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How to make DIY Room Dividers and a soundbooth cone of silence CV19 Working from home/home schooling

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How to make DIY Room Dividers and a soundbooth cone of silence CV19 Working from home/home schooling

Hello I hope you can help. Would be most grateful. Total newbie but my dilemma will be a common one right now. Due to the state of the world right now, I am working from home and my son is doing year 12 online at home. I rent a small cottage. 

I’d like some help in knocking up a Partition  or room divider to create a sense of division between our two tables which are in separate rooms but there is no closing door.  Say about 150 -200cm high and 100 wide. I don’t have a drill but have the bits! And lots of other tools and bits and bobs. They need to be freestanding.


another question .. more curiosity.. and this is a long shot but would anyone have any ideas for creating a sound booth.? Not a small room but a one 
of those chair type things that cut out the sound. It allow supervision.Here are a few pics for reference only. Obviously all IP is reserved to owners.. A diy one would be nothing like this but just so you get the idea!

ps I’m in a rental property....

 

Thank you for taking th time to read this...

 

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Re: How to make DIY Room Dividers and a soundbooth cone of silence CV19 Working from home/home schoo

Hi @StuckAtHome,

 

I'm sure plenty of our community members can empathise with your situation and will be happy to help in any way they can. Let me tag some very clever members in @ProjectPete@Brad and @Starkers_17 to see if they might like to kick off the discussion and give you some ideas about where to start. 

 

Welcome to Workshop. This is a friendly, welcoming and helpful place full of wonderful people. I trust you'll get helpful information, advice and inspiration for this project as well as many to come in the future. 

 

Jason

 

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Re: How to make DIY Room Dividers and a soundbooth cone of silence CV19 Working from home/home schoo

@StuckAtHome 

 

This DIY room divider looks pretty easy if you have a sewing machine. Not sure it's going to do much about sound levels, but it would also pack up easily. 

 

 

Regarding the sound booth idea, maybe just ensure your room has plenty of things that "absorb" sound? I'm thinking curtains, rugs, etc...

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Re: How to make DIY Room Dividers and a soundbooth cone of silence CV19 Working from home/home schoo

I am thinking for the divider that you could make a planter box base ( on castors if you want to move it around easily ) with a lattice screen that you could grow something like devils ivy on or go with one of the fake plant walls.

 

Off the shelf you could also go this way, will still need a drill. https://www.bunnings.com.au/matrix-1800-x-900mm-planter-box-kit-for-decor-screen-panels_p3042470 

 

On the chair front I know a company that got a consultant in who got them egg chairs at I think 3k each, they hate them.

Bunnies have Mojo cushions that could form part of a sofa, some carpentry skills would be needed for the rest of it.

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Re: How to make DIY Room Dividers and a soundbooth cone of silence CV19 Working from home/home schoo

Love the idea of using the Matrix panels. Great work @Brad

 

Hope that helps @StuckAtHome

 

Keep the great ideas coming everyone!

 

Jason

 

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Re: How to make DIY Room Dividers and a soundbooth cone of silence CV19 Working from home/home schoo

Hi @StuckAtHome 

 

Welcome to the Workshop community. I see you have already received some great suggestions from our helpful community members on a room divider. Perhaps for the sound booth, you could consider making it from plastic conduit and fittings.

 

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Bunnings now stock a range of acoustic boards, which you could use to cover the frame and with limited access to tools. The boards could be secured with cable ties. If you wanted something that was more rigid, it may be worth looking at creating the frame from Premium Grade Dressed Pine.

 

You could possibly use this soundboard in conjunction with the other great ideas suggested for the room divider.

 

I look forward to seeing what else our helpful community members recommend for your project. If there is anything else I can be of assistance with please feel free to let me know.

 

Mitchell

 

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Re: How to make DIY Room Dividers and a soundbooth cone of silence CV19 Working from home/home schoo

Hi thank you so much! Taken me a while to log back in again ..my creative side getting a good try out right now ... I appreciate all the responses!

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Re: How to make DIY Room Dividers and a soundbooth cone of silence CV19 Working from home/home schoo

Clever! And funny about the egg chair...

 

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