Many of us have old furniture that is a pity to throw away. And someone buys unpainted wood products, for example, in Ikea, because they are cheaper. And here the question becomes very relevant, how to give them a decent look, while protecting the surface from various damage?
Types of paints for finishing wooden furniture
It is probably easier to list compounds that are completely unsuitable for painting wood and furniture from it. If we talk about the peculiarities of the appearance of the coating and its properties, then all paints and varnishes used for painting furniture can be divided into three groups: transparent varnishes and impregnations, water-soluble dispersion paints and enamels. Continue reading
Two-component varnishes, or cold cured varnishes, as well as waterborne varnishes, have two big advantages over polyurethane varnishes: they dry faster and do not have time to become dusty; the varnished surface remains light and does not turn yellow over time. Cellulose lacquer also gives a light coating, although not as durable as when finishing with the above varnishes.
You can get rid of the bubbles as follows: pour the varnish from the can into a new bucket for paint or a special bucket for varnish. Lower the brush, then press it to the side – this will remove air from the bristles, which can give small bubbles on the freshly varnished surface. Continue reading
Wood is an excellent material for the design and creation of exclusive furniture, vibrant and incredibly comfortable, attractive and solid, ergonomic and practical. And even the rapid development of scientific and technological progress, as well as the appearance on the market of new technologies and innovative materials, have not made a natural tree of valuable species less popular and in demand among admirers of natural beauty and style.
Making home furnishings from wood. Benefits
The advantages of furniture made of natural wood can hardly be overestimated: the point here is not only the aesthetic component, but also the high performance, thanks to which wood has long been used for construction purposes and for the manufacture of unique interior items.
The main advantages include:
Environmental friendliness. The tree at the time of use does not emit harmful substances and toxic substances to the air Continue reading
Often you want to do something for yourself, your loved ones, for a house, apartment, and not because it is cheaper, or you will do better than a factory product of a similar purpose. Of course, sometimes it turns out that standard furniture does not fit into the geometry of the room, but most often you just want to do something and enjoy the fruits of your labor for many years, for example, a wooden kitchen table.
Therefore, in today’s article we will tell you how to make a kitchen table with your own hands. First of all, this article is intended for those who could not pick up a factory table of the right size due to the non-standard geometry of the kitchen. And, of course, for those masters who are simply used to doing everything with their own hands, following the saying: “If you want it to be done well, do it yourself.” Continue reading
Not so long ago, home-made furniture was in almost every home. With the disappearance of the deficit, interest in the products of craftsmen-furniture makers fell significantly, but in recent years it has revived. Moreover, home-made wood furniture with their own hands has become quite a popular hobby, which also brings tangible benefits, and also serves as the pride of the owner of the house.
Joiner or cabinetmaker?
DIY dining room furniture
Home-made furniture in the dining room
Representatives of these two professions were involved in furniture production. Joiners were entrusted with the production of simple and rough furniture: for example, stools, chairs without upholstery, benches and other furnishings with ordinary trim. Continue reading