In specialized shopping centers there is a large selection of furniture for every taste. However, even in such an assortment it is difficult to find samples that would ideally fit into the interior of the room. Practice shows that the author's design projects are spoiled by the situation. Making soft kitchen corners with your own hands with the appropriate materials and non-professional power tools is not difficult, there would be a desire.
It is necessary to start with drawing up a general concept and work plan. We will need drawings of kitchen corners, which can be found in specialized catalogs. Images with detailed details can be made independently. In the same catalogs you can find instructions with patterns of all the necessary details for assembling a high-quality kitchen corner.
Tools and materials
For work that is best organized in the workshop, we needequipment and tools:
- jigsaws with electric drive and nail files with fine teeth for cutting chipboard;
- drill with variable frequency control or a screwdriver with a set of cue balls and drills of different diameters;
- furniture stapler with staple sets 10×8 mm;
- special "confirmate" type fasteners, metal corners and curly plates to reinforce joints.
From the materials we need:
- laminated and non-laminated chipboard;
- upholstery fabric type tapestry, spandex or leatherette.
- 50mm thick foam.
For an accurate pattern, you can print patterns on a large-format plotter. Transferring images is done with a pencil.
The author's soft kitchen corner has a 16 mm chipboard base. Using an electric jigsaw, it is necessary to cut the sheet on a table or workbench. There should be free space under the sheet, allowing you to cut exactly along the line. General cutting rule: hidden parts are made from cheaper unlaminated chipboard.
Do-it-yourself kitchen corners are assembled starting from the upholstery of the seats and their backs. For these parts, the operation is performed as follows: put the component part on the foam rubber sheet and cut off the excess. We make a stock of fabric so that it can be wrapped and fixed along the contour.
When making a soft kitchen corner in the workshop, it is recommended to diversify the soft parts. padsare formed as a result of attracting fabric and foam rubber with the help of buttons overlaid with fabric or leather. The panels are drilled at the installation points with an electric drill.
Assembly of upholstered furniture
Assemble kitchen nooks indoors and start with the side walls and pieces that form the bottom of the utensil drawer. The connections of the parts are made using a special screw with a diameter of 8 mm, such fasteners provide the necessary rigidity of the fasteners.
Assembling kitchen corners with your own hands ends with the installation of the backrest and lifting parts of the seats. These parts are installed using a piano loop. At this point, the process can be considered completed. Making upholstered furniture on your own is much cheaper, and the result will please the eye of the home master and his family members for a long time.