A wooden chest is a convenient and practical household invention that was considered by our ancestors to be a symbol of prosperity, wealth, and prosperity. It can store things that usually can not put everything in the closet: books, toys, sports equipment and much more. If the small size of the apartment or house does not allow you to furnish a large living room with furniture, place a table in it, then the chest will perfectly cope with the role of a coffee or tea table.
Using the chest at home, you will not only get extra storage, but also a coffee or tea table.
It is quite simple to make a wooden chest with your own hands. Even an inexperienced master will cope with this task. Experts usually advise beginners in working with wood with the model of the chest, in which wooden parts are butt-and-fastened on thorns.
Tools needed for work: jigsaw, hacksaw, screws and screws, clamps, screwdriver, hot melt glue, paint brush, wood glue, paint, masking tape, emery cloth.
You can easily make a chest with your own hands. Somewhat more difficult to do for those who have never thoroughly worked with the tree. In this case, it is necessary to correctly markup and cut out the components. The wooden rectangular chest consists of two parts: the base and the lid. The base looks like a box. The dimensions of the chest base can be any - it all depends on the purpose for which the thing is created, what will be stored in it. The important role here is played by the materials chosen for the interior. A self-made chest of wood is a pretty heavy thing. For beginners, it is often recommended to use multi-layer plywood for the manufacture of interior items, because it is much easier.
To make the product, you will need the following consumables and tools:
The device of the chest.
The first hand-made chest is the easiest way to make plywood or wood, the average thickness of which is 2 mm. It all starts with the manufacture of patterns. It will require paper, a ruler, a pencil and scissors. All the wooden elements of which the chest will be made are drawn on paper, then cut out, applied to the surface of the tree and according to a pattern, like a template, mark up the details of the future thing. It is possible by means of a ruler and a pencil to perform the marking immediately on the wood. But it is believed that the first things out of it is better to make templates. Such paper blanks will help to avoid the disproportion of the cut wooden elements.
Details of the future chest are made using a jigsaw or a hacksaw. As soon as the parts are cut, their ends should be sanded with sanding paper. To work with wood is selected sandpaper medium grain. If the trunk is small and thin-walled, take "nulevka" (the finest-grained sanding pads), designed to handle delicate materials and surfaces. And now comes the most laborious stage of work: the manufacture of box connections for the side parts.
Chest size chart.
Before the selection of the eyes, in order to make a connection later (straight open spike), carefully and accurately mark all the sockets. If you incorrectly mark the spikes and eyes, all the work of making the chest will be a waste of time. This operation must be performed slowly and carefully. For marking again require a ruler, a triangle and a simple pencil. How to calculate the size of the spike? It depends on the nest and is calculated so that the part is inserted into the eyelet tight. Markup spike connections should be as accurate as possible.
Here is another detail: the spike should not be too thin, otherwise it will not be able to hold the walls of the chest. If the spike turns out to be too thick, the piece of wood will be damaged and will become unsuitable for making a chest. That is, to prevent mistakes in the implementation of thorns, it is necessary to adhere to the principle of the golden mean. It is very important to use quality stationery for marking. A simple pencil should be well sharpened.
In order to knock down the trunk frame, it is recommended to use sheets of plywood or chipboard.
As for the lines, they are not marked without marking. If for a number of the same type of elements it is necessary to outline blanks, the details are laid in a row. To perform this operation will require clamps. If the chest is made of thin wood, its safety must also be bothered in advance.
To mark the same type of parts will require gaskets. The latter are placed between layers of wood to protect the material from mechanical damage and defects.
In order for the work to be done with maximum precision, the borders of the spikes must be marked on the inside and outside of the chest elements.
As soon as the spikes are marked, they start cutting out. There is one more secret of markup, which will help to avoid common mistakes among beginners. How to make thorns, knows not every master. So simple at first glance, the operation has its own secrets. The workpiece must be carefully and firmly fastened so that its end face is at the top. When the spike method of connection on the surface of the spike first make a markup on one part, then the operation is repeated on the other - a nest. This operation is repeated staggered.
The scheme of the decor elements of the chest.
There are those who perform the spikes and eyelets without marking. If the novice performs this operation in the same way, no even, aesthetically looking chest will work out. Sawing eyelets carried out only after marking spike. Following the sawing is the connection of parts of the chest. For this operation, best suited carpentry glue. When joining blanks, be sure to check that all angles are 90 °. To simplify this task, again use the ruler-triangle. To fix the details of the chest will require clamps with a gasket. First in the chest always collect its sides and only then attach the bottom to them. The bottom is attached to the main part, too, with wood glue. However, it is better to use self-tapping screws for greater strength of the product in combination with glue.
The chest lid is smaller than its main body in width. It is made in the same way as the main part of the interior. The solution is considered stylish if the base of the chest is made of ordinary plywood, and its cover is made of natural wood. Thorns and sockets when performing the cover are performed according to the above described technology. Therefore, for a more accurate cut of the lid, you will again need a simple pencil and a triangular ruler. As soon as the upper part of the future chest is completed, they proceed to the treatment of all its surfaces, to sanding with sandpaper. Particularly carefully performed operations on the corners with the help of sanding paper. The simplest, classic version of decorating the resulting thing is impregnation with linseed oil and dissection with varnish.
The final step remains - mounting the hardware on the chest. Screws will help attach decorative loops, firmly connecting the top and bottom of the chest. Hinges for decorative castle will help to fix it well. To cover the chest does not overturn when opening, you need a strong braid, the ends of the segments which are attached to the inside of the chest. What else can be done to give the interior a unique look? To do this, it is not necessary to carry out wood carving, dyeing wood in various colors and applied for decorating the overhead details, rhinestones, tapes, laminate and wallpaper, imitating sea pebbles, look no less impressive.
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