Making Room Dividers With PVC Pipe


An easy, simple, yet functional do-it-yourself room divider can be made with PVC pipes, connectors, fabric and a few tools and supplies. The wide range of fabric materials and colors makes this project adaptable to any room's decor. With this particular design you can also alter the dimensions to fit any room size. A PVC room divider is a very inexpensive solution for partitioning off a room and can be constructed in a matter of hours.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Hacksaw
  • 1-1/2 inch PVC pipe
  • 2 PVC T-joints
  • 4 PVC end caps
  • 2 PVC elbows
  • PVC cement
  • Scissors
  • Fabric (7 by 9 feet)
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Take a tape measure and mark out four 1-foot sections along the length of the PVC pipe. Cut the sections with a hacksaw. Apply PVC cement to the ends of two sections and insert them into the ends of a PVC T-joint. Repeat this with the other two sections and another T-joint. Apply the cement to the remaining four ends and attach a PVC end cap to each end. These assemblies form the two base supports for the divider.

  • Cut two sections of PVC pipe, each one measuring 6 feet in length. Cut another section of PVC pipe measuring 8 feet in length. These are the two sides and top of the room divider frame.

  • Measure and cut a 6-inch-square notch out of each corner of the fabric with scissors. Fold over 3 inches of material on each side and use pins to hold the material in preparation for sewing. Sew a seam along each side to make a pocket for the PVC pipes.

  • Slide a 6-foot section of PVC pipe into each side pocket of the material. Apply cement onto the bottom of the PVC pipes and insert each one into the top of the T-joint on each base support assembly. Apply cement to the top of these two pipes and attach a PVC elbow to each one.

  • Slide the top 8-foot section of PVC pipe into the top pocket of the material. Apply cement to each end and attach them to the PVC elbows at the top of the two side sections. There is no need to slide any PVC pipe into the bottom pocket. Your room divider is now complete and ready to use.

Tips & Warnings

  • For a more portable room divider, do not cement the side and top frame sections together and do not cement the side sections to the base supports.
  • Spray-paint the PVC pipes with an accent or matching color for more interest.

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