I'm moving to a new place that has a very large, open space. I'm
looking for a cheap way to partition off a corner of the room for an
office area around my desk (so guests don't see all of my clutter).
Anyone have any recommendations ? It's a loft, so something unfinished
or industrial looking is fine. I was thinking of building a couple of
screens with 1/2" steel conduit and some cheap plastic sheets in
the middle, but I haven't found good plastic to use.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
The geographical center of Boston is in Roxbury. Due north of the
Cheap bookcases. Either the chipboard crap from Ikea or the big-box, or hit
an institutional/government auction and buy real ones. (auctions usually
have the tinkertoy office panels, too, but you may have to buy a pallet
load, and the stuff often isn't lotted out in complete sets, just however
the crew threw it on the truck.) Big cities usually have a dealer in used
store fixtures- probably can find some scuffed slot panels pretty cheap, and
some stuff to hang off them and make display space for your art and such.
Hit the local army surplus, and buy a butt load of big metal ammo cans, the
kind that stack like milk crates. A wall, and dry moth-proof storage for
Make sure whatever you set up isn't a tipping hazard, especially if you are
in quake country or throw rowdy parties. Tie it to walls, or bolt it into L
shapes, or screw metal channel to the tops, or something. Lead bricks on
bottom shelf help a lot. Being pinned is no fun if you live alone.
Homaste or some similar soft paper panelboard, covered
in cheap fabric, in channel-iron or wooden frames.
That way you can use the panels as bulletin boards, you're
not creating a fire-hazard, you get a LITTLE bit of noise
suppression, The damn things don't tip over in the
slightest breeze, and you're not doing shadow-puppet shows.
I will confess that I used Sunforger canvas and copper pipe
to do my panels, but that's because it's what I had around.
I built a wall of six foot high book cases "back to back" to
divide my "office" area from the rest of the family room. This
gave me a lot of space to store my library which I needed and
allows for air circulation throughout the room.
-> I'm moving to a new place that has a very large, open space. I'm-> looking for a cheap way to partition off a corner of the room for an-> office area around my desk (so guests don't see all of my clutter).-> -> Anyone have any recommendations ? It's a loft, so something unfinished-> or industrial looking is fine. I was thinking of building a couple of-> screens with 1/2" steel conduit and some cheap plastic sheets in-> the middle, but I haven't found good plastic to use. -> -> Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
I plan to use mini blinds to separated my office
space from my bedroom. Blinds come in many styles
Vertical blinds may work better for this. You can buy the ready made
version at Lowes or HD.
With the proper anchors you can ceiling mount the provided hardware. This
would leave a 1 foot gap at the floor level in your standard 8' ceiling
There is a type of plastic made for bathrooms that is white, cheap, comes
in 4x8 foot sheets and can be found in Home Depot or Lowes. You could
punch holes around the perimeter and hold it in place with a cord. You can
paint it with spray paint made for plastic, or maybe dye it.
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