I'm thinking about making a decorative folding screen & was wondering
if anyone had any thoughts on the dimensions I'm considering. I'm
thinking of building each section to 2'x6' using a 3/4 in. thick oak
frame and a suspended canvas panel, with 1/4 in. thick oak latticework
on each side of the panel for decoration & to help brace the frame.
My question really relates to the frame thickness - does 3/4 in. seem
thick enough to be sturdy at 2'x6'? Thanks for any feedback!
I'm in the middle of building one now. The basic design is southwestern,
with panels at 18x61 (don't ask). It's white oak, with a short panel of salt
cedar sticks above, fabric in the center, and a wooden frame and panel lower
section. I'm using 3/4" oak and it's just fine, but be careful to make the
joints tight--there isn't a lot of glue surface on something like this. I'll
send you a picture if you email.
The Japanese Woodworker catalog has at least one publication on making
screens. If you don't want to purchase a book you can probably review it
at a well equipped library.
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