Modern life makes demands on the home, among which there is not only beauty, but also functionality. Everyone knows that multifunctional appliances have a high cost, as well as aesthetically furnished kitchen. A modern kitchen set of good quality will cost you a lot. Despite the fact that for every person the concept of “inexpensive” has different limits, a family with an average income will not be able to afford such a purchase. For this reason, many families are trying to make kitchen furniture with their own hands.. From this article you will learn how to assemble a kitchen set with your own hands and what you need for this..
Features and Benefits
To make your own furniture, you do not need to have a carpenter or joiner education. All that is required of you is desire and availability of free time, as well as tools. When creating furniture with your own hands, you will receive the following benefits:
- an individual project of exclusive quality;
- saving finances;
- new experience;
- getting pleasure from handmade;
- of no small importance is the fact that a kitchen created according to certain brands will perfectly fit into the interior of your kitchen.
There are several ways in which you can carry out your plans. For example, you can contact a specialized company where you can be provided with cutting and edging services, or you can buy ready-made components. The last option is the simplest. However, in this case, your headset will have standard dimensions. There is a third option, which is concluded in the full-fledged manufacture of kitchen furniture on your own..
How to do it yourself
You can make a homemade kitchen table using the available materials. Initially, you need to decide on the dimensions, and, as in any other work, prepare a sketch. You can draw a sketch from scratch yourself or use a ready-made version. You can take the drawing as a basis or add the necessary details..
With your own hands, you can create not only a kitchen set, but also a transforming table, a highchair for the kitchen, or furniture for a summer residence. You can read the instructions for making furniture in more detail below..
First of all, you should decide on the material from which you will make furniture.. There are many solutions in the modern world, and each product has its own characteristics and advantages..
As a rule, wood is the basis of any furniture. Many people use European-made chipboard in their work, because it has better characteristics in comparison with Russian products. If you prefer MDF, remember that it requires painting in the future..
MDF is more expensive than chipboard and better in quality. From such material, you can create decorative elements, it is also convenient when molding. In some cases, MDF surpasses natural wood in density, so it is in demand in the Russian market..
If you are an advocate of natural and healthy materials, you can make a kitchen set from wood. Remember that such furniture will be sensitive to changes in temperature and humidity. Each workpiece will need to be treated with a special impregnation and antiseptic.
Tabletops are made of chipboard, MDF and natural wood. The main load falls on this particular part, therefore many experts advise using natural or artificial stone in their work..
Some elements, such as the bottom of the boxes, can be made from plywood, as well as the side parts..
Today, furniture boards have gained popularity.. They are made of wood, made in the form of a shield. Such a shield is glued from several parts with the help of special glue. Several tree species can act as a material:
A kitchen set made of a furniture board is more convenient, because there is a wide selection of standard sizes.
OSB boards are suitable as a decor, for example, for covering the apron area, or for creating an original shelf. They are also used for making openwork cabinets and bookshelves in other rooms..
Plasterboard can also be used to make kitchen furniture. The advantages of this material include low cost and availability, along with ease of use. GKL sheets can accept any fastening, even glue. All you need to do is calculate the load. Each product should be decorated with finishing materials, because in its original form, the gypsum board does not differ in attractiveness.
Brick kitchen furniture deserves special attention. This style is called “moored”. He is not very popular, but he still has fans. Brick furniture looks impressive indoors and gives it solidity. This material will look best in a large kitchen, since it will be difficult to place full-fledged cabinets in a small space..
To make your own furniture, you will need to prepare the following tools:
- electric drill;
- electric jigsaw;
Do not forget about furniture hinges, confirms, screws, dowels, drills, pencil and tape measure.
Preparation of all the necessary components will help you to quickly cope with the task and not be distracted by work on shopping trips.
With the help of these instructions, you can assemble the kitchen set yourself and prevent possible errors that may arise during work:
- The first step is to take measurements and create a sketch. Take accurate measurements of the room and record them on paper. Draw the room at a convenient scale for you so that the finished kitchen set will fit into it with maximum benefit.
- Decide where the sink and stove will be located. If the current arrangement of the furniture does not suit you, indicate on the drawing the place where you will move them. The location of the stove should be thought out to the smallest detail, because the size of the kitchen furniture depends on it. Consider the size of the refrigerator and its location.
- Now it is necessary to enter the kitchen furniture into the resulting free space. Consider not only the bottom row, but also the upper cabinets, hood.
- If you have the opportunity, you can order the required components for the kitchen, taking into account the selected dimensions. When calculating the parameters, pay special attention to the size of the drawers. The size of the decorative facade will depend on these dimensions. Solving the issue with the location of the shelves will help you determine the required number.
- Do not forget to write down all measurements in your sketch and decide what type of material will be optimal for your kitchen..
Most people agree that only the most patient person can restore old furniture, since this process is comparable to real art. Not every person will like to work with a headset, gradually restoring the previous type of products..
To make a decent product out of old furniture, you will need to carry out the following activities to create a new design:
- carefully disassemble the product;
- carry out cleaning and rinsing;
- eliminate defects in the varnish surface;
- work with wood defects;
- repair and strengthen the fasteners;
- wood should be painted and primed;
- decorate the appearance of furniture by “aging”, varnishing, painting and polishing.
The most difficult task is the restoration of the table, or rather the alteration of its legs. To do this, you will need to remove the old plywood, restore its former shape with the help of liquid wood..
Assembling the finished headset
Slices of components must be cut in advance. They are preliminarily sanded with sandpaper. After that, the edging tape is applied to the cut and glued with a hot iron or a hair dryer..
If you use a regular iron, then when gluing you need to attach a piece of thin cloth to the edge..
Trim the edges of the hem when it cools. Such a technique can make furniture attractive and keep it from swelling at high humidity..
The next step is to mark and drill holes for mounting and shelf holders. Do not rush to work with the drill, because a mistake will lead to a through hole.
The lockers are assembled like a box. Vertical side walls should be attached to the lower horizontal surface. The cover is screwed on last..
Roller guides must be installed using a building level. They should be horizontal and parallel to each other. Otherwise, the boxes cannot be put in the designated place..
The legs are installed on a fully assembled and inverted cabinet. Installing the front part is required last, after which they are attached to the hinges to the side wall.
Interesting ideas in interior design
To update your interior, you can use simple decor techniques:
- thematic stickers on the wall and ceramic tiles;
- ornament using a stencil;
- different panels and plates;
- painted furniture and walls.
Such decorative elements can give furniture or individual elements a bright accent. Interesting stickers are sold in various stores, or you can cut them yourself from self-adhesive tape. A decorated area above the table, on the apron area or above the work surface will add style to the kitchen interior.
For small rooms, a selection of decorations with small and elegant elements should be carried out, and for large or empty walls, large parts should be purchased..
Stencil painting looks very stylish on kitchen furniture. You can make a mold out of thick cardboard or plastic and make an original ornament. Painting of an artistic nature will look very stylish.
The following items will look great in the interior of the kitchen:
- various plates;
- wine corks;
- seashells and pebbles;
- paper and silicone molds, as well as pasta.
If your kitchen furniture is different from beautiful and trendy interiors, don’t be upset. With the help of creative ideas that you can implement with your own hands, a standard headset will turn into a real work of art..
How can you decorate furniture:
- non-standard fittings;
- plastic decorative overlays with imitation of carving;
You can transform an old refrigerator or sideboard with paint. To do this, you need to sand and degrease the surface, after which you can start painting. For these purposes, stores sell special cans with coloring liquid. Adjoining surfaces and handles should be sealed with masking tape..
On the doors, you can draw a pattern using a stencil or contrasting stripes.
There is also a craquelure varnish on sale, which gives the surfaces an effect "semi-antique". With the help of decoupage napkins, you can depict more complex patterns..
Unusual fittings give the kitchen furniture an original look. For example, you can make handles from cutlery or small coffee cups. The stores sell various curly borders, onlays that imitate wood carving.
If you want to decorate the interior of your summer kitchen, you can take advice from designers. Experienced experts recommend installing a stove in the room, which will be the main piece of the interior, or put an ordinary stove. It is impossible to imagine any kitchen without this device, because it is designed for cooking..
Don’t forget about lighting. Different lanterns and pendant lights in an open summer kitchen should be chosen carefully, because they must have an auxiliary protection against water.
You should not install upholstered furniture in a summer room. Replace it with lightweight and practical wood products. You can also make them yourself. Pay attention to brick furniture, it will look very impressive in such a room..
With the help of these recommendations, you can decorate your kitchen, give furniture a “new breath” and renew the atmosphere. When working on the decor, remember that it should be pleasant to be in the kitchen and relax in the company of your close friends over fragrant tea..