Harmoniously complement the design of the room is capable of wall-mounted shelves. Their purpose is very wide. Depending on the location and applications are choosing the material for their manufacture, and decide upon the design. What features you should consider before you start creating your own hands wall shelves, and what are the main stages of the process, take a look at in detail.
The main purpose of wall shelves to place a variety of small objects, organically combining the functions of storage and interior decoration. Depending on this, determine the installation option of furniture design. There can be several:
- The most common way to embed is to make a wall form when the product is attached to the wall at the bottom which often located other items of furniture (sofa, bed or Desk).
- A real highlight among the wall structures may be hinged shelf made with your own hands. The key difference is in the method of attachment: instead of the traditional brackets and hinges used ropes, chains and belts.
- Depending on the organization of living space, periodically the need arises to make a corner shelf. Moreover, in addition to common way of using in indoor areas, sometimes harmoniously engages the outer corner of your room.
A little imagination and do-it-yourselfer wall shelf design is possible in different variations. Widespread the following models:
- Easy to manufacture with your own hands different console shelf, mounted perpendicular to the wall.
- If desired, the design of the complementary side walls and closing the rear part.
- To create with their hands a kind of rack, it is sufficient to combine several single consoles.
- Recently have become very popular combined with extraordinary instances of the arrangement of the horizontal and vertical walls.
- Originality many different models decorative wall shelves. Their main function – to create an exclusive design element in accordance with the chosen style.
Occasionally the facade design, made by hand, complete with glass. It is practical when storing items that do not have a decorative function. A small part of wall shelves designs that you can draw with your hands shown in the drawings below:
None of the work on construction is carried out without preliminary preparation of the plan.
While choosing, take into account the place where it is established furniture design and its main functions. The scope of wall shelves following:
- Book lovers and pupils will certainly need bookshelves, the basis of which is wood and its derivatives.
- For kitchen storage jars with spices or decorative items (which serve as original plates or exclusive clubs), use a narrow shelf equipped with a low side. The most appropriate in this case to use for making wood, although depending on the design, harmoniously and can look glass instances.
- The arrangement of the bathroom is not complete without the installation of glass shelves, complemented by chrome elements. This is due to the main requirement for the material – it needs to have a high level of water resistance.
- To be creative with the choice of material in manufacture of self allow universal shelf. They are intended for the installation of flowers or different gifts, but the basis is selected based on the overall design of the room. This may be the classic wood, solid metal, complemented by wrought iron or glass elements, creating the effect of lightness.
Mounting type plays an important role in the design of wall shelf designs. Having studied the options of fixing, it will be easier to determine the most appropriate method.
Traditional wall mount shelves is the use of loops. Optimally they fit products made of wood and its derivatives. Important condition – the material should have sufficient thickness. The whole process takes place in several stages:
- The hinges are fixed to the side of furniture construction screws.
- After measuring the distance between the holes, the required cut is marked on the wall. Attention! Compliance with the horizontal lines is important when fixing wall shelves.
- Is the designated point drilled holes of the desired diameter, for inserting the dowels.
- Scored in the dowel screw is screwed with a neat hat, on which hung shelf.
The use of loops not suitable for all materials. Installation of wall mounted glass shelves by means of special mounts for fragile items. Fastener made of two parts and often elastic gaskets, glass shelf is inserted between them. The lower part of the fixture to secure fixation of the wall-mounted design is equipped with a clamping screw.
Common model of attachment for glass shelf is the instance called Pelican that can hold a design wall thickness from 8 mm to 34 mm. in Addition to the glass, it can be used to attach other materials with similar dimensions.
Simplicity and originality has a hidden mount wall shelves. In this case, the fastener is completely disguised. The essence of this method consists in the following:
- at the end of the wooden structure is prepared recess under the pin and enclosure fasteners;
- oncological fixed to the wall, after which it dresses up a shelf.
To create individual room design allows wall shelves with decorative brackets. They can be made of the production method or to refer to exclusive instances. Photo wall shelves, decorated brackets, which are made by hand, is presented below:
Depending on the chosen design and material, the process of manufacturing of wall shelves has its own characteristics.
If you wish to do with their hands unique wall shelf wood you will need:
- Material for the base. In addition to natural wood, you can take MDF, particle Board or gypsum fiber Board, it will greatly facilitate the process of surface treatment.
- The jigsaw, which can replace the hacksaw.
- The drill and sander.
- Ruler with pencil.
- Building level.
- Carpenter’s glue or liquid nails.
- Varnish or stain.
- Brackets, dowels and screws.
The whole production process with your own hands wall shelf is easy. After the preparation of the plan, or sampling based on the finished project, the size of the structure is transferred to the material. To cut a wooden base better jigsaw, which provides a perfectly smooth cut.
All elements of the wooden shelves are subjected to thorough grinding in the presence of significant defects used putty for wood. At the initial stage will need sandpaper No. 40, to obtain a perfectly smooth surface will allow the sanding paper under Nos. 80 and 120.
Connecting parts wall construction liquid nails or carpenter’s glue.
Next shelf is treated in its sole discretion. You can choose to stain, varnish or bright paint for children’s room.
On the shelf and the wall are made labels for attachment. The brackets are connected with the shelf and the wall with the drill is hollow, then inserted the dowels.
At the final stage, screwed the screws and wall shelf is suspended.
Premises with a small area is better equipped with glass wall shelves, forming an atmosphere of lightness and visually expand the space. If you have not worked with glass enough, it is better to turn to professionals, which simultaneously reveal the fragile material efficiently perform the processing of the slices. The next steps of the installation of wall-mounted shelves under the power of any man, able to hold the instrument, and is similar to the procedure of fastening wooden structures:
- Using the level on the wall mark the places of attachment.
- Design «Pelican» needs to have two dowels.
- After removing the trim strips, you will find holes where to screw in fasteners.
- Trim set into place and insert the glass.
- At the final stage, tighten up the screw.
The work on the installation of the wall construction of the glass is finished.
A proper combination of wall shelves with the other pieces of scenery will create a harmonious space design, different personality.