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    Standing kitchen cupboard

    Standing kitchen cupboard

    Storing the vacuum cleaner with its accessories and other devices and cleaning products in the apartment is always problematic.

    The most convenient, of course, is to keep the vacuum cleaner in a large one, cardboard box, in which it was packed during transport from the factory to the store. Such a box has compartments for brushes, hose and extension tubes, but unfortunately, it does not fit anywhere. In addition, the vacuum cleaner packed in the box requires meticulous assembly during each use. So often you just don't want to take it out, to clean a small area, easier to reach for the brush and dustbin.

    So if we care about it, that the mechanized home equipment is fully used, we need to keep it in a place that can be used immediately. A standing cupboard will help us in this, which can be placed not only in the kitchen, but, for example, in a sufficiently large hall or bathroom.

    The cupboard shown in the picture is placed in the kitchen. Her external appearance, texture and color have been matched to other kitchen appliances. However, the size of the cabinet provides a comfortable room for both a vacuum cleaner with additional equipment, as well as all cleaning products. The upper part of the cabinet has a separate door, so it is possible to store a supply of washing powders, soap, floor polish and many other items, storage of which is usually cumbersome and troublesome. Cabinet dimensions: height 2 m, width 50 cm and depth 44 cm; lower, the higher part has 1,33 m, and the upper one 51,4 cm in height.

    The most suitable material for the walls of the cabinet is a blockboard 16 mm. If it is already veneered or laminated with unilam at the factory, preferably matte, then the outer surface of the cabinet will not require any additional finishing. However, a raw album, it can simply be painted with oil paint in a color matching the color of other kitchen appliances.

    We start work on the construction of the cabinet with cutting out the side walls (B i B1) with dimensions 2×0,5 m. Then we cut out the remaining walls of the cabinet. All cut edges should be very carefully sanded with fine sandpaper, for a perfectly smooth surface. We connect the finished walls of the cupboard with each other with wooden plugs and a diameter 8 mm. The holes for the dowels should be drilled with a drill with a diameter 7,5-7,8 mm yes, that they are slightly smaller than the diameter of the pins. Otherwise, the joints of the elements will not be strong enough despite the use of pins and glue. The glued cabinet frame should be fixed at least on 24 hours, taking care of it, that its walls are perfectly perpendicular to each other.

    Then we cut it out and attach it to the frame of A1 partition, E, E1 i D, which at the same time stiffen the entire structure.

    To finish the cabinet, we still have to make and attach a plinth made of thick slats 30 mm, fixing edge strips with a cross-section of 24×24 mm and the execution of the upper door, with dimensions of 51.4×42,3 cm and lower with dimensions of 133×42,3 cm.

    We connect the plinth elements together, for contact, gluing them with wikol, and then with pins and glue, connect the plinth from the bottom to the cabinet frame.

    Edging strips, very carefully sanded with sandpaper, we connect with pegs and glue like this, so that their surface forms a recess with the edges of the side walls for the door room. In other words, the outer surface of the door must be flush with the side edges of the walls after the cabinet is closed.

    Connect the door with hinges by screwing them with wood screws with dimensions of Ø 3×25 mm. To the door inside the cabinet we screw hangers made of pieces of boards and wooden rollers with a diameter 10-12 mm. Hangers will be used to hang the brushes for the vacuum cleaner, hoses etc..


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