Advice 1: How to make a mattress with their hands

If your old mattress is out of order and needed a new, for example, in a cot for the child or to the country, try to sew it yourself. Of course, the orthopedic design you are unlikely to succeed, but sleeping on it is very soft and nice.
How to make a mattress with their hands
You will need
  • - foam;
  • - polyester batting or other padding;
  • - fabric for the cover.
  • - sewing machine;
  • - threads;
  • - spring units;
  • - wooden slats;
  • cord;
  • - nails;
  • - hammer;
  • - stapler.
Before you start doing the mattress with their hands, determine what is inside. If you need a removable mattressthat can be folded up and put away after use, choose foam or polyester fiber basis, and for fixed beds can be done and spring mattress.
To make a foam mattress, buy a piece of foam and mark the form. Here can be a few options. If you need a folding mattress, make it from several pieces, spreading them across the bed. For hospital beds will have plenty of great mattress one or two longitudinal parts. Cut the foam with an assistant, one of you needs to stretch half and the other with a sharp knife to cut precisely on the intended line.
Mark a pattern on fabric, adding on each side of the seam allowance on the thickness of the mattressand a few inches for seams. To cover can be washed, do it like a pillowcase – with an overlap. For this length, add another 20 cm.
Sew a cover for the mattressand, first of all transverse sections, then by length, laying angles across the side seams at this width, what is the width of the foam. Treat all seams with a serger or zigzag. Pass the foam in the case.
To make a mattress of cotton batting, polyester batting or other soft padding, start with the cover. Measure the size of the bed, creating a pattern note the thickness of the mattress. Then sew a fabric case desired size, with overlap or clasp in the form of lightning. Carefully fill with stuffing, given that it will quickly be nailed and will be two times thinner. So the gasket did not get off in whom, in several places sew the mattress through and through, they put small pieces of fabric from two sides.
If you want to make a spring mattress, you need to buy spring blocks, the number depends on the size of the bed. Set them in order, vertically, make sure that the upper ends were located at the same level. The bottom of the spring fix the wooden laths with a thickness of 2 cm and a width of 6-7 cm
Perform the tying of the springs. To do this, beat on the ends of the beds in front of each of a number of large nails (50-60 mm) and bend them away from the springs. Take a strong cord with a thickness of 2-5 mm and tie all springs of each row first across the bed, and then along the last two diagonals. Lay on top of the springs, burlap or other sturdy fabric, then a layer of batting or wadding, fit an mattress upholstery fabric, securing it with a furniture stapler.

Advice 2: How to make a trailer with your own hands

The trailer is very convenient and necessary vehicle for the transport of goods. He just needed to use in the economy, so many motorists are wondering how to make it yourself?
How to make a trailer with your own hands
Align the frame on the trailer frame grille body. Thus, you seek an integral body. Use the five crossbars, which locate between the traverses, in the end, get the grid platform. Make a small console releases relative to the side members.
Weld the longitudinal elements from both ends. On these elements through each cross-member install the four stands, which are carefully weld. To take the spars of rectangular tube 60*30 mm All other parts: crosshead, strut, cross member, made of a square tube 25*25 mm.
Body side hinged make that will allow you to transport long objects. The bars of the platform cover with a sheet of iron, very suitable for this dural sheet with a thickness of about 2 mm. With M5 bolts screw it to the bars and get the best flooring that will withstand quite a heavy load.
The axle beam will perform two identical segments of channels that plug into each other, weld them. At the ends of one of them pre-weld the two wheel axles. All the resulting gaps repaired with pieces of sheet steel.
From the old machine, for example, "Muscovite", and take the two springs that serve as a connecting element of the beam and the frame rails. Also, from the same car and fit the wheels for a future trailer. Drawbar-dual beam make, execute it from the same tube as the spar. Weld the rear ends of the drawbar to the front spars have a small overlap. The front ends have come together in the coupling device.
Install on the rear wall of the trailer lights marker lights, turn signals and brake lights. Connect them to the electric parts of the car by means of wires. This will help to make clear your maneuvers on the road to other road users.
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