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December 12, 2017 00:16

How to make children's wardrobe with his hands

How much the child's room is equipped with depends very much on his life and everyday life. It is important that the organization of the space in the nursery was aimed at creating the most favorable conditions for the growth, development and comfortable existence of the baby. Usually there is a mess in his room, things and toys are scattered all over its area, but if you install there a functional, roomy closet in which there is a place for all children's property, the problem will be partially solved. And if you produce it yourself, you can generally get a lot of benefits.

Contents of

  • Advantages of making children's cabinets with their own hands
  • Kinds of children's cabinets
  • Preparing for the beginning of work
  • Tools and materials that will be needed for the work of
  • Drawing preparation, creation of cutting and sawing of parts
  • Sequence of assembly of cabinet
  • Calculation of funds spent for the purchase of material and fittings forcabinet

Advantages of making a children's closet with their own hands

There are a lot of pros, but in this section we list the main and most importante:

  • handwritten manufacturing as child or any other furniture, allows you to save on the cost of the work, becausein this case you will spend only on the purchase of materials.


  • Create furniture for your child's room, imagine how his things will fit in it, calculate the number of shelves, very nice and interesting. Such a closet, created by the hands of a loved one, exuding positive energy and the warmth of his hands, is sure to fall in love with a child.

  • You can make a cabinet that will fit the size and decor of a particular room.

  • It is possible to study the properties of existing materials and independently make a choice in favor of those or other, suitable for you in quality and cost.

Kinds of children's cabinets

Before you make a wardrobe in a nursery, you first need to think about how it should be to meet your requirements and decide on a model. Consider several basic types of children's cabinets:

  • Corner cabinet in the nursery. This model is both roomy and space-saving, it is very good for small rooms. For such a cabinet one corner is enough, and the rest of the space can be used for other furniture. Its doors can be both folded and sliding, depending on individual preferences.

wardrobe furniture

  • Sliding wardrobe. This model is also very roomy and convenient because the doors move apart. Due to this, the cabinet can stand in a rather small or narrow room. He, unlike the winged brethren, does not need additional space to open the door. It can be located along the wall, and can be angular. In a children's closet-compartment it is better not to make mirror facades, t.they will always be fingerprinted.

  • Cabinet combined with bed. Often this is a whole multi-purpose playground, which is also very convenient, in case you need to save space. Most often, the bed is located on the second floor, and the stairs leading there are also shelves for things. Still there are designs when a bed, a wardrobe, a desk and a bedside table are a single unit and complement each other.

  • Children's wardrobe with a picture. This is probably the most favorite option for all children. Such a cabinet can have any design that allows for a smooth and fairly wide door. On its surface can be painted or pasted a picture on which the heroes of your favorite cartoons flaunt or just a calm, calming landscape.

When deciding how to make a children's closet, we must not forget that its design should be convenient, first of all, to the child himself. All drawers, shelves and hangers must be available for him. Then he learns order faster, he can remove his things and toys into place, without waiting for parents to do it for him. If the child can not yet reach out to any department, you can build for him a special understated shelf, and after a time when he grows up, just remove it.

In this article we will consider the option of owning a cabinet for a children's room from inexpensive material - a chipboard with a thickness of 1.6 cm, measuring 2х1.4х0.4 m.

Preparing to start work

At this stage, you need to think over all the details, determine the parametersthe future cabinet:

  • first you need to decide where the children's closet will stand and from this to push off when determining the size;

  • then it is necessary to calculate all the dimensions of the cabinet: height, width, depth, number of shelves, the gap between them, the presence of a mirror, etc. To make it easier for yourself to work and easier to imagine what the finished product will look like, it is better to take a sheet of paper and draw out all of its internal and external structure on it;


  • further you can think what color cabinet will be better combined with the decoration of the children's room. The material of the chipboard is a particle board with a decorative coating. This coating can be of very different colors and have a texture of wood, stone, etc. Where you will buy the material you can browse through the catalog and order exactly the color that suits you;

  • also needs to think about how you will cut the details. The fact is that a laminated chipboard can not just be taken and sawed with improvised means. In the places of cut, the decorative coating will chip and the product will look untidy. To prevent this, it is necessary to act with a special tool. If you do not have it, it's easier to order a sawing in some joiner's workshop.

Tools and materials that will be needed for the operation of the

All materials, accessories and missing tools are very easily found among the assortment of modern building hypermarkets:

  • laminated chipboard with a size of 280x207 cm - 2 pcs;

  • Fiberboard size 275x170 cm. - 1 pc;

  • special edge for edge bonding;

  • mirror size 110x55 cm - 1 piece;

  • profiles for attaching boxes - 4 pcs;Door handles

  • - 6 pcs;

  • door hinges - 10 pieces;

  • crossbar for hangers 1 m - 1 pc;

  • retractable hanger - 1 pc;

  • self-tapping screws 5x40 - packing;


  • euroshare;

  • fasteners for mirrors - 4 pcs;

  • adhesive tape;

  • drill with a screwdriver attachment;

  • set of Phillips screwdrivers in different sizes;

  • three drills for metal - 2 m, 3 mm, 10 mm;

  • Forstner drill;

  • wood hacksaw;

  • tape measure, building level, square.

Drawing preparation, creation of cutting and sawing of parts

In order to independently design a children's closet, a drawing is mandatory. In order to create it, it is necessary to draw separately all the components of the structure. But it will be much easier to use one of the many computer programs that can help in this.


If you decide to use the software, then after creating the drawing, you need to transfer it to the cutting program. After the completion of this stage, on the printed out on the paper-pattern cutting, you need to mark with a pencil all the ends, on which the edge will be glued.

As mentioned above, the material we selected carefully, without damaging the edges of the decorative coating, is extremely difficult, and it's unlikely that you have any special tools for this. Therefore, it is better to entrust it to professionals in the nearest carpentry workshop, which renders appropriate services. By the way, in order to cut a mirror of the right size, you also need to turn to the masters. There are special organizations dealing with cutting glass.

After all the components of the future cabinet are ready to buy accessories.

Assembly sequence

  • First attach the edge to the ends of the parts that you need to be marked on the drawing. It is necessary to ensure that the edges of the wood plate do not pour or splinter. Edge tape on one side is covered with a sticky layer, which must be applied to the surface and ironed with a hot iron. During operation, it should be remembered that if you sharply bend the edge at the corner of the part, it will break. To prevent this, before you bend it, it is advisable to warm it up a little in this place. After waiting for cooling, you can remove excess with a sharp knife. If the face turned out to be not very even, you can smooth out this defect with zero anointing.


  • The components must be divided into groups, and the order of assembly should be respected, relying on the design scheme with all the necessary dimensions. This scheme will serve you instead of instructions.

  • Next, make a pencil marking all the holes for fasteners and door hinges.

  • After the marking is finished, you can start drilling holes with a drill and a drill suitable for the diameter. All openings must be symmetrical, otherwise the appearance of the cabinet will be spoiled.

  • With a screwdriver, assemble the body using euro-screws and self-tapping screws.

  • Take a drill and drill holes in the doors with a special nozzle. Then screw them with screws.

  • In the places where the shelves and boxes are fixed, mark the points of the location of the holes for the fasteners, and during work, keep extreme attention, otherwise, if the holes are not strictly opposite to each other, the shelves can be skewed.

  • Next, drill all holes according to the markings and screw in the fasteners for shelves and drawers.

  • At the end of the assembly, as a final touch, you can put decorative stubs on the euro-screws, unless of course you forgot to take them.

In the process of assembling a children's closet, you need to pay attention to the following points:

  • you must strictly follow the perpendicularity of the components of the cabinet;

  • when attaching doors first attach hinges, and then the doors are leaning against the cabinet and marking on its inner wall;

  • for greater reliability, the mirror should be attached to the double-sided adhesive tape in addition to the fasteners.

Calculation of funds spent on the purchase of material and accessories for the cabinet

Of course, you can only calculate this now, because the cost of materials will change over time, besides, in different regions prices may also vary. In addition, if you want to show imagination and complement the design with any details or decorative elements, this can also affect the total costs. So, provided that you have the tool and spend it on it, the approximate calculation looks like this:

  • 2 sheets of chipboard size 280x207 cm. - 3700 rubles;

  • sawing services - 500 rubles;

  • edge along with the application - 2700 rubles( but if you want to save and paste it yourself, as described above, then this amount will be less);

  • 1 sheet of fiberboard in size275x170 cm. - 220 rubles;

  • crossbar for hangers - 90 rubles;

  • handles, hinges and other accessories - 500 rubles( but this depends on the design and quality, for example, we used the most simple and cheap handles, but you can take carved, beautiful and the cost will be, of course, higher);

  • fasteners - 200 rubles;

  • mirror along with cutting - 450 rubles;

  • delivery - 500 rubles( but if you have your own car with a spacious trunk, then on delivery, you can also save).

In total it turned out to be 8,860 rubles. If you buy a closet about the same dignity, it will cost at least twice as much.

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