- 1 What material to make
- 2 Recommendations for the independent manufacture of furniture for the kitchen
- 3 How to restore old furniture
The rhythm of modern life requires that the dwelling be not only beautiful, but also functional. The designer washing machine was washing, the dishwasher was well soap, the coffee maker quickly cooked delicious coffee and so on. Everyone knows that everything beautiful and multifunctional costs a lot of money. This applies to the modernly furnished kitchen. Modern and high-quality kitchen sets will cost a lot. And although, for many, the concept of "not cheap" has different limits, for an average family with average incomes it will not be affordable. Recently, it is very actual to make kitchen furniture with their own hands according to schemes developed by own ideas or found in other sources.
What material to make
To ensure that the kitchen was strong and lasted for a long time, it is necessary to choose the right material from which it will consist. The backbone or frame of any furniture piece of furniture consists of a chipboard. It is better to look for this material of European production, its density is several times higher than that of domestic producers, it has more paraffin and glue in its composition. The standard width of the chipboard is 16 millimeters, there are thickened specimens - up to 18 millimeters.
Also, when you make kitchen furniture yourself, you can use MDF, but you will need to paint it. The material itself is slightly more expensive than chipboard and considerably exceeds it in terms of strength and flexibility. From this material, you can make decorative objects of the interior, it is very convenient when forming. The density of MDF in some cases exceeds even natural wood, which is why it is considered the most commonly used analog.
If the owner is a supporter of everything natural and healthy, you can make kitchen furniture yourself from natural wood. But, it is worth remembering that it is very sensitive to frequent changes in temperature and humidity. It will be necessary to cover all blanks with special impregnations, including antiseptics. This material can be replaced with a novelty in the world of building materials - multiplex. It does not deform and is not so strongly affected by moisture.
Table tops can be made from chipboard, MDF, natural wood. But it is worth remembering that most of the load goes to it, so kitchen manufacturers are advised to make them from natural or artificial stone. The first is quite expensive and very heavy. The second is much easier and the treatment lends itself better.
Recommendations for the self-made furniture for the kitchen
The first thing you need to start assembling kitchen furniture yourself - is measuring the room and the place where the future kitchen will be located. In specialized stores you can find everything you need for assembly, but you should be prepared for the fact that some parts can not be made by yourself, you need the help of specialists in sawing to the specified sizes.
For the manufacture of furniture you will need:
- furniture loops;
- self-tapping screws;
- electric drill;
- electric jigsaw;
- drill bit;
- measuring tape.
First of all, lockers are assembled. To do this, it is necessary to drill holes for the metal screed. When the main body is ready, you need to install the rear wall. It is better if it is made of laminated fiberboard. You should check the correct assembly, the geometry of the product and mount the legs.
The worktop is installed last in the bottom lockers. It is fixed on self-tapping screws. But, the hole for the sink in the countertop must be prepared in advance. To do this, put the countertop on a flat surface, on top - wash the bottom up, and gently trim it with a pencil. Retreat from the received line 1,5-2 centimeters and carefully cut out the hole. To ensure that the water does not fall under the sink, all internal seams should be thoroughly treated with silicone sealant.
Before mounting the facades, you must fasten the hinges. From the upper edge, retreat 80 millimeters, and the center of the hole should be 20-25 millimeters from the edge of the facade.
How to restore old furniture
Many will agree that the restoration of kitchen furniture with their own hands - is a whole art. In addition to the financial side of the issue, there is still aesthetic. Not everyone will be bothered with the old, step by step restoring geometry, color, overall style.
- To bring any furniture in order you need to have the following skills: competent and accurate disassembly;
- cleaning and rinsing products;
- combating defects in the varnish surface;
- work with tree defects;
- repair and strengthening of fasteners;
- wood coloring and priming;
- painting, decorating the appearance of the product, aging, lacquering with a high protection factor, polishing.
The most difficult thing is to restore the table, to be more precise, its legs. You need to remove the old veneer, restore the shape of the legs with liquid wood.
There are some subtleties of work:
- Washing the furniture is better done with the help of standard detergents. When polishing, you can also use car polishes;
- If the caregivers have in their composition ethyl alcohol, kerosene or ammonia, it is better to check its effect on the training surface;
- The most popular tree cleaning material is the green peel of the walnut;
- Protect wood from pests and rotting by covering the whole surface with tannin;
- If the interior should be painted, it is better to take oil or acrylic enamels;
- If you need a constriction of the fabric, then preferred jacquard, velor, courtesan.
If you have defects, then fix it will help article how to remove chips of furniture.