Shelves on the balcony - practical ideas and detailed instructions on how to install and where it is better to place the shelves (115 photos)

Wood carving is an ancient art with a long history. And who would have thought that through this kind of creativity I would come to the assembly of 3D printers. The relationship is, of course, indirect. But it all started with meeting a technology teacher at school, whom I mentioned in my previous article on assembling a 3D printer from plywood and spare parts from decommissioned equipment. It was he who "singled out" for me one of his students, with whom we assembled a printer for the school office of labor. Today I want to acquaint you with the activities of our Trudovik and the work of his wards, who have repeatedly won prizes at the All-Russian Olympiads in technology. In fact, you will not find such Trudoviks in the daytime with fire, and the works are simply mesmerizing, especially when you consider that this was done by students in grades 5-11. I tried to cut it myself. Very entertaining creativity. We even have a master class on geometric carving, I will share it below in the article.

Casket and pencil case. Works of a 9th grade student. Linden, stain, varnish.

Compare incomparable

Of course, comparing hand thread and CNC is not entirely advisable. But there is a certain similarity. If for printing a product we model in a computer program, then when cutting out of wood, the model must be kept in mind. But this is not always convenient, so our Trudovik (his name, by the way, is Rinat Zufarovich) just became interested in 3D modeling. And he carried away the schoolchildren with this. And it was with one of them that we assembled a 3D printer from plywood and old parts.

Pros and cons are different everywhere. In fact, you don't need any special talents to carve beauty out of wood. Patience and creativity rule here. And the material is just a piece of board or log, a cutter and a topcoat. However, the appearance of the products and labor costs cannot be compared with those that are printed. But to each his own. For example, even if you look at the hand-cut and printed boxes, you will notice a big difference.

3D shapes are even more interesting. It has its own charm both there and there.

As a fan of the Star Wars universe, I am putting together a collection for myself. And printing on a 3D printer is very helpful. I can’t imagine how much I would carve such a figure out of wood, although it’s quite real.

My work

Wood carving fascinates anyone who sees the result. And if you watch a master class, you can even get stuck - technically it's so simple that you want to drop everything right now and start carving. It was like that with me. I got to know the products better when I started making a website for the school workshop and compiled a catalog of crafts (oh, we did a lot of work then). I asked to provide me with material and tools, studied some information on the Internet and got down to work. It was several years ago, and even a photograph of the finished product was not preserved (once all the photographs with the phone together disappeared into oblivion), and then I gave it to someone.

An intermediate result of my work. For a beginner, I think it will do.

I will briefly describe the process from memory:

I received a piece of wood from Zufarych.

I found a drawing of a rose on the Internet.

Handmade wood carving versus CNC: one does not interfere with the other

An additional room to the total area of ​​the apartment is a balcony. If you approach its arrangement wisely, then you can make this space cozy and useful in the household.

A good functional and practical solution would be to place a variety of shelves on the balcony. It is difficult to imagine a balcony without this element of the interior. A wide variety of useful and not so things can be stored here.

You can make shelves on the balcony as a decorative element, then they will act as a decoration for your loggia.

How to choose material for the shelves

The choice of material for the manufacture of shelves should be approached responsibly so that the balcony is not only practical, but also has an attractive design.

The shape of the shelves can be made very different. But it is advisable to select it based on the general design of the balcony, so that this room looks stylish and comfortable.

If the balcony is open, the materials for the shelves must be waterproof. Otherwise, due to exposure to rain and snow, the shelves will quickly lose their original appearance.

When the balcony is a living space, it is advisable to select environmentally friendly materials for the shelves.

  • wood ;
  • metal ;
  • plastic.

When making shelves with your own hands, it is recommended to process them with special impregnation or paint to protect them from the influence of weather factors.

Kitchen shelves and shelves

Whatever you say, the main thing in the kitchen is functionality. There is not much free space even on the walls: lockers take up a large area. Therefore, one of the tasks is to make the most of the free space. There are interesting ideas for small or even very small gaps between the wall and the refrigerator or other household appliances. Strictly in size, you can make a pouch on wheels, which goes out and hides completely there. It is wide and narrow (see photo).

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