Our forefathers did not think their houses complete without screens. These are useful for breaking off the heat where there is an open grate, and for placing near a door often opened, to prevent a draft, and are still quite popular. Very handsome ones may be made of feathers by gumming them on a framework of gauze or other material, stretched by wire. Or card-board may be used for the background. The lad who is skillful with tools may make screens of thin wood and other light materials, a framework of strips being made and fastened together, and then covered with the material preferred. If it is to be a folding screen, the separate parts can be readily joined together with hinges.