I also needed two space dividers. I've been looking for a long time on the various Internet sites for second hand items but these things don't appear to trade very much, and new they cost upward of $300 for small units. I was in need of 2 panels five by five feet. This was going to be pricey.
Which got me to think about these things for a bit. PVC tubing seemed to be a good material to make the frame out of. The panel it self can be created with a some nice canvas. I was onto something. At the local hardware store I found what I needed at incredible prices! The total cost for this project per panel is $25! On top of that this is a real easy thing to make and all parts are very easy to find.
Step 1: Materials
- 3 - 1" x 10 F PVC piping. (or use old pipes,.. be environmentally friendly!)
- 4 - 1" PVC corner pieces
- 2 - 1" PVC cross pieces
- 4 - 1" PVC end caps
- 1 - PVC glue
- 1 - can of black plastic spray paint
- 1 - 5x5 'easy drop canvas'. (you can use any fabric you like as long as it doesn't stretch) I found this in the paint section, this is normally used to cover the floor while painting.
- 6 - grommets
- 6 - hooks (5/8")
You typically can do the sawing at the hardware store. They tend to have good saws and a good work bench. Then you would not even need the saw.