Use Old Windows to Build a Room Divider

In order to help save the environment, your old windows can be used as a unique room divider in your house. Due to the old window frames come with variety styles and sizes, you can choose either a multi-framed window for creating a touch of Old World class or even create something new, dynamic and modern divider to your existing room. Below are some of the tips and ideas on how to use old windows to build a room divider.

What you need:

  1. Old windows
  2. “S” hook
  3. Hinges
  4. Screws
  5. Elbow grease

Method:

  1. First of all, you need to take into consideration whether your area is at risk from earthquakes or hurricanes and if it is, glass window usage for a divider in your room will become dangerous if it falls or its glass shatters. Another option is for you to remove all the glass but maintain the frame of the window only so that it will create a unique room divider.
  2. If you like to fix your window frame to the ceiling of your room, you can mount the window frame using an “S” hook which will enable it to swing from side to side even though it is attached to the ceiling. The window glass also can be replaced with netting so that it will not endanger you and your family if the glass breaks.
  3. For creating more than one window frame, you could build a hinged room divider along with a couple of similar frames. You need to look for two frames without too many holes, while the hinges that you will be using must match both of the frames or the d├ęcor of your house.
  4. Then, line up the hinges on both of the window frames, draw around the edge of the hinge using a pencil on both of the frames. Ensure that you determine where the holes should be. If you are using glass on the windows, make sure they are covered with newspaper or fabric for safety precautions.
  5. After that, set one of the frames aside first, and proceed with screwing the hinges into its position on the other frame. Always ensure that the hinges are in the correct position and also capable of performing your expected result.
  6. Finally, you have to screw the hinges on the other window frame carefully before placing them over the drawn markings which you have done earlier.

Additional Reading:
http://www.doityourself.com/stry/reusing-old-windows-to-build-a-unique-room-divider
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/687293/how_to_recycle_old_screen_doors_and.html?cat=30

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