Tools and Materials
2 sheets 3/4-inch birch plywood (4 feet by 8 feet)
6 bifold hinges
7 yards gingham or other check fabric, 60 inches wide
6 pieces batting, cut to 2 feet by 6 1/2 feet
14 yards of 3/4-inch ribbon
6 stabilizing feet
- From the plywood, cut three 2-by-6 1/2-foot pieces.
- Sink pilot holes for bifold hinges: Attach the left-hand panel to the center panel by screwing hinges 6 inches from the top and bottom, and a third in the center. Repeat to attach the center panel to the right-hand panel. Remove hinges; they will be reattached in the same holes in step 7. (If you're using an existing screen, simply remove the hinges.)
- Cut 6 pieces of fabric 2 feet 1 1/2 inches by 6 feet 7 1/2 inches; press.
- Place 1 panel flat, and lay a piece of batting over it. Stretch a piece of fabric over the panel, so its 4 edges just cover the edge of the plywood. Staple the top side, then the bottom, then the sides. Trim any excess fabric. Repeat with the panel's reverse side. Trim again.
- Repeat step 4 to cover the other 2 panels.
- Cover the staples: Using glue, attach ribbon along the perimeter of each panel.
- Reattach hinges.
- Screw 2 stabilizing feet into the bottom edges of each panel.
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