Wir zeigen euch, wie ihr euch selbst einen Paravent baut.

The screen: a whole world of decorative possibilities

Got an office that simply won't look neat and tidy, no matter what you try? Do you have a "corner of chaos" brimming over with all sorts of things that don't have a designated cupboard space, with new things added to it daily? Then we have the perfect solution for you: a screen - covered in a material of your choice - which blocks out those unsightly corners.

We will take you through making your own screen, step by step:

What you will need for the screen/room divider:

  • Vertical posts (x6, measuring 161 cm) 
  • Horizontal posts (x6, measuring 36 cm) 
  • 2 x lengths of material, 1.5 m x 4 m each, in a colour or pattern of your choice 
  • Saw, sandpaper, Battery-operated screwdriver 
  • Screws (5 x 40 for the wood, 2 for top and bottom of each piece) + small screws for the hinges 
  • Scissors, hinges (x4) 
  • Hand tacker (e.g. NOVUS J-17 dual worker
  • Staples (fine wire staples, 6-8 mm)

Step 1: Cut the wooden slats

First, you need to cut the wooden slats. You will need two long (vertical posts) and two short (horizontal posts) wooden slats for each panel of the screen, which will combine to form the whole panel.

Step 2: Sand and stain the surfaces

Sand the rough surface of the slats with sandpaper and stain them to match your choice of fabric.

Step 3: Secure the slats

Now it is time to screw the wooden parts together to assemble three whole frames. Stapling the wooden slats together before securing them with screws can help to keep them stable.

Um den Paravent selber zu bauen, müsst ihr den Stoff zuschneiden, spannen und festtackern.

Step 4: Cut the material

Lay the material on top of the wooden panel and cut it so that it extends over the frame by two centimetres.

Step 5: Cover with the material and staple it down

Next, cover the wooden frame of the screen with the material. When doing so, ensure that you secure the opposite sides first, so that the material is pulled nice and tight. Staple down the material, making sure that the staples are not visible from the exterior due to being too long. Finally, cover the rear side with the material.


Step 6: Attach the hinges

The last step is to connect the three wooden panels with hinges. The hinges need to be affixed in alternating positions so that the screen can stand with the panels arranged in a zigzag. The first two panels are attached with hinges to the front edge of the frames, with the hinges between the second and third element attached to the rear side of the frames.

You can check YouTube to see exactly how it should look. And now your office seems much tidier, right? Of course, you can also make a screen for your home. On the hunt for other great DIY ideas? Then you should check out the Novus website!