How to Build a Room Divider From Folding Closet Doors

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Things You'll Need

  • Paint

  • 3 hinges

  • Drill

  • Screwdriver

Keep your old folding closet doors to turn into room dividers.

Room dividers are especially useful in large spaces, allowing you to section off different areas. Whether you're making a cozy nook for sleeping in a studio apartment or separating different parts of a classroom, folding room dividers provide a portable option that's easy to move if necessary. Create your own using two sets of folding closet doors.


Step 1

Paint or decorate both sets of folding closet doors before assembling into the room divider. Glue pieces of cork board to sections of the closet door to create a room divider that's also a bulletin board, or create a mural on either side. Leave plain for an understated appearance.

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Step 2

Lay one set of folding doors directly next to the other set. Line them up evenly, leaving a small gap of about an inch between the two.


Step 3

Line three sets of hinges up between the two sets of doors. Place the hinges at the same heights as the ones on the folding doors.

Step 4

Mark the location of each screw on the hinges with a pencil. Use a drill to create one starter hole for each screw. Screw the hinges into place to attach the two folding door sets.

Step 5

Stand the completed room divider in an upright position and fold the door panels in different directions to balance.


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