Frequently there are no 15 or 20 centimetres of human growth to reach an upper edge of a furniture wall, to make small repair of a lamp or to wipe the top corner of a back wall of a room. To overcome this absolutely small distance, it is necessary to complicate too a situation, each time establishing a step-ladder, or taking from a closet any small short flights of stairs, supports and so forth. And at the same time in olden time existed (and now there is) like absolutely imperceptible, small piece of furniture - a small bench for feet. It very well approaches not only for the above described purposes. In rest-hours recollect its basic purpose (probably considering its name), and on it feet conveniently have. And who does not remember, what pleasure to us when we were children, this bench for feet delivered. It was for us a toy, a stool, a table, a ladder - everything. Why actually we should refuse today to our children this pleasure?
In this section we would like to offer you some variants with which help and at absolutely small expense of a material (besides partially) it is possible most to make a small bench of a wood waste for feet. The major principle which we should observe here, says: the small bench should be strong, steady and should not overturn - differently instead of the help it will bring to you troubles. .
The First small bench which we bring to your attention, consists of four legs and a frame. It is quite possible to use for its manufacturing strong parts of an old chair (first of all for legs). The thickness of legs - approximately 5 x 5 sm, and length undertakes taking into account that all height of a bench should not exceed 20 the Frame from reek 5 sm see in the width and by thickness 2см is lapped on corners and strongly sticks together, then we privertyvaem its screws (a minimum of two slantwise directed screw for each leg) to legs. From above we stack a tile - a cover, in the thickness 1,5 sm which strongly sticks together with a frame there are less, privertyvaetsja to it by screws or it is nailed up. .
The Cover can only on act a few over legs to provide necessary stability. (It by the way concerns and all other variants presented here.) for convenience of using a small bench it is necessary to do a longitudinal aperture in a cover. For this purpose, having receded from edge approximately on 8 sm, we will drill in a cover of an aperture in diameter approximately 2,5 sm and it is combinable them with each other, having removed a rasp superfluous wood. .
For the second small bench we take two wide boards for legs (thickness of 2-3 sm) which below (for the best appearance) slantwise we will cut off inside (see average drawing at the left). Strong connection is reached with the help rejki in the thickness a minimum 4 x 4 sm which from above is pasted in corresponding sizes dredging. On a cover which fastens from above, at this variant it is not required to do an aperture as average basic rejka is directly under a cover.
The Third small bench consists of three boards which in junctions are cut half their heights in a thickness of a board. Thus they can be inserted each other and strongly to stick together among themselves. This bench is especially strong. .
The Fourth variant of a small bench will be especially convenient for the grandmother. Four legs, the box frame hammered together by nails strongly connected to legs, and a cover in the thickness approximately 1 sm, which inside passes over legs (as is shown in drawing), form the basic design. In the hollow space formed thus it is stacked nabivochnyj a material and it is fitted all design in the beginning by a dense fabric or a sacking, and then it is sheathed iznosoustojchivoj by a furniture upholstery. .
Quite probably not only to vary the variants of small benches among themselves presented here. By the same principle it is possible to build small supports for colours.