How to make an ottoman or couch with your own hands?

  1. Choosing a material
  2. Required tools
  3. Master class: step by step instructions

A sofa is one of the most essential attributes of every home. Today, an ottoman is increasingly used as an alternative to such products. This type of furniture is not only practical, but also stylish, which allows it to be used as a bed or a regular sofa. It is quite simple to build such furniture, but it requires a preliminary selection of the design of the structure and minimal skills for such work.

Choosing a material

Modern ottomans and couches are relatively simple designs, which makes it possible to make them yourself. To obtain high-quality and durable furniture, you should choose the right material for the product. Today, several types of products are used for such work:

  1. Laminated chipboard. The material is simple and inexpensive. You can buy these products in almost any hardware store. The main disadvantages of chipboard are considered to be low strength, the minimum number of colors. It should also be noted that the structure of the slab contains harmful substances that can be released into the air.
  2. Furniture board. It is made only from natural materials, which reduces the presence of components harmful to humans. In terms of strength, furniture boards can be compared to solid wood. One of the main disadvantages of such a product is its high price, which slows down its distribution to hardware stores.
  3. Array. The ottoman of their natural board is distinguished by its strength and durability. If the size of the couch is small, then the array is the best option in terms of price and quality.

Also, for the construction of such furniture, you will need a lot of auxiliary materials:

  1. Wooden bar. With its help, the joining parts are fastened. Sometimes with the help of a bar, horizontal spacing or support surfaces are formed.
  2. Finishing fabric. There are no universal recommendations, since you can choose this product according to your taste in any specialized store. Very often flock or chenille is used for this.
  3. Filler. Various types of foam rubber or synthetic winterizer are used as this product.
  4. Additional accessories. They are used for decorative finishing of the ottoman. This includes special fasteners, sewing threads, buttons, etc.

Required tools

The assembly of the couch is impossible without the use of special mechanisms. To get a reliable design, you should stock up on the following set of tools:

  1. Roulette and pencil. They are needed to form smooth parts.
  2. Hacksaw, jigsaw and other similar mechanisms.
  3. Screwdriver, screwdrivers.
  4. A set of fasteners for connecting individual parts. As such products, various types of metal or plastic corners, self-tapping screws, confirmations, etc. are used. It all depends on the material chosen for the ottoman.

Master class: step by step instructions

Making an ottoman or couch with your own hands involves working with solid wood or its substitutes.

It is important not to rush to get even details.

This procedure begins with the assembly of the frame. This process consists of several sequential stages:

  1. First of all, the marking and cutting of boards and a wooden canvas is carried out. Their size depends on the dimensions of the ottoman itself. Please note that the boards in the simplest designs form a hollow rectangle.The thickness and width of such a blank directly affects the strength and height of the furniture itself.
  2. After that, a frame from the boards is assembled from the obtained elements. To fix them, metal corners or a wooden bar are used, to which the base is screwed.
  3. At this stage, a wooden canvas is screwed to one of the sides of the resulting rectangle. For this, it is also pre-cut out, then fixed with self-tapping screws.
  4. Then they begin to strengthen the frame. This often involves screwing on several cross bars. If the size of the ottoman is small, this stage can be excluded. When the structure is ready, all elements should be carefully sanded. If necessary, the legs are screwed to the frame, which will act as a support. Sometimes this part may be completely absent, since the structure is installed on boards.
  5. The process ends with the installation of the headboard, as well as the support back (if necessary). They are made from wooden boards or plywood. The shape of these elements is selected individually, taking into account the main design of the room.

Assembling the frame is only half the battle, since the ottoman should be not only durable, but also beautiful. Therefore, it is important to additionally decorate the boards and make the ottoman comfortable.

The decorating process can be broken down into the following successive stages:

  1. Foam rubber and upholstery fabrics are purchased. The thickness of the seal is selected taking into account its density and location on the product itself. If it is a headrest, then a thicker material should be used that can recover its shape under prolonged stress.
  2. After that, the elements of the ottoman are upholstered with foam rubber. To do this, use a special stapler and staples. When making upholstery, it is important to carefully stretch the sheets so that the surface does not wrinkle. It is advisable to fix the foam rubber only from the inside in order to exclude bad design and the possibility of damage to the upholstery when the fasteners come out unauthorized.
  3. Please note that the foam should be attached only in certain places. This should not be done on the main surface, as the mattress will be located there. If you do not want to use such an attribute, then only special foam rubber should be used to form a soft bed.
  4. The process ends with the upholstery of the ottoman with fabric. For this, many different materials can be used, among which flock is very common. The upholstery technology is very similar to the installation of foam rubber. To eliminate the presence of a large number of seams, you should use large pieces of fabric that completely cover the entire surface. The fixation of the material is also performed with staples. They also need to be placed in visually inaccessible places on furniture. Often this part is the bottom of the ottoman.

The technology for constructing the couch resembles the previously described algorithm, only other layouts are already used.

If you are not sure that you can complete a similar task on your own, it is better to purchase furniture in a store or order from a company specializing in the manufacture of such products.

Here is such an ottoman made by one of the craftsmen with his own hands:

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