The name of this type of decoration, which has become fashionable again in recent years, comes from the way the interior of vehicles for we althy people is decorated. The carriage screed is currently widely used in the furniture business. Sofas, armchairs, soft corners and even cabinets are decorated in this way. The latest trend is the author's projects for the decoration of walls and ceilings.
Screed gives the premises an aristocratic and rich look, volume makes the room more cozy and comfortable. Mostly this method of finishing is carried out by specialists on order. However, each owner of the premises can cope with this on their own, it is not so difficult. A step-by-step guide and videos can be of great help in this matter, which provide an opportunity to get the most complete picture of the process.
Selection of materials
When looking at a professionally done work, the question arises of how to make a carriage tie with your own hands. Primarily,it is necessary to determine the composition of materials and methods of finishing. The upholstery can be made of natural and artificial fabrics, fine leather or leatherette. The choice of material depends on the imagination and financial capabilities of the owner.
To add volume to the screed, foam rubber is mainly used as a substrate. This material is the most resistant to permanent deformation and settling, which is confirmed by its wide use in furniture production. To form a convex structure, you will need buttons (covered with upholstery) and decorative glass rhinestones.
Differences in finishing methods
Shiny elements look best on dark expensive fabrics or genuine leather. The carriage coupler has a significant difference from the usual decorative upholstery with the use of decorative elements. The latest technology is widely used by the population for upholstery of entrance doors with inexpensive materials. In this case, the material is only slightly recessed in many points.
The carriage tie has one significant difference from simpler technologies, and it favorably distinguishes it from the general background. Separate points are interconnected by deep seams, made in a very complex way. They give the upholstery the appearance of separate cushions. Such work requires certain skills and experience.
Furniture finishing order
Carriage screed is performed in several stages and begins with the preparation of the base. They can serve as a sheet of chipboard or wood-fiber board, thick enough plywood or QSB board. The base is cut according to the pattern, it can be both straight and curved surfaces. Transferring a drawing from paper to material can be done using an impromptu grid.
Do-it-yourself carriage screed is performed in several stages and begins with gluing foam rubber to the base. In this case, a universal synthetic adhesive is used, which is applied to the base. Perhaps one layer will not be enough, but each subsequent layer can be applied only after the previous one has dried. This operation can take up to 6 hours to complete. The next step is markup using a special template.
Final stage screed
Through holes are drilled at the points of installation of buttons. A non-woven fabric is applied over the foam padding, which is designed to take on part of the load. Cords are pulled between individual points, they are brought out to the inner surface, tightened and fixed. The next layer is directly a decorative coating, it is attracted to the base with buttons.
A well-made carriage tie is obtained when the buttons are set to the same depth. To hang the panel on the wall, special holders are mounted on the inside. Hooks of the appropriate size are screwed into the bearing surface.