 x 12mm 2.4m Clear Pine DAR. Measure the area you are installing in and deduct the thickness of the top and bottom panel which is 24mm. 
  • Cut the appropriate number of vertical panels and screw them onto the top and bottom panels. Make sure they line up with your pencil marks.
  • Once all the panels are installed, stand the privacy screen up and using a Craftright 1200mm Spirit Level make sure that the screen is square and level before fixing it to your floor and ceiling.

    

Please keep us updated with your project, we look forward to seeing your privacy screen assembled and installed.

 

If you need further assistance, please let us know.

 

Eric

 

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