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I’m sure many of You, intending to leave the house, put on my shoes standing up. However, you should bring the shoes in order to perform this operation bent somewhat uncomfortable.
Of course, at this point it is more convenient to sit on a cushioned Ottoman, made with his own hands.
In this article, Dmitry, the author of the YouTube channel “Men’s Craft” tells You how he made a small Ottoman with a shelf from scraps sheet of plywood.
This art project is very simple to manufacture, and can be repeated in the home environment with the help of a simple set of tools.
— 16 sheet plywood and 6 mm thick
PU leather with knitted lining, foam
— Sandpaper, screws for wood
— Oil-wax, glue Titebond III Ultimate.
The tools used by the author.
— Manual mill, straight mill wood
— A set of silicone tools for gluing
— The circular attachment for a router
— Screwdriver, magnetic bits
— Circular saw, carriage
— Nailer electric
— Gon Swenson, pencil, tape measure, ruler, scissors, knife.
The process of making.
So, the three main housing parts, namely shelf, the bottom of the seat will be made from a sheet of plywood thickness 16 mm.
First, the author lays out the center on the cutting of plywood.
Now the author need to cut parts in the form of discs. This operation is easily accomplished using a simple hand router with a straight cutter on wood.
On the mill an extra circular snap-in, about the production of which is described in detail in the following article.
Cutting master executes in several passes, gradually increasing the flight cutter.
The result is two of such circle with a diameter of about 32-34 cm details for bottom and seats.
Another disc for the front is cut a little larger diameter, namely 42 cm.
When using circular nozzles do not have to drill the center hole, you can drive the spike into the material, a slight tap with a hammer.
So as not to damage the surface of the workbench, use the lining.
Then all the edges of the obtained parts are polished to fine sandpaper.
In the case that the seat will not be done to the panel, its upper edge can be rounded with the radius of the cutter with the thrust bearing.
Sheet of plywood 6 mm thick master cut strips with a width of 50 mm. These strips are cut with circular saws into segments with a length of 400 mm.
For showing the texture of wood, give it waterproof properties, the author deals billet layer of oil-wax the color of dark oak. The upper part of the seat cover, this composition should not be.
Such impregnation can not be purchased at the store and make it at home yourself.
Great recipe not long ago suggested Vladimir Natynczyk. The structure includes only two natural ingredients — rosehip oil and beeswax. This treatment can be used even for the treatment of utensils and other wood products in contact with food.
Attaching the seat to the foam thickness of 30 mm, the author carves out a circle of the same diameter.
On the upper part of the seat is applied and spread a layer of glue Titebond III Ultimate. Then the foam blank is pressed against the load to it.
After the glue dries, the author cuts out another circle from the foam.
Seat covers artificial leather on a knitted basis, and targets her staples around the perimeter, gradually reducing the step between them. This achieves even stretch the cover.
This operation is performed using nailer or furniture staples.
The excess tissue is cut with a knife with a small margin for staples.
The wizard also drilled half a dozen holes in the plywood under the seat. They need to release air. If they do not, at the time of compression of the seat it will “hiss”, and when You get up from it, then it will be a long time to recover form.
Another panel from the same upholstery material is being targeted on the lower side. Edge to gently tuck around the perimeter.
The result is that such neat and soft seat.
The Assembly of the Ottoman starts with fixing the racks on the perimeter of the bottom at an equal distance from each other.
In order to avoid cracking of the wood, be sure to drill a thin drill pilot holes for the screws in the racks and in the array of bottom.
Lower part of the uprights are fixed on two screws each.
The shelf will be attached at a distance of 190 mm from the bottom edge.
The author lays out and drills in the center stands one pilot hole.
This shelf is very easy to fix, because it is compressed by the perimeter columns.
But with the seat adjustment is not so simple, because the stand sticking out in different directions. First you need to do in the upper parts of the slats to the pilot holes.
Then make the return hole in the seat base, and tighten the screw.
Then tie a diametrically opposite stance, and then everyone else.
At the bottom of the stool should stick some silicone or felt feet.
Finally, the Ottoman is ready. To demonstrate the strength of the structure, the author I jumped on it. As seen in the photo, the design is amortiziruemoe a very considerable weight of the author.
Here is a convenient addition to your hallway turned out. On the top shelf, you can store your keys or Hiking bag, and below — the means to care for shoes.
Thank you Dmitry for the implementation is very easy to manufacture design of the Ottoman.
If You want to make the design of the stool more solid and reliable, instead of the plywood slats you can use the car shock absorbers. The connection of the springs with the seat bottom can be further strengthened corners.
All good mood, sound health, and interesting ideas!
The author’s video can be found here.
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