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How to make a kitchen corner with your own hands. Homemade corner sofa

How to make a kitchen corner with your own hands. Homemade corner sofa
A solid corner sofa and a stable table are typical furnishings for both the dining area of the kitchen and the home bar. It is also suitable for friendly gatherings in the living room.

Corner sofas have always been and remain a popular piece of furniture, not only in a private house or apartment, but also in public places (you can make sure of this by looking into any cafe or restaurant).

The set of furniture we want to tell you about is suitable not only for a dining corner in the kitchen. It will look great both in the home cellar and in the living room.

To make a kitchen corner with a corner sofa and a table by yourself, having detailed drawings is quite a feasible task. If desired, of course, you can make your own project taking into account specific conditions.

Homemade kitchen corner. Corner sofa

Our kitchen corner is designed in two versions identical in design, but differing in the materials used and color design. Which one to choose is a matter of taste.

In the first variant, considered in detail, the bearing parts of the sofa and table are made of a joiner's plate, which can be varnished with black, azure, or treated with a stain and varnished. The table top and sofa seats are made of chipboard with white lining. The edge linings (pine) are also painted white. Foam pillows are covered with a durable decorative fabric of juicy green color, pleasantly contrasting with black and white trim.

Quiet version of the kitchen corner finish
"Calm" version of the kitchen corner decoration: brown wooden details, beige pillows.

Fans of calmer tones can make a corner sofa and a table in another version. Their difference from the first option is only in the materials and color used (here is a combination of brown and beige). All details the kitchen corneris made of joiner's slabs lined with light veneer. After assembly, the elements of the corner are moistened, sanded, treated with a stain to match the color of the nut, and then several layers of transparent matte varnish are applied. Soft elements are covered with beige fabric.

When making a sofa and a table according to your own project, their sizes can be chosen arbitrarily, except for the height and depth of the seat. It is advisable to change the latter only if the seat of another, very comfortable furniture is copied. The dimensions of the table can be easily adjusted to any length of the bench.

Other options are also possible in the choice of materials for the manufacture of the corner. Suitable, in particular, a furniture board made of pine. Finished furniture can be decorated with decorative elements that are made using a milling machine. In a word, the decoration and to some extent the design of the corner will always be the fruit of your imagination. It is desirable to leave one element unchanged the back of the sofa, it should be straight. There are two reasons for this: firstly, it is much more difficult to carve out parts with bevels and, secondly, the inclined backrest can withstand less loads. If you really want to sit leaning back, it is better to make a beveled soft element, which is much easier than cutting out beveled parts.

Specification of details of a kitchen corner with a corner sofa

Parts and workpieces Qty Dimensions, mm
Veneered joiner's plate 19 mm thick:
Back wall 2 1080x800
Side wall 4 450x390
Frame board 6 1042x120
Frame board 4 392x120
19 mm thick chipboard with white lining:
Folding seat 2 1080x430
Folding seat mounting board 2 1080x67
Stiffener* 6 1080x70
Stiffener* 2 1080x67
Stiffener* 4 730x70
Stiffener* 4 290x70
10 mm thick plywood:
Bottom 2 1042x430
Pine slats:
Overlay 2 1042x19x5
Overlay 4 390x19x5
Edge lining 4 1130x40x10
Edge lining 4 850x40x10
Edge lining 4 450x40x10
Edge lining 4 67x40x10
Veneered joiner's plate 19 mm thick:
Back wall 1 800x520
Back wall 1 800x500
Side wall 1 495x390
Side wall 1 480x390
Support bar 1 480x70
Support bar 1 462x70
Chipboard thickness 19 mm with white lining:
Folding seat 1 496x430
Folding seat mounting bar 1 500x67
Stiffener* 2 800x70
Stiffener* 1 468x70
Stiffener* 1 450x70
10 mm thick plywood:
Bottom 1 481x481
Pine slats:
Support rail under the bottom 4 470x20x20
Overlay 1 390x19x5
Edge lining 2 850x40x10
Edge lining 2 600x40x10
Edge lining 1 530x40x10
Edge lining 1 450x40x10
Edge lining 1 67x40x10
Chipboard thickness 19 mm with white lining:
Table top 1 1000x1000
Veneered joiner's plate 19 mm thick:
Base 1 700x700
Rack wall 4 670x215
Checker for mounting to the countertop and base* 2 200x200
Table top stiffener* 4 950x70
Base stiffener* 4 650x70
Pine slats:
Overlay 4 670x19x5
Edge lining 4 1050x40x10
Edge lining 4 750x40x10
Parts marked with * can be made from cheaper material, for example, pine boards.

So, when all the blanks are prepared, the legs are cut out on the side and back walls of the sofas, having previously applied cutting lines to the blanks. In order for the corners to be rounded, holes are drilled in these places first with a Forstner drill Ø 35 mm.

The back wall of the kitchen corner
The back wall is connected to the side with long screws with a cross-shaped slot, under which holes are drilled in advance. The walls are glued together beforehand.
Sofa frame is ready
The sofa frame is ready. It remains only to attach the faceplate. First, it is glued, and then screwed with screws from the inside.
Folding seat of the kitchen corner
The folding seat is connected to an intermediate board on a piano loop. The length of the loop is cut with a hacksaw on metal.
Corner sofa
In order not to stain the white chipboard lining, the folding seat is hung after finishing (painting or staining and varnishing) the frame. The intermediate board to which the seat is attached is screwed to the back wall by screwing in the screws from the back side of the wall.
Corner sofa seat
The seat serves as a drawer lid at the same time.
Pillows for a corner sofa can be made on your own
Pillows for the corner sofa can be made on their own. To do this, foam mats with a thickness of 60 mm are covered with a durable fabric.
Each section of the sofa is made with a double bottom
Each section of the sofa is made with a double bottom (one more detail that's an additional storage). In order to strengthen the structure, stiffeners are attached to all the details of the sofa.
Corner sofa section
Corner section of the sofa. To make the corner sofa easier to move (for example, during cleaning) or to carry (when moving), it is made up of three separate sections that are simply attached to one another or bolted together. There is also a drawer under the seat in the corner section.

Kitchen corner table
This table, despite the fact that it has only one leg, is quite stable. Both the base and the table top are reinforced at the edges with stiffeners. Square checkers are attached from below to the countertop and from above to the base, which are inserted into the rack cavity during assembly and fixed with screws. This connection allows you to quickly disassemble the table if necessary.

The rigidity of the rear walls is given by slats cut out of a joiner's plate. These parts are smeared with glue, applied to the wall along the edges and nailed without caps. The length of the nails is no more than 35 mm. Instead of a joiner's plate, stiffeners can be made from planed pine slats.

The edges of the workpieces reinforced with rails are lined with plates with rounded edges. They are fixed, as well as stiffeners, on glue and nails, having previously filed the ends with a mustache. The protruding glue should be wiped immediately with a damp cloth, otherwise the wood will then not accept the stain.

The table is assembled after finishing all its elements
The table is assembled after finishing all its elements. A square wooden checker, glued and screwed with screws from below to the countertop, is inserted into the cavity of the rack and fixed with screws on the side To remove the countertop, it is enough just to unscrew the screws. Similarly, the base is fixed.

Having prepared the nodes, they begin assembling the sofa and table.

When covering soft elements with fabric, so that the fabric is stretched and does not wrinkle, the foam base is wrapped with thin batting.

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