When we cut the new opening between the lounge/dining rooms we had always planned adding a simple decorative divider between the rooms. Nothing too fancy or large, just a little something special, keeping with the humble style of the cottage. Thought I would show how we made it. We used these bits of dowel from an old child's playpen, plus the recycled chair spindles found in the rubbish under the Reno cottage that I talked about back here.
Pieces of 42mm dressed pine were drilled, one end of the uprights scalloped with the scroll saw (or use a jigsaw) and painted.
A dribble of PVA glue put in each hole.
Two man job, no glue on the other side.
Use something, (preferably a ruler) to make sure both ends are the same distance apart.
Allow to dry overnight.
Back with the finished panel next time.