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Cube unit with woven boxes, plants and other decorative items.

Overview

Double your useable space with these D.I.Y. room dividers. We've got the lowdown on how to use stylish white storage cubes to create functional, ingenious and most importantly good-looking room dividers that are perfect for small spaces. These are a great idea for small living spaces when you want to create separate your bedroom, or home office from your living room.

Steps

1Gather your tools and materials

Below are all of the tools and materials you'll need to complete this project.
Drill, screws and MDF panels.

2Prepare your tools and materials

When assembling large pieces of flat-pack furniture, it helps to be organised. Make sure you have all the right tools and gear to put everything together – the instructions list what's required. Next, grab some friends! While it's certainly possible to assemble this on your own, it's going to be a heck of a lot easier with others to lend a hand.

People preparing tools and materials for a project

3Lay everything out

Lay all your pieces out and check you've got everything. The enclosed diagram will show you how to fix everything together. Bunnings Flexi Storage Clever Cubes make great room dividers, but they're also nifty storage units. If you're using them to stash your junk, make sure you've grabbed a selection of baskets (Bunnings sell them too), so you're good to go after you've assembled it all.

Three people working together to build a room divider

4Slot everything together

We've got a really big room to separate, so we're using a 4m x 4m cube to maximise our storage options. This will not only look great in the room, but also result in a more open-effect as you can see through the cubes. These units are available in heaps of different configurations, so if you're renting, there's bound to be one to fit every space imaginable. Extra inserts fit within the cubes for even more options. 

Person drilling into timber cabinet

5Make it safe

Once you've assembled your cube and figured out where you'd like it to go, you might want to consider affixing it to the wall or floor for added safety. The cube comes with anti-toppling brackets, which are great, as each shelf can hold up to 15kg – that's an awful lot of stuff that could come tumbling down!

Two people carrying a cube storage room divider

6Style up a storm

Once it's safely in position, it's time to style. We've put a selection of decorator items and indoor plants in our cubes, and also added jute baskets to hide the rest of the clutter. 

Person putting various objects in completed room divider

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.