Room partitions and divider screens are used to provide a certain amount of privacy along with being an aesthetic feature. There are several choices in materials available but metal screens have the advantage of being strong, durable and cost friendly. On top of that, SS screens can adopt any form or design desired. This is a blueprint of how to design a Scandinavian Style partition within budget using SS hollow steel sections.

What do you require?
Materials:

  • 1. 2” x 2” hollow steel section
  • 2. 1/2” hollow steel section
  • 3. SS putty
  • 4. SS primer
  • 5. Metal paint

Tools and equipments:

  • 1. Measuring tape
  • 2. Charcoal pencils
  • 3. Angle Grinder
  • 4. Triangle ruler
  • 5. Ball peen hammer
  • 6. Engineer square
  • 7. Gas welding machine
  • 8. Safety gear
  • 9. Belt sander machine
  • 10. Air spray paint gun

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How to Build?

1. First, measure the opening where the partition or divider screen is to be placed and mark out the area that is to be left for circulation and the area to be considered for fixing the partition. One should plan enough circulation space to pass without bumping into the partition and enough clearance to shift furniture if required.

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2. Next measure and mark the area where the partition is to be fixed on the floor, wall and ceiling using chalk or floor marking tape.

3. In this Scandinavian style partition/ divider screen, I have considered a 50mm x 50mm SHS hollow pipe to make the framework. Take the square section in the perimeter of the partition frame.

4. Mark the length of partition on the square section on both sides and then mark a 45 degree angle on both sides of the line marked using a triangle ruler.

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5. Using an angle grinder, cut through the metal over the lines marked earlier. Make sure to not cut all the way through and stop when the cutter reaches the bottom face of the steel section.

6. Now, fix the SHS section on the workbench and start bending it using a hammer from the cut until the 45 degree angle cut comes face to face to form a mitre joint. Check the squareness of the edge using an engineer square. Repeat the same steps until we have the rectangular frame ready.

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7. Now using a welding machine, weld the mitre joint as cleanly as possible. Remove the excess welding bead using a 40 grit flap disc on an angle grinder. SS putty can also be used to fill in joints and smooth out rough faces.

8. A ½” SHS section has been used here, but a ½” MS can be used as well. Cut all the sections in the sizes as per the design and then weld them together.

9. To finish the surface, use a belt sander machine to achieve a brushed finish.

10. Clean the surface and apply SS primer before spraying the paint on the partition screen. A charcoal colour finish will go with the Scandinavian theme.

11. Use floor and ceiling bolts to fix the partition in place.

And voila! Your Scandinavian style room partition screen is ready for use! Room partitions are a great design feature to zone out spaces as per usage and to regulate light and privacy. Screens can also be planned with ledge or storage to add more function.

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About this author
Ajanta Dube

Ajanta is an architecture graduate from MANIT, Bhopal and is currently running her own practice. Passionate about design and writing, she divides her time between design projects and creative writing. Apart from work, she enjoys reading, photography and long nature walks.

About this author
Ajanta Dube

Ajanta is an architecture graduate from MANIT, Bhopal and is currently running her own practice. Passionate about design and writing, she divides her time between design projects and creative writing. Apart from work, she enjoys reading, photography and long nature walks.