The design of a living space plays a very important role in the life of a modern person, therefore, great attention is paid to its creation. In the interior of the rooms, they think over all the details, from flooring, wall decoration to furniture. At the same time, furniture should be multifunctional, ergonomic, reliable, durable and beautiful. Recently, many people prefer corner cabinets, since they are perfectly combined with the general interior of the room, they do not take up much space. Corner cabinets can be made by hand: this way you can free the room from the traditional bulky wardrobe.
Advantages of the corner cabinet
When decorating a room, special attention should be paid to the choice of furniture so that it is comfortable, comfortable and does not take up much space. Recently, corner cabinets have become in great demand. They are an excellent alternative to conventional models as they have the following advantages:
Versatility. You can independently make a cabinet of any size, any shape. In addition, it is possible to select the desired color with maximum accuracy. The construction made in this way will harmonize well with the rest of the furniture in the apartment
- Multifunctionality. The corner cabinet model can be supplemented with mezzanines, hangers, drawers and shelves. Therefore, outwardly, the furniture will look compact, and inside it will be possible to place many things and objects without any problems. Homemade corner cabinets will fit not only clothes, shoes, household appliances, toys, but even various cleaning products. Before starting the assembly of the structure, you need to carefully consider the placement of future boxes and shelves, so it will be possible to rationally use the space of the room.
- Ease of use. Modern door mechanisms make the closing and opening of the cabinet noiseless.
There are many positive qualities, but the main advantage of corner cabinets is space saving. Thanks to its convenient design shapes, it can be easily installed even in the smallest room. Such models look original in the bedroom, living room and hallway.
DIY development stages
If you are going to start work on the manufacture of a cabinet, you should carefully consider all the details of future furniture, its appearance, dimensions. In addition, you need to know how to make a drawing, a cabinet diagram, according to which the walls will be cut, and the assembly itself is carried out. As a rule, the diagram contains all the necessary dimensions and distances that are needed to fix the parts. The drawing is drawn by hand or made to order. Before making a cabinet, you need to take into account various nuances.
How to make a drawing?
When creating diagrams, the external dimensions of the product are first indicated: the dimensions of the cabinet box, its height and width. The drawings must also show the thickness of all parts. First, the construction box itself is drawn, then its filling. All circuits should consist of two main views: side and front. On the sketches, the width of the sections, the distance between the shelves, the height of the base and the dimensions from the beginning of the part to the attachment point are mandatory.
How not to be mistaken with the dimensions?
When drawing drawings, it is necessary to use the simplest geometry formulas, which are known to everyone from school. At the same time, when drawing diagrams, it is worth knowing the exact dimensions of the cabinet. How to calculate the sizes - this question worries all novice masters.However, there is nothing difficult in this: you should calculate the size of the diagonal yourself (for a standard size construction it is 80 × 80 cm), the thickness of the material and the size of the gaps, and you also need to design the angle of the facade.
In order for the facades to open freely during operation and not ask each other, it is worthwhile to provide for the presence of small gaps on each side.
What should be the facade?
When assembling a corner cabinet with your own hands, you also need to know what the facade should be. To do this, initially it is required to design a model of the structure, then, according to the drawings, you need to make and assemble the parts, correctly measuring the dimensions of the opening. Many people buy a ready-made facade (on order). However, if there is a desire, then it is quite possible to make it yourself. To do this, you need to use a geometric formula, not forgetting about the thickness of the side walls.
How to arrange inside?
When all the sketches are ready, it remains to decide what the cabinet will be inside. It is worth noting that the "filling" of the design directly depends on personal preferences. The most economical option is considered to be the use of stationary laminated shelves and rails for clothes.
If financial possibilities allow, then the cabinet can be additionally equipped with pull-out shelves, baskets, various products on pull-out wheels.
Choice of materials
An important issue in the independent manufacture of a cabinet is the choice of material. Immediately it is worth noting that natural wood in this case is used quite rarely, because its price is high, and it is quite difficult to assemble a cabinet made of wood that would meet all the requirements during operation. In addition, the care of such furniture is laborious, natural raw materials are "capricious" in operation, requiring additional coating with protective varnishes and paints. Therefore, many craftsmen prefer to use drywall, chipboard and MDF for the manufacture of corner cabinets.
Chipboard is a board made of wood shavings, which are produced by the method of hot pressing. Particleboard can differ in cladding options, thickness, number of layers and formaldehyde content. As a rule, plates with a thickness of 16, 18 and 25 mm are chosen for the body of the structure. Their performance will not differ, the only thing is that the thicker the chipboard, the more solid the cabinet will turn out. Often the slabs are faced with a special film - like natural wood or plastic.
MDF - This is a finely dispersed fraction, which is essentially the same sawdust, only processed by the dry pressing method. Such raw materials are considered environmentally friendly. MDF boards are decorated in various ways, they are reliable and have an aesthetic appearance. In some cases, sheets of drywall are used to assemble furniture, which is presented in a wide range.
When choosing raw materials for a cabinet, you need to take into account not only its appearance, but also practicality.
When all the main body parts are ready, you should start choosing accessories for the cabinet. Today it will not be difficult to acquire suitable fittings. Components can be different - depending on the shape of the structure and its filling.
For a corner cabinet of standard sizes, you will need the following elements:
- shelf holder;
- self-tapping screws (for fastening adjustable supports and facade hinges);
- pole or crossbar;
- adjustable support;
- furniture hinges;
- washers for screws;
It is worth noting that the number and dimensions of components directly depend on the dimensions of the cabinet, the thickness of its walls and the internal filling.
How to remake an old one?
Quite often, furniture in the process of use becomes old-fashioned and loses its original attractiveness, but at the same time, it is quite reliable and strong. In this case, the right solution would be to modernize it. In addition, it is quite possible to make a corner cabinet from an ordinary one or to remake a structure from an old wardrobe.To create a new cabinet model, you will need to calculate the dimensions of the corner structure, prepare all the parts and process the old surface.
- Remove old paint or varnish, sand all external furniture parts.
- Paint. It can be either a single-color layer or an original one with stains. A smooth transition looks beautiful (paints of different shades).
- Cover with varnish. In the event that the old cabinet is made of natural wood, then it has a natural texture, which only needs to be supplemented with a protective coating. Such a restored product will fit well into the design of rooms decorated in eco, country styles.
- Decorate with applications from photographs or cover with foil. The film with images of stone, wood, metal looks unusual.
Then you need to pick up the front fittings. So the appearance of the corner cabinet will be transformed, and the decorative overlays will accurately indicate the style of the room. We must not forget about replacing the handles. If you choose porcelain models, painted with flowers, you get a Provence style wardrobe, but the staples made from the root of a palm tree will indicate ethno.
The wardrobe in its new form must necessarily be provided with modern functionality, this will make it comfortable and roomy. At the same time, it is better to remove the standard shelves from the old cabinet and replace it with multifunctional retractable systems. So instead of an outdated wardrobe, you will get a modern model of a corner wardrobe with bars for all types of clothes, laundry baskets, shoe racks and hangers for belts and ties.
The presence of internal lighting will not interfere with the corner design.
You will learn more about how to make and how to restore a cabinet with your own hands in the following video.
How to put it right?
Furniture is important for every apartment. At the same time, a corner cabinet deserves special attention, its location directly depends on the room in which such furniture is installed. Often, such designs can be found in the kitchen. Thanks to its versatile shapes, the cabinet will not only fit beautifully into the overall interior of the room, but will also help save space. In addition, corner cabinets in the kitchen (thanks to the many drawers and shelves) allow housewives to store various things.
No hallway is complete without such an important piece of furniture as a wardrobe. He is an obligatory part of such a room. Corner wardrobe is easy to place in any corner of the hallway. In this case, the structure will become a decorative element in the interior, it will save space well.
Designers advise using corner cabinets in the nursery. It is in this room that children have to spend most of their time, so it should be comfortable for classes and games. The corner model is considered an ideal solution for a nursery, it is very suitable for storing things, toys and does not clutter up the space.
A homemade wardrobe can also be installed in the living room. To prevent the room from acquiring a strict look, corner models are often placed in the corner of the room or against the wall. Many houses have dressing rooms.
Many consider the dressing room to be a separate space in which all things should be placed correctly. Therefore, it is impossible to do without wardrobes in dressing rooms, this also applies to corner structures.
They fit perfectly into the premises.
Beautiful examples in the interior
Today, there are many options for decorating rooms, with furniture playing a very important role. Recently, many designers are giving preference to corner cabinets that can be made on their own. So, for example, a country-style wardrobe will become a real decoration of the room. It will look beautiful both in the bedroom and in the living room.
When installing a corner structure, it is worth considering all the design elements. The color and finish of the cabinet must fully match the style of the room. Such furniture is well suited for dressing rooms.If the room is small, then the corner structure will help to divide it into a recreation area and a workplace. In this case, a wall cabinet can be a good addition.
Considering various options for the design of rooms, it is worth paying attention to the classic design of the room. The wardrobe is placed in the corner of the room, the free space is filled with upholstered furniture.
The color of the structure should be darker than the shade of the curtains, as well as the floor, but in harmony with the upholstery material of the rest of the furniture. It is recommended to put decorative items such as photo frames, figurines, small vases on the outer shelves of the cabinet. If corner furniture is placed against the wall, then a large floor vase with decorative flowers will look beautiful next to it.