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How to make a cover for a structure: review 3 design options

How to make a cover for a structure: review 3 design options

The well in the country is a source of cool clean water, and a decorative element. If the style of the well is integral with other buildings, the site looks more attractive. No wonder a considerable number of vacationers places in the garden purely decorative wells – wooden, carved, with makeshift beds on the lid, etc. to Cover the well with their hands can be made of different materials – wood, metal, plywood, plastics. To garbage, insects, small animals do not fall in the well cap should be firmly fixed, durable to ensure the flow of air and, of course, be beautiful.

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Wood is the best material for the manufacture of manhole cover: it looks nice, is environmentally friendly material, has excellent performance. Wooden cover if you use decorative elements and looks the most aesthetically pleasing.

Well and a cover made of wood

In this case the well is covered by a narrow beam from it as well made bench and the lid — turned out beautiful practical design. For convenience, the cover doors are hinged with handles to recline it fully

Option #1 — simple wooden lid

Decorative cap on the well from the tree can be done independently, the process of making it is pretty simple. For the cover you need to choose a solid wood — suitable elm, and aspen. You can use pine, but the wood of this tree is softer. Size, shape of the product are determined according to the type of design and the mouth of the well.

Most just make the cover of the hatch. You will need for the manufacture of nails, hinges, tools for the measurement, the dry Board with grooves, knobs, hinges, six bars (20-30 cm for one cover), a hacksaw, a thick rubber strap, screwdriver, hammer.

Wooden lid is better to do a double. This is done in order to winter it didn’t freeze. Can be hinged or removable cover – what it will be, determine at the time of writing the work plan.

Flip cover

Flip cover for the well hinged with a comfortable wooden handle — practical and simple to manufacture. Loop and carved handle gives simple design decorative

The work begins with the setting of the crates and the necessary measurements. Below the hatch is firmly located in the neck, make sure the crate. It is of bars the size of the neck. For covering structures can be used ten. To it are attached the metal hinges. Hinges can be replaced with a rubber belt – one end is nailed to the lid, the other on Hod.

The simplest cover

The easiest option well cover — brusovaya crate, wooden boards. In cold winter conditions it is recommended to do two covers and lay between them insulation, this will help the water not freeze

The main functions of the second leaf (if you chose this option) is an additional protection and blocking the gaps, if any. For the strength of the cover at the center bottom of the reinforcing beam. Made a pair of matching lids – upper and lower. Lower mount to the lower part of the neck, upper – upper. In winter, for insulation between them is placed a bed of straw. If in your area the temperature in winter drops to -20 degrees or more, the double cover is mandatory – otherwise the water will freeze.

The most simple handles for wood caps – full of parallel bars. But for convenience and aesthetics, you can use ready-made wooden or metal handles. As for the castle – it’s a matter of personal choice. Some use locking device to ensure greater safety of the well during the absence of the owners.

After fabrication of the cover you can think about how to decorate well. Traditional options are two: make a decorative house on poles or to install a flat roof circular or rectangular shape. The roof can be a gable in the form of a house, flat, round, slant – at your discretion. You can use different materials for her jewelry – natural, and shingles, metal roofing, lianas and vines, straw, boards, slate, carvings, etc.

Option #2 – cover of the PCB

Cover for a structure may be made of PCB and metal corners. For its production you will need a PCB, sealant, pipes, cement, handles and hinges, measuring tape, welder, bolts, screws, angle grinder, screwdriver and hammer.

Cover of the PCB

PCB — durable layered material impregnated with a resin. It is easy to handle, and this cover can last for a long time

Using a tape measure take measurements done, cut the metal corners at a 45 ° angle. Received four sections are welded together in a quadrangle. For the strength of the frame corners are welded with the external and internal, and welding marks are removed with a grinder.

Cut shaped tubes so that their length was an inch shorter than the length of the corners. In the frame of the metal insert pieces of pipe around the perimeter of the base, and weld them to the base, the seams are treated with a grinder.

Then the PCB is made of two plates corresponding to the size of the frame. Between the plates is laid a layer of insulation, then they will need to be fasten together with screws, the seam is treated with a sealant. For connecting the cover and frame are hinges that can be installed using bolts or welding.

Cover for the well out of the PCB ready. For installation in the well is shuttering boards, all is cemented. After installing the frame with the lid covered with a layer of cement. To use cover easier, it is screwed handle. You can leave the design as is, and you can paint it to give a more aesthetic appearance.

A cap of plastic

Alternatively, you can make or buy ready-made plastic cover. It can be used as a temporary or permanently, if in your area the winters are not too cold

For the manufacture of the lid can also be used stainless steel, however, this option is more suitable for a structure of reinforced concrete rings.

Option #3 – the topping for a structure in the form of a house

The cover may be made in the form of a wooden house (gable roof). First, the frame is made by the same technology as the gable roof, but the respective sizes. To access the water on the front ramp «house» is single-leaf door. The frame is made of wood, it can be painted or sheathed with any roofing material — will be a very aesthetically pleasing decorative cover for a well.

The pommel is in the form of a house

Finial for a structure in the form of a house — not just variant covers, but also a wonderful decorative element. In this case, the house is made of smooth timber, the roof is finished with shingles, design with double doors on hinges and comfortable handles — reliable protection for the source of the moisture

Wooden cover for the well, made by hand, not inferior to ready – it is a practical design to protect the source of moisture weather conditions and debris. Making it yourself, you will save money and also try yourself as a designer.

The options considered give an idea on how to make a cover for the well independently. Its production will not consume much of your time, and your well will receive a reliable protection.

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