Shelves – invisible, but the subject of the interior is necessary. This part of the situation is absolutely difficult to do it yourself, it is enough to take advantage of our advice
The usual wood shelves have already become an unchanged classics in almost any interior and imagine an apartment or a private house without such an element of scenery impossible. This product combines both two functions in itself, on the one hand, it serves as a convenient place for storing books and magazines, on the other hand, decorates the room without giving a naked wall to dominate in space.
Make such a shelf for the wall with your own hands at home is quite simple, it is enough to have the necessary tool and consumables, as well as know some features of the manufacture of wood items.
Tools and consumables
Before making a shelf itself with your own hands, you need to prepare space for work, collect the necessary tool and purchase all consumables in specialized stores. For the manufacture of a conventional wood shelf with their own hands, you need to contact the store and purchase the desired amount of wooden boards with a reserve at least 10% of the total material.
You can pre-draw a drawing of all elements and ask immediately in the store cut the boards to the elements of the sizes you need.
To create a conventional shelf with dimensions 90 cm long and 25 cm in length, we will need:
- Wooden boards in the desired amount with a thickness of 2.5 cm and a width of 25 cm;
- Screws for wood long no more than 3 cm;
- 4 dowels to install the shelf on the wall;
- adhesive for wood;
- 2 angular holders for mounting the shelf to the wall;
- paint or varnish for scenery.
From the working tool you need to cook:
- painting brush for painting finished design;
- Construction level, you can laser, for smooth installation of the product on the wall;
- Electric jigsaw or hand saw;
- Drill or screwdriver;
- Grinding nozzle on a drill with sandpaper grinding;
- Hammer and screwdriver.
To build a finished design, you need to cut the boards in size using a saw or jigsaw. It is necessary to make the elements of the following dimensions:
- The base is 90cm in length and 25 wide;
- Back back 90 cm long and 25 in width;
- Side walls 25cm in length and 22.5 width.
The side walls will be installed on the basis of the adjacent to the rear wall, so that they do not dive with the base, one of the sides of the sides should be 2.5 cm in short, respectively, the width of the board. If you have a 2 cm thickness thickness, then one side of the base is made at 23 cm.
Preparation for assembly
After the board is cut into composite parts of the desired dimensions, it is necessary to prepare them for assembly. Those places in which we did cut, look not very aesthetic and need to be cleaned with the help of sandpaper or grinding disk so that they acquire a smooth and beautiful appearance. After the parties cleared, you need to drill holes in the rear wall and the base for screws.
The base will lay down one end to the wall and the rear wall will be installed on it. To do this, in the adjacent part of the base part, we need to drill three holes at a distance of 1 cm from the edge of the board. Two of these holes make the edges of the board and one in the middle. After the rear wall is set on the base, we will be able to screw three screws and secure the wall.
Now in the back wall need to drill two holes for fixing side partitions. They are also drilled by wallpaper edges of the wall at a distance of 1 cm from the edge of the board. It is important to remember that the side walls will adjust the back of its short side, which is 22.5 cm wide. After the holes are done, you can proceed to the build of a wooden shelf with their own hands.
Build wooden shelf
At the beginning of the assembly it is necessary to cook wood glue for the convenience of mounting. Of course, you can do without glue, and immediately fix all the elements of screws, but in this case, without certain experience, the product may not turn out to be completely smooth, because when screwing the boards will be shifted relative to each other.
Next, take the back of the shelf, we apply a layer of glue to a wide end side and glit it on the other side of the base in which we drilled holes. Align the elements relative to each other and leave for some time so that glue froze.
After the boards were glued, turn the base upside down and screw the screws into the holes with a screwdriver or screwdriver for reliable fastening of the base wooden shelf with the rear wall.
Then the same procedure is done with lateral partitions. We smear two end sides with glue, one of which is 22.5 centimeters, and we glue it to the shelf, so that the short side adjoined to the rear wall, overlapping the screws for screws. Then we are waiting for the pouring of glue and in the well-done holes screw the screws for reliably fastening. We leave the product for at least one day for complete drying of glue.
Decoration and wall mount
Wooden shelves, made, with their own hands, are quite easy and you can safely mount even on the wall of plasterboard, provided that you will not put heavy things on the shelf. The decoration of the element is already completely dependent on your imagination, and you can use multi-colored paints or ordinary varnish, while maintaining the texture and appearance of the tree.
After the subject of the interior, made by their own hands is assembled and decorated, you can start it to install on the wall of the wall. It is important to initially decide on the mounting option.
To do this, you can use two metal angular holders, which are pre-installed on the wall and the shelf is fixed on them. This option is considered reliable, but less aesthetic, since the holders will be visible and not everyone will like it.
The second option does not provide for the presence of holders and the shelf is mounted on a dowel through the rear wall of the product. This option hides fasteners and looks aesthetic, however, for drywall, this option is less reliable and only suitable for bricks, concrete or wood.
If you have chosen the option with holders, then first define the installation location, put the building level on the base of the shelf and lean it to the wall. Relying on level readings, put a product strictly horizontally and a pencil mark on the wall of the installation site fasteners at a distance of about 5-10 cm from the edge of the shelf.
Then in the wall drill the holes of the desired depth and with the help of dowels pinned holders. After that, install the shelf on holders and screw it with screws.
In the second installation option, it is necessary to drill 4 holes in the rear wall of the shelf, attach the product to the wall and pencil to mark on the wall of the installation site of the dowels. Then remove the shelf, in the marked places drill holes and insert plastic inserts that come in a set with a dowel.
Then lean the shelf back to the wall, through the holes in the rear wall of the shelf, install a dowel and tighten them using a screwdriver. On this work is over, and you can use your interior element created by your own hands, for direct purpose.
Throughout the time of work, it is advisable to use protective glasses and gloves in order to avoid getting off -rain or random cuts.
Honor-made shelf will not only complement the interior, but also please you with the fact that they are made personally!