How to freshen up your hallway without putting a lot of financial investment? You can make comfortable and practical ottomans in the hallway as in the photo with your own hands, which will perfectly complement the interior. Poufs are not only unusual decorative elements, but also function as a comfortable seating. If you want to tinker with something, you need to think about creating a pouf. This requires a minimum supply of materials, which you can probably find on your balcony or in your closet. You can purchase the required amount of material at any hardware store. There are many options for creating such a wonderful piece of furniture. The photo shows do-it-yourself ottomans for the hallway, which are not difficult to create if you follow our advice.
7.nylon thread or fishing line (for screed)
The process of creating a "ottoman-cube" with your own hands. And so, it was mentioned above that the ottoman is the simplest piece of furniture, but even here there are subtleties and nuances, and which will be discussed further. First you need to calculate the required amount of material, as well as make sketches and a sketch of the future product. Again, on a sheet of paper, calculate the geometry of the cube, the length and width of the blanks. This is how our author did it.
Attention! So that you get exactly an even cube, please pay attention to the drawing and notes of the master, from which you can see that 3 blanks with sides of 40x40 cm and 2e others 36.8x40, and this calculation was made based on the fact that when assembling the cube, the thickness of the boards to be screwed on will be added to these two boards. Be careful! But on the other hand, there is nothing terrible that will not happen, it is just that an even cube will no longer work, but we can already say a rectangle. For a start, it will do)
Next, we turn to sawing a sheet of chipboard, for this task you can use a circular saw, jigsaw, if there is no such power tool, then it does not matter, do a great job with a hacksaw.
The material can be bought in a construction store, but it is better to use old chipboard furniture boards, for sure the thrifty owner has Soviet-made boards. Also today, they simply throw out old furniture with a shaft, sometimes it’s just a pity to look at it “to a pain in the heart”, because there are quite suitable boards, plywood, from which you can make a lot of useful things)
A master from a sheet sawed such smooth and neat blanks, unforgettable about the size.
Next, each workpiece needs to be marked and measured the center of the square, and this is done extremely simply, straight lines are drawn from corner to corner and a cross is obtained, the crosshair will be the center. A hole is drilled with a drill or screwdriver. What is the hole for? And it will be necessary in the future for the carriage coupler.
Then the author conducts a preliminary fitting, everything is fine and even. In order to twist the chipboard boards in them, it is necessary to pre-drill holes for the future fastening of the screw. Drill diameter is strictly !!! should be less than the diameter of the screw itself, otherwise the fastening will be unreliable, and the self-tapping screw will dangle "like a pencil in a glass"
Then the screws are screwed in with a screwdriver or screwdriver.
And now such a "cube" has turned out, then it should be pasted over with foam rubber, pre-cut to the size of the cube.
The sheets are glued with glue, which is applied to the surface in this way.
After the work is done, the entire surface of the cube is covered with foam rubber and it should be given time to dry, and in the meantime, you can prepare the furniture fabric to cover the ottoman, as well as buttons and fishing line to create a coach tie.
Then the ottoman will be covered with fabric, the edges of the material are targeted flush with staples. The needle makes a hole in the fabric and pulls it through the drilled hole in the chipboard, with the help of a button fixed at the end of the fishing line, a screed is made, and the fishing line is fastened and fixed again from the inside of the cube, shooting it to the board with staples. And such a wonderful "ottoman-cube" is obtained.
As you can see, there is practically nothing complicated and it is quite within the power of a person who wants to have handmade furniture in his home.