The screen is a great way to easily distinguishspace in the room, hide and separate the corner for relaxation or wardrobe, create a stylish decorative element in the room. Since the mobile partition is not the most necessary and common object of the interior, it can be quite difficult to choose a suitable variant among ready-made models. The way out is to make the original screen yourself.
Advantages of the modular screen from cardboard
In the classical version, the screen is aThe construction in the form of an accordion, consisting of several gates - from three to eight, connected by a loop. But today we will examine in more detail the modular screen, which is assembled, as if a three-dimensional designer, from individual parts. This partition is light and mobile, it visually does not overload the space, which often happens with massive screens of wood. In addition, the modular screen can easily be modified, changed in height, color, and quickly disassembled and folded into a small box as unnecessary. As a material of manufacture we will use dense corrugated cardboard, for example, boxes from small and large home appliances, which we usually discard. In case you have conceived a large-scale interior or office partition, you will most likely need to purchase corrugated cardboard or binding cardboard sheets (correspondingly, cheaper and more expensive options), you can even order any color solution, lamination or varnishing. A modular screen made of cardboard will be a good solution for those who need a partition from time to time, for example, in a student theater or a children's institution. Cardboard is an easy, inexpensive, environmentally safe and rather durable material from which it is possible to make high-grade furniture. In addition, the production of furniture and accessories from recycled cardboard solves, albeit to a small extent, the issue of preserving forests and processing paper waste.
Modular cardboard screen: construction options
The design of the finished screen depends on the shape of the individualelements and the way they are connected. In fact, the design and appearance of the partition can be limited only by your imagination, since the method of fastening based on the slots allows you to connect any curly elements. Rectangles, triangles, ovals, butterflies, stars and flowers will create a unique screen that will become a functional decoration of the interior of the house or office. The material can be used ascardboard of natural color, and colored laminated. An interesting solution is to combine modules of different colors. Such a screen will become a bright accent in the room, adding colors to the pastel monochrome interior.
How to make a cardboard screen with your own hands
Variant 1, complicated Let's take a detailed look at how to make such a modular screen with your own hands. For work you will need:
- sheets of cardboard (in this case, thickness 4mm and 7mm);
- pencil and ruler;
- stationery knife or scissors.
Redraw from the screen to plain paper orprint out the diagram of the individual parts of the screen in the specified proportions. In total, five parts are used, labeled A, B, C, D, E on plain paper. Only five elements from part A to part E, the size of the sides is indicated in centimeters. Cut out the scheme on paper, attach to the cardboard andcarefully circle the detail with a pencil with all the slots. In occasion of the slits it is important to remember that their width should be no more than the thickness of the cardboard used. Try to connect two pieces of cardboard with a slot to see how wide it should be. For a ready-made modular screen measuring 145 cm by 145 cm, such quantity of each part will be needed:
- part A - 16 pieces,
- part B - 80 pieces,
- part C - 70 pieces,
- part D - 64 pieces,
- part E - 5 pcs.
Cut out the cardboard thinner all the details from A to D, and from the cardboard a little thicker - the details of E for the legs. After all the details have been cut out, begin to collect the individual modules. Parts C and D act as connectors for larger A and B. With connectors C, continue to connect the assembled modules of the screen. For details, place E at the bottom of the screen as support feet. Such a screen can be made higher or lower, cascade or ladder. Option 2, Simplifieddetails can be difficult, so we offer an easier way to make a cardboard screen with your own hands. In this case, you need a diagram of just one detail. The figure can be any, but symmetrical - from a rectangle to a butterfly. Slots of different sizes help reliablyto connect the details, form a three-dimensional structure-partition. Unfortunately, the author has limited access to video with a step-by-step course of work, so I propose to see how the Nomad screen is going. In principle, it is possible to understand the diagram of each part from the video and, if desired, cut out the modules from the cardboard. A few more options for the screen from cardboard - for inspiration!