If you work in a large, open plan office, there are times where it can be difficult for your employees to get the privacy they need to work effectively. However, this issue can be solved by creating a glass partition – a small wall or barrier which helps to give your employees the privacy that they need, while also allowing them to contact nearby colleagues.
It’s very possible to make your own glass partitions at home with a bit of do-it-yourself handiwork, as long as you’re a relatively competent carpenter. This guide will help you understand many of the considerations to take into account if you decide to build your own glass partitions at home and will run you through each stage of glass partition construction step-by-step.
The first stage to think about is how much office space you actually have. You may even be able to avoid building a partition at all if you’re creative with the space you have. Instead of building a partition you might consider using a bookcase, or another type of shelf. A large pcture frame screen can also function as a partition and you can have the benefit of attaching a range of photos, notes or maybe even the odd inspiring motivational quote to keep yourself focused on the work you need to do.
If you decide on a full blown glass partition, you have to firstly ask yourself whether you need half or full partitions. If you are intent on separating your working space from your living space in the home you’ll need to consider how large you want the partition to be and whether it will either be a permanent fixture or removable.
Once everything’s been decided, the next step is to create a frame for your partition. To create a basic frame all you will need is about five pieces of wood. Now securely attach four of the pieces of wood together to create a square shape and then place your fifth piece of wood horizontally in the square. This will create a sturdy frame which you can attach glass frame to on both sides.
From there you should affix the glass and then secure the partition to either the floor or wall. You can do this by drilling the screws diagonally through the wood frame into either a wall or floor. Make sure the partition is secured, otherwise it could collapse if bumped into.
Congratulations, you’ve managed to make your own partition!