Advice 1: How to make a mezzanine above the door

In small apartments, of which we have in Russia a lot, is not always enough space to store things. The mezzanine above the door of the kitchen or over the front door can gently correct the situation.
How to make a mezzanine above the door
You will need
  • - metal area;
  • - a sheet of chipboard;
  • - fasteners;
  • - awnings for doors 4 PCs.;
  • - furniture handles 2 PCs.
Carefully measure the place where you decided to place the mezzanine. They are usually hung above the kitchen or front doors in the narrow hallway. Think about whether this wall Cabinet to interfere with the passage or door is opened. Cut the size of a sheet of laminated chipboard, and if you intend to do inside the mezzanine shelf, two. Second shelf make a little first, which is also the bottom of the locker. It should not interfere with the doors closed.
It is easiest to attach the shelf to the wall using metal brackets, wooden bars or furniture corner for hanging shelves. Draw on the walls of the line, which will be bolted to these supports. Vieraita gently and carefully, otherwise the bottom of the mezzanine will be skewed.

Select the fastener suitable for your wall type. It is better to take one that will hold it tight, than to get under the fallen Cabinet. Screw the corners, or sticks to the walls and put them on the bottom of the mezzanine. With shelf, if you decide to do it, will do the same.
The doors are made of plywood or from the same sheet of laminated chipboard, and shelves. Pre-treat the plywood with a varnish with a stain or paint in color, does not violate the General color scheme of the room. Furniture edge fill the edge of the pieces of chipboard so they are tidy looking.

Screw the furniture canopies for doors to the wall, and then attach the doors. Drill holes under the handle, similar or the same as handles on other furniture in the room, insert the accessories in the doors.
To a mezzanine above the door is not conspicuous it is possible to paste over with the same Wallpaper which covered the room, or paint the same paint.

If you don't want long to bother with hanging the doors, use curtains to make a mezzanine closed. Choose a suitable piece of thick opaque fabric, make one side of drawstring in which to thread the fishing line. On the wall screw the hooks facing each other and pull on them the fishing line with a curtain.

Advice 2: How to paint particleboard

Particleboard (chipboard) is one of the most common and readily available materials. For more than 40 years, he is used as a material for construction, furniture manufacturing. DSP has both positive effects and negative. To mitigate the negative impact of this material on the man applies his painting.
How to paint particleboard
The advantages of this material are:• low cost (much lower compared to the wooden boards, plywood);
• wide range of applications;
• the possibility of recycling waste from woodworking;
• the ease of manufacture of various components, in particular for furniture;
• durability (in accordance with standards of operation).
Disadvantages of DSP one of the most significant is the use in its manufacture of adhesives based on phenol-formaldehyde resins. In the process of operation of products made of this material, the influence of the fumes of these resins on living organisms can vary depending on the ambient temperature, humidity, methods of coating or painting the product, but not completely removed.
However, the main advantage of particle Board (low price) usually takes precedence when choosing a material. Especially since there are ways to significantly improve the material, to reduce the harm to minimum. One of them is the processing and staining of surfaces.
It is important to consider that the better and better the carried-out work for cutting sheets of chipboard, the less will be the effort spent on correcting the flaws in the final finish. Therefore, when cutting the sheet of chipboard to make the edge less burrs and notches, the cutting stick adhesive tape. For cutting, use a saw with fine teeth and put her with a smaller angle to the surface, don't do too much pressing. The resulting edge will clean up with emery cloth. Apply the putty, allow it to dry, sand smooth and cover with the second layer. If after sanding you can see the defects (sinks, chips etc.) re-apply the layer of putty and sand it. On the prepared surface apply the paint. Color select such that it was combined with the main color of the product. Instead of staining, you can use the tape for gluing the edges of parts made of chipboard. Attach it sticky side to the polished edge (removing dust). Then smooth the tape hot iron. Another processing method is: the strip of wood veneer or plastic stock to size and glue to the edge.
Similarly, you paint (coating) the surface of parts made of chipboard. Surface abrade with emery cloth, putty knife, apply a layer of putty, let it dry and sand smooth. Apply a second layer of putty, after drying and grinding, cover with a layer of varnish or paint. The varnish (paint) it is desirable to put in two or three layers. In addition, the surface of a particleboard it is possible to coat self-adhesive tape or plastic that is attached to the adhesive. It is important to carefully smooth the surface to remove from under the veneer of air bubbles.
Useful advice
Do not use for gluing parts made of chipboard porous materials (carpet, fabric, etc.), because they did not reduce the evaporation of phenol.

Advice 3: How to paint particle Board wardrobe

To protect and improve the decorative properties of products made from particleboard, they should be covered with waterproof varnish or polymeric films. How to paint the Cabinetto return to it original form?
How to paint particle Board wardrobe
You will need
  • fine - grain sandpaper;
  • plaster on wood;
  • - primer;
  • - Lac;
  • - masking tape on a paper basis;
  • - a brush or roller.
These wardrobeyou can cover with paint or varnish. The Polish refines the appearance. Before painting it is important to carry out preparatory work.
Using coarse sandpaper, remove the old layer of paint or varnish. Carefully where you want to locate the surface as much as possible to get rid of the bumps. Remove dust and dirt.
Fill cracks and chips. To do this, apply putty to create a smooth surface. Possible swipe the entire surface with putty Cabinetand in two steps. Let the first layer dry thoroughly, as there can be shrinkage. Apply a second coat of putty.
Proceed to the responsible process – grinding. Use fine sandpaper. The result is a completely smooth surface. Remove any dust left after sanding.
Not less important stage of preparation – primer. It will provide a beautiful Shine and smooth as possible the surface color of the wardrobe. To Prime the can with a brush and roller. Apply the first thin layer. Wait for final drying.
After finishing the preparatory works start painting the wardrobe. Typically, the paint or varnish on the chipboard is applied in 2 layers. If you notice errors on the surface, then clean with fine sandpaper.
When painting the individual parts of the surface, use masking tape. It will help to prevent sagging and the appearance of jagged edges. Do not use in this paper another Scotch. It can stick pieces of paint.
For the final drying to leave the wardrobe for about a week. That's enough time to nail is firmly attached to the surface.
When painting you can use various stencils, which will be interesting designs and patterns on the surface of the wardrobe.
If your wardrobeand damaged ends, protect them with veneer. To do this, enough with the hot iron to glue the plastic tape with an adhesive coating.
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