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How To Make Useful Furniture From Cardboard

27 Aug 2022, 03:12
How To Make Useful Furniture From Cardboard
Published 8/2022
MP4 | Video: h264, 1280x720 | Audio: AAC, 44.1 KHz
Language: English | Size: 2.64 GB | Duration: 2h 21m

Learn the principles of making cardboard furniture that is long lasting and useful
What you'll learn
Learn how to make furniture from free material, instead of buying ready-made and expensive furniture
You will be able to build furniture yourself, in your home. No need for large workshop or carpentry skills.
How to build sturdy objects from cardboard that can carry weight
What are the correct steps of building a piece of furniture from cardboard
How to get a clean finish for the product, and prepare it for painting
How to paint cardboard furniture so it will look like wood
How to make drawers and boxes for storage
How to make rounded parts from cardboard
No carpentry skills needed
Tools and equipment: Cardboards, A cutting knife, simple PVA glue (school glue), a long ruler, hot glue gun and glue sticks
In this course you will learn how to build furniture completely by yourself, using free and commonplace material - cardboard.Why make furniture from cardboard?You will be able to build furniture by yourselfyou can make furniture from free material, instead of buying ready-made and expensive furnitureDesign a piece of furniture exactly the size that fits your spaceMake furniture that will be unique and will amaze your friends.Get tremendous satisfaction from your creationYou don't need large spaces or carpentry skills, you can build furniture even on a table in a small apartmentYou will learn in this courseHow to build sturdy objects from cardboard that can carry weightWhat are the correct steps of building a piece of furniture from cardboardWhat do you take into account when designing a piece of furnitureHow to make rounded parts from cardboardHow to make drawers and boxes for storageHow to get a clean finish for the productHow to paint cardboard furniture so it will look like woodCardboard furniture? Is it strong enough?Yes very much, I have some such furniture that I built years ago and they are still useful. In the course I teach the principles of building with cardboard so that its strength is properly utilized and thus it is possible to build strong furniture that carries weight.It's cardboard, can the furniture be cleaned?Definitely. We will paint the furniture with acrylic paint that will give it a good protective layer against moisture. Then you can clean the furniture with a wet cloth.What does it take to build? I didn't study carpentry and I don't have a large workshopI don't have either. You don't need a spacious workshop or heavy tools. You can build cardboard furniture even on the table in a small apartment, and the main materials are cardboard, a cutting knife and glue.What materials and tools are needed to make cardboard furniture?Cardboard from large packages that you can find on the streetA cutting knifeA cutting mat, but you can also use simple cardboardPVA glue (simple white school glue)A ruler - preferably a long one (60-90 cm)Hot glue gun and glue sticksGummed paper tape, but you can also use simple papers instead.What will we build in the course?To learn all the steps of building furniture in detail, we will learn how to build a small cabinet with drawers.But it is not necessary to build this cabinet exactly, you can apply the information to another piece of furniture of your design.I will also demonstrate the making of a royal chair, and in the process we will learn how to build rounded shapes with cardboard.I will finish with a demonstration of building a shelving unit with storage boxes.Will I know how to build other types of cardboard furniture?Certainly, the principles learned in the course can be applied to a wide variety of furniture.Making furniture sounds complicatedIn fact it is very simple. We learn step by step, and every step is simple to understand and to perform. And in the end you will have an admirable piece of furniture that you built yourself.And if there are failures? You can always fix it, it's just cardboard.The main thing is to enjoy the process and creation, we don't look for perfection.You can watch the lessons whenever you want, preferably on a computer screen, but you can also use your phone.Everyone creates at their own pace, and you can go back and watch the lessons again, or parts of them when you want to remember.The videos are divided according to the different topics, so if you want to return to a certain topic it is easy to find it and watch that video again.* The videos may contain cats.You can also ask me questions, and post an image of your work.And most importantly, have fun making new and useful things out of plain cardboard.
Section 1: Introduction
Lecture 1 Introduction
Lecture 2 Tools and materials
Lecture 3 The strength of the cardboard
Section 2: Planning
Lecture 4 Designing your furniture
Lecture 5 Example: Planning a small cabinet
Lecture 6 What is the building order of a cardboard furniture
Lecture 7 Planning Assignment
Section 3: Cutting the main parts
Lecture 8 Planning the main panels
Lecture 9 How to cut the cardboard safely. Important!
Lecture 10 Example: Cutting the main panels of the cabinet
Lecture 11 What to do if you need a bigger cardboard
Lecture 12 Cross sections
Lecture 13 Example: cross sections of the cabinet
Lecture 14 Cutting the main parts Assignment
Section 4: Assembling
Lecture 15 Glue - hot glue and PVA glue
Lecture 16 Assembling the main parts (Cabinet)
Lecture 17 Supports
Lecture 18 Supports for the cabinet
Lecture 19 Top and bottom (Cabinet)
Lecture 20 Assembling Assignment
Section 5: Preparing the surface
Lecture 21 Smoothing the surface
Lecture 22 Filling holes and gaps
Lecture 23 Securing the Joints and corners (Gummed paper tape)
Lecture 24 Using paper and glue
Lecture 25 Preparing the surface Assignment
Section 6: Drawers / Boxes / Legs
Lecture 26 Drawers
Lecture 27 Making polymer clay Handles for the cabinet
Lecture 28 Making boxes
Lecture 29 Legs / wheels
Lecture 30 Drawers/Legs Assignment
Section 7: Painting the furniture
Lecture 31 Paint
Lecture 32 Painting the cabinet - Faux Wood effect
Lecture 33 Painting Assignment
Section 8: Example furniture: A royal chair
Lecture 34 Some notes about designing a chair
Lecture 35 Drawing symmetrical shapes
Lecture 36 Cutting curved shapes
Lecture 37 Cross sections in different sizes
Lecture 38 Assembling the seat
Lecture 39 Back of the chair
Lecture 40 How to cover round parts
Lecture 41 Preparing the chair for paint
Lecture 42 Paint and stencil
Section 9: Example furniture: A Shelving unit
Lecture 43 The parts for the shelving unit
Lecture 44 Assembling the shelving unit
Lecture 45 Additions to the shelving unit
Lecture 46 Smoothing and Painting the shelving unit
Section 10: And what now?
Lecture 47 What now and what next
For people who love do-it-yourself (DIY) projects,For people who want to make furniture but are on tight budget,For people who are ecological minded and want to make crafts using found materials,For people who look for unique and interesting new skills, and make unique pieces.


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