When decoration, including ceilings, many questions arise related to the use of certain materials.Today we look at the false ceiling beams.
These elements are increasingly popular and we could not ignore the issue.
False beam - especially manufacturing
advantage of hollow beams
false ceiling with exposed beams (sm.Balki ceiling - not a bad thing, but a big plus) is able to radically transformroom, bring it a unique flavor and comfort.Specialty stores offer a wide range of false beams made of different materials and for every taste.
advantage of these elements is that they are easy to install, and internal voids can hide them in a variety of technological lines, pipes, cables, etc.
As mentioned, decorative ceiling beams are made of different materials and to purchase them will not be easy.Mounting methods and proper registration of premises described in detail in our pages, so today we want to raise a slightly different question.
many interests false beams of wood, namely, how to make their own hands.That is the question we want to examine today.
first looking at this structure, there can be a mistaken impression of simplicity in manufacturing the item.But it is at first glance.
fact that by simply connecting the individual boards in a box, and you get exactly the box, no relation to the beams do not have.It's all about connecting seam.It is clear that if the seam is visible, not about any false beam can be no question.
Material - special attention
problem is not only in a neat connection, and the right choice of wood:
- If the tree is not enough dry, unremarkable at first glance, the seam will be visible through not long life.
- warm air in the room, climbing up, but will contribute to this process.
- Therefore, choosing the material for the production, it is necessary to pay special attention to this issue.
Joint elements - the way matters
Further many are interested in is docked individual elements.Sometimes it is proposed as an alternative, the individual coupling elements in such a manner as shown in Fig.
- Just say no special equipment at home, both qualitative dock, so is unlikely to happen.
No, we certainly do not mean high-class specialists performing joinery - carpentry at home, we mean an ordinary person who loves to do something with their hands.
- seam will be seen clearly, and the absence of a circular saw with tilt cutting part will lead to the mass of wasted time and largely in vain.
Building construction - a simple way to correct
Therefore, we suggest you make the connection as shown in the figure below.
This connection allows you to connect the individual parts well false beams, using a minimum of skill and labor.Of course, it needs some accuracy, but this compound run at home under force of almost everyone.
This will require:
- PVA glue or any other adhesive is capable of good glue wooden parts.
Putting false beam
When you are ready, you can start to work:
- Initially, the side panels are adjusted as closely as possible to the base, the bottom of the beam.It uses a large plane and sandpaper.
- Then to the side parts, you must use screws to fasten the bars.The bar should be snug, so do not spare screws, but do not overdo it.
It is enough if they are located at a distance of 150 - 250 mm from each other.
- Further, the bar must be using a drill and drills to make holes for mounting screws to the base.Holes are arranged perpendicular to the self-tapping screws securing the side of the bar.
- Step openings do so, as in the first case.
Our advice - basic rule, intersecting screws should not be located closer to each other 50 mm.
- Before you make the connection of individual elements, apply on wetted side, pre-cooked glue.If you have a question about the correct use of glue, we have one answer - instructions for its use and other best recommendation no.
- Once completed all the operations with glue, parts are joined and held together by means of screws.This connection is quite strong and can withstand the formation of cracks in the junction.
external finish - the methods and
Interior and its role in the finishing beams
Connect we certainly connected, but in most cases the joint still remains visible, how do? is first necessary to solve the problem, for which you want to use these beams, or rather in what the interior will be used.
think it is not essential?You are wrong, this is very important.
Imagine that your intention is to install ceiling beams and still want to use for the walls and plastic panels premises of the same plastic ceiling.Agree, it is not appropriate when, in this interior is made of wood beams, unless of course you do not create some special design.
you want to paint the ceiling beams painted agree with all the amenities.In that case, what's stopping you special putty putty for wood joints and their well-sanded, inked?
right, do not bother to do so.
But in most cases the production of beams made of wood means using them is as natural wood beams.Country style or country style, very popular in recent years and the great mass of people want to decorate their homes precisely in this way.
course, you can purchase a false beams made of plastic exactly imitating real wood and beams of wood industrial production, but we decide today is the possibility of manufacturing this design with their own hands.
If we decide to do it, let's make it to the end.
of finishes country - old trees
connection with the question, we decided it was time to resolve the issue of external finishes.Very nice look false ceiling beams imitating old wood smoked for years.
Let us together make this design.
Materials and tools
First we need the board.To do this, fit the old board. only condition, they should not be eaten away and rotten wood borers beetles.
old boards If not, fit and new, most importantly, they must be a good dry.Suitable Eaves.
We do wear out like a tree, so it will study.
Secondly, we need tools:
- well-sharpened ax
- sander with nozzles
- tinting paint for wood
- Nail wood
From nozzles grinder we need:
- Brush on metal rough
- Brush on metal soft
Step One - making boxes
all ready to start:
- First we need to collect a box of future false beams, as we were told earlier.
- Again, you can use any of the board and the old and new, important to make a good tight connection.
next step is to perform the work, which at first glance completely destroy the appearance of the existing beams, namely crap on its surface multiple Zarubin and chips.
- This is done with an ax.The box is placed on a flat surface and begin to bear the ax chipped over its entire surface.
- making chips, place the ax at about a 20 degree angle to the plane.
- Nicks and chips should be located so as coloring Sphinx.In other words, the flat part alternates with Zarubin and chipped.
- chipping depth should be about 5 - 10 mm.But it's up to you.
main thing is not skived board thickness, and simply walk across the surface in different places.
- Scola comfortable doing ax blade area located closer to the ax.
- The more you make notches and chipping, so nice to get further beam.
After going over the entire surface, a look from the design if you see too big gaps, go over it again, putting additional chips.
work does not require special skills, so chop the whole box, Throw energy outdoors.Do not feel sorry and corners, apply to them, too, Zarubin and chips.After this operation, tight connection becomes quite noticeable.
received mutilated dummy box girders, it is necessary to proceed to the next etapu.Dlya its implementation, we need sander installed on it rough, brushed metal.
With it necessary to go over the entire surface.The purpose of this operation is that we need to iron out all the nicks and chips.So
- After we walked through the duct with an ax, and Zarubin chips have sharp edges.
- they should be smooth, the edges of the chips and notches turned Bole gentle.
Our advice - perform this operation, wear protective goggles.Flying in different directions small chips can damage eyes.
work does not require special knowledge and skills.The main accuracy and compliance with safety regulations at work with sander.So
- During operation, you will meet the soft portions of the tree, do not be afraid, delete them, it will give even greater effect.
- In some places very well may occur fiber structure of the tree, it too will add a certain color.
Next, we need to head with sandpaper.It is best suited M 40.
- we must pass it on the entire plane.
- Do not exercise strong pressure, enough to walk across the surface of a completely removing a small part of it.
- main objective is to remove large burrs plane.
ends with the formation of the overall configuration
Once walked on the surface of the ax making chips, smoothing the rough edges with a brush, sandpaper removing burrs, we need a metal brush again but only with a soft bristle brush.So
- this operation, we will remove possible remnants of soft layer of wood and chipping Let us give further Zarubin and smooth.
- This work must be performed very carefully.Do not miss more than one centimeter untreated future false beams.
main thing to remember, the better and more carefully you perform this operation, the Bole good results at the end of .Pristupim, do not forget about safety goggles.
work was done, the whole surface is treated, again well received inspect the product and, if necessary, carry out a further revision.
and protective outer coating - how
navigate to the most interesting question, finish:
- The first tree must be protected from moisture, mold and mildew.To do this, the entire surface must be covered with a protective layer of special funds.
Our advice - we recommend that you do the following, get a means to simultaneously perform several functions, protection and decoration.
- Currently, it does not take much, in specialized stores you can pick up on is always a different flavor and color, the price of the product is low.
- You can pick any color means there is a maple, cherry, oak, chestnut, etc.
- Choose what suits you best, and they cover the resulting beam.If necessary, cover the surface with several layers.
After the coating is completely dry on the surface, you can see small roughness formed by the fact that when applied in some places rose "pile".It must drive, while leaving the light on the surface of the original strip.
- Take sandpaper M 40 hand and go over the entire surface.In no case do not use the grinder.
- need only a little walk on the surface.
After that remove dust and lint remnants from the beam and cover it with varnish. Varnish can also be used as a colorless and stained .After as paint dries, you will have a great, perfectly smooth surface of a unique kind.
beams can be installed in its place.When the work is completed, it will create the impression that the beam stood in place for hundreds of years.
By the way, so you can wear out not only decorative beams, but these floor beams and other products dereva.Kak positioned correctly beams and create in your room a real country style, can be found by viewing a video or photo of different designs on our website.