How to install the arch?
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Those who are planning to make repairs in the apartment may wonder how to install the arch on their own. Basically, these are the people who prefer designer interiors. In this case, of course, the best option would be to entrust this work to specialists in this field, but not everyone is willing to spend a certain amount of money on such a pleasure. Also, repair made by his own hands is becoming increasingly popular. After all, he reveals the inner world of the owner of the apartment and all the facets of his personality. In addition, transforming their homes with their own hands, you can implement your ideas and ideas. And it gives a lot of pleasure. Our article will tell you in detail how to install the arch. Video materials on this topic will also not be superfluous for you, since it is obligatory not only to study the instructions, but also to visually review the process of performing all the tasks that make up a single arch installation process.
What are the arches
To create interior arches, there are two types of products in the style of "modern": with and without legs. The first are made to the size of the doorway.They are not filed and the panel sheet is not included in the grooves of the decorative lock. In the second case, the arcs are produced with a margin and need to be filed before assembly, according to the dimensions taken. In the case of using the arch with the use of upper decorative locks, you must first gash horizontal, then vertical lines. With their absence, we cut the arc at an angle, which it creates with a stand, on all four sides. To install the interior arch we need the following tools:
- panel sheets, from which we will make the vault, columns and arch;
- PVA glue, with which we will fill the grooves of the arcs, at the last stage;
- glue "liquid nails", which will help in the creation of columns.
Installation of the arch
The initial installation of the vault is certainly an important part of the creation of the arch, but it is also the easiest task in this matter. At this stage, we make measurements of panel sheets and try on. You could observe a similar process in various repair television programs, where professionals answered questions about how to install an interior arch. Actually, at this stage of the difficulties should not arise, especially if you are faced with a clear lesson.
- Bend the panel sheet and enter into the groove of the arc, make marks, in accordance with the size of the opening.Then draw it and zapilivaem by marks. Do not forget that there is a second panel sheet, with which you need to do the same actions. In addition, there should be a distance of about 9-10 mm between the arcs.
- We fix the arch of the arch in the place of the arch of the wall opening, leaving a slight gap for further adjustment.
- In conclusion, it remains to align the ends of the arcs horizontally.
Installation of columns
The initial installation of columns is the second stage, which is also not particularly difficult in terms of implementation. Here you make measurements of racks, pick up sheets and try on the wall. I would also like to note that deciding how to install the door arch, you can choose from a large number of ways. Therefore, it is not surprising if you find some discrepancies in the information on the assembly of racks obtained from different sources. The main essence of this process is as follows:
- We measure racks, taking into account the height of decorative locks, and saw off. After that we select panel sheets. They should be 6 mm longer and 8 mm wide, as they will be included in decorative locks and grooves.
- We collect two columns by means of racks, panels and decorative locks.
- We try on the wall, after which we remove the vault and columns.
We turn to the main part, which is not more difficult than the previous ones in implementation. In essence, we do the same thing and at the same time assemble various parts, which at the final stage are fastened together with glue.
- We take two arcs, put the back side and cover the grooves of the arches with white glue. Then we bend the panel sheet and insert it into the groove of the arc, after which we dress the second arc. Next, we fix the arch of the arch with clamps on the arch of the wall opening.
- In the groove of each of the two decorative locks pour glue PVA.
- Similarly to the first point, only now with racks, we perform the same steps. First we take one stand and fill the PVA glue into the groove, after which we insert the panel sheet from the column. Next, take the second rack, re-fill the PVA glue in the groove, and then apply it on the already inserted panel sheet. Do the same with the second column. And having covered their inner sides with glue “liquid nails”, we fasten it to the wall in accordance with the measurements.
- We remove the clamps from the roof and lower it onto the columns so that it enters the groove of the decorative lock.
- Not less important point is the arch coating varnish. We ground it with nitrolac and after complete drying we put the second layer. It is worth noting that the surface of the tinted arch can be damaged in the process of varnishing.
The assembly of the entire structure will take no more than 2-3 hours. At the same time you get a lot of positive emotions. Now you know how to properly install the arch yourself. Good luck with the installation!