Each owner wants to have at the cottage all that will be comfortable and beautiful. Cottage - this is the place where you want to relax from the daily rush, from annoying work colleagues, from noisy neighbors. A summer cottage is such a small island in the abyss of routine and ordinary life duties.
If you move away from all sorts of lyrical digressions and go directly to the topic of this article, you need to say a few words about the furniture that is in the country. Any country furniture should be multifunctional and useful. This can be confirmed by every happy owner of the cottage, who was engaged in its arrangement.
An interesting option is a special transformer bench, which will be a very attractive element of furniture. In addition, this will be a fairly functional option, which is definitely useful in the country.
Any owner of a country house can buy such an interesting bench in a store, but it should be borne in mind that it is quite possible to do it yourself, since all the necessary drawings of the transformer bench are on the Internet.
Below you will find instructions and tips that will help any landlord who wants to construct a makeshift transformer bench that can perform table functions.
Advantages of the Transformer Bench
Before you begin to work, you should find out the advantages of this element of country furniture. Firstly, this design does not take up much space, which makes it very compact and practical. Secondly, we should mention the fact that the transformer bench can easily be moved from place to place, which can also be confidently added to the pros. Thirdly, such a bench by simple manipulations easily turns into a table with two benches, if necessary. This plus of such country benches allows for a feast in the fresh air, which is just right for a summer residence.
Tools that will be needed during the work
First you need to decide on the tools that the master will definitely need when designing such a transformer bench with his own hands.
Before the workflow is necessary prepare the following tools:
wood hacksaw or grinder;
- a set of screwdrivers or just a screwdriver;
- a drill (it is desirable to use an electric drill, but if one is not available, then you can easily take a regular, hand drill);
- we must not forget about the devices that will subsequently be used for various measurements (ruler, level, square).
Consumables in this case are: wood, sandpaper and screws.
It is imperative that, in the course of work, one should verify his actions with the drawing.
Technology of work
The very first thing to decide is the “composition” of the bench. It sounds rude, but, in principle, quite clearly reflects the design itself. The fact is that the transformer bench consists of two benches and the back of the countertop. Benches should differ from each other in width. The first bench can be easily made with your own hands, and you should focus on the following sizes: 118 * 25 centimeters. When using supplies, prepare the parts. They should be in the form of boards with a thickness of 20 mm. Their dimensions are 118 * 12 cm. The legs can be made of parts that are sawn with dimensions:
- 2 pieces - 37 * 11 cm;
- 2 pieces - 34 * 11 cm.
All parts must be well sanded. To do this, you can use sandpaper or a special circle for the grinder. The legs are connected by metal plates. The connection is carried out taking into account that the width of the base should be 37 cm and the height 45.
The seat can be made screwing two parts (118 * 12 cm) to the bases using self-tapping screws. Due to the small thickness of the boards, there is a certain risk that the boards may burst. To prevent this from happening, drill holes at the joints. This is recommended before tightening the screws. After the first bench has been assembled, measurements should be taken. The inner width should be 114 cm and the outer 116.
After the above steps, you can proceed to the assembly of the second bench. Its width will be 109 * 22 cm. The bench seat consists of two blanks, the size of which is 109 * 11 cm. The legs can be made using a 40 * 40 cm beam. The blanks from which the legs will subsequently be made will have following sizes:
- 4 bars - 32 cm;
- 2 bars 22 cm.
The legs of the second bench can be made with your own hands. To do this, use a block (22 cm) attached board from one edge to the edge. In this case, you will need to use glue, screws and a wooden dowel. There is another 22 cm bar in stock, the same should be done with it. The rest of the available blanks should be assembled in the form of the letter A. 22 cm bars will be the top of the impromptu letter A. 32 cm bars will be the sides, and the inner crossbar can be cut independently in the form of spacers. Metal corners and self-tapping screws will be used to hold the base. Remember that at the bottom of the letter should be a certain distance - 30 cm.
To previously obtained bases, you should screw the seat parts with your own hands. After assembling, check the dimensions of the second bench. The width of the bench on the legs should be 113 on the legs and 109 on the seat. To check the correct assembly of the transformer bench, you do not need to use any special devices. Verification can be done visually. To do this, simply combine the two shops. They should be attached to each other and they will form a “sofa” of four boards that are on the same level, which means that before that everything was done correctly.
Now you can go to the next stage of work. it backrest assembly - countertops do it yourself. It is made of five blanks that will form a common plane. Its dimensions will be as follows: 126 * 57 cm. The connection of the boards can be done with your own hands, using two slats. In this case, self-tapping screws that will allow you to fasten the boards are very useful.
On one side of the previously assembled worktops, stops should subsequently be attached, which are made of boards with a thickness of 20 mm. On one side of the resulting blanks, a cut must be made at a certain angle of 115 degrees. This angle will mean the tilt of the back of the transformer bench. Attaching all the necessary stops should be carried out using self-tapping screws.
Subsequently, metal joints and self-tapping screws should be used, which will help fasten everything together. In the manufacture of the back should be carefully guided by the drawings, which will definitely help to better understand the whole working process of manufacturing a transformer bench.
After all the operations that were described above, the master must connect the two shops to each other. This will help wood glue and wooden dowel. If desired, it will be possible to attach special armrests that will add convenience.
If everything is done according to the instructions, then the transformer bench can subsequently be laid out on two benches and a table. All this can be tracked according to the drawing.