# SHELF MODULE

Settlers, developing in our time a new apartment is not to be envied. To start, they have sometimes from scratch, as purchase anything today of furniture is almost impossible. The only thing that from time to time you can find is the shelves. And shelves — is already done: with their two or three dozen, you can build almost any furniture wall. In particular, for the hallway.

You can, of course, without further ADO, hang them, consistent with common sense and a clear vision of the future environment; however, it is better to start with another.

The first thing to do is to calculate the modular grid. In accordance with its under the wall area of the wall and the dimensions of our module-shelves, on a sheet of paper to a convenient scale is represented by the grid cell which corresponds to (of course, in your chosen scale) the dimensions of the shelf. Of course, hardly the length and height of the wall would be a multiple of the length and width of the shelves; however, keep in mind that between the room ceiling and the upper shelves must be a minimum gap of 20 mm (if none, provide, hang shelves, it will be impossible). It is also necessary to provide a gap of about 5 mm between the horizontal rows of shelves is necessary to ensure that the shelf top row with a slight error when drilling holes for dowels and screws hinge does not lay on the shelf of the bottom row, loading thereby double the weight of their charge. We should not forget about the clearance between the bottom shelves and the floor — they should be at least not lower than the upper edge of the plinth.

So, given all that, you painted on a sheet of paper a modular grid — like figure 1. Thus, the most difficult, in fact, done, and now begins the really creative work.
Fig. 1. Modular grid layout for a wall, using as a modular cell mounted shelves.

Using this grid, you can draw all the most ambitious project of a wall for your hallway. In the drawings there are three such projects, however, suggest to use them only as guidelines and portray only what will fit your apartment and your taste.

Figure 2 shows a wall, for constructions which require 26 children’s shelves. A large part of the shelves are open, they are used as storage for books and display cases for Souvenirs and trinkets. Four shelves, which are located right and left of the mirror unit equipped with a slider and glass-the engines — they are designed for toiletries, store gloves, etc. Four lower shelves have hinged doors and are Shoe cabinets.

Fig. 2. Modular wall shelves from 26, Cabinet-wardrobe and mirror unit.

Fig. 3. Modular wall 26 shelves, wardrobe-wardrobe, Cabinet and General purpose oval mirror.

Fig. 4. Modular wall 21 of shelf, wardrobe-wardrobe, Cabinet and General purpose mirrors in a recess of irregular shape.

The Central part of the wall has a niche covered with film or Wallpaper “under the tree”. Good PU leather and dark tones. In the niche of two fixed mirrors, wherein the upper plane of the two Central shelves Shoe Cabinet used as toilet and phone shelves.

The right side wall going to the wardrobe where the coat rack and shelf for hats. The doors and Cabinet walls are made of chipboard faced with veneer or plastic “wood”.

The wall depicted in figure 3, also contains 26 children’s shelves. However, unlike the previous design, this has two closets with double and single. The first is used as a wardrobe and one with shelves and used for storage of household things. Oval mirror is, as in the first wall, in an alcove, prolonged artificial leather. The bottom row of shelves are equipped with a hinged door used as a Shoe Cabinet, the second row with glass doors-engines — as a repository of toiletries.

Figure 4 is another variant of the wall. This design requires for playback only 21 shelf. Some “savings” shelves is achieved here due to the large niche, which, in addition to mirrors, you can also have a clock, nice calendar, or a few tiny shelves for Souvenirs. In this wall also includes two closets with double closet and a single General purpose.

The bottom three shelves here also converted into a Shoe Cabinet, as toilet use shelves the second and third rows.

A few words about the refurbishment of the shelves. For the Shoe Cabinet you will need door — to make them easiest from dvenadtsatitsilindrovy plywood, oblitsevat the plane of the film “under the tree” and proshpaklevat and filling in the ends. Loop for this Shoe locker is best used piano, fixing doors in a closed position with a magnetic or ball catch.
Inside the Shoe cabinets are mounted two racks on which you’ll shoes. Reiki these easily removable in the Shoe Cabinet, they are in two horseshoe-shaped plywood washers.

Fig. 5. Revision of the shelf — refitting her to the Shoe Cabinet:
1 — the horseshoe-shaped plywood washers, 2 — magnetic or ball latch, 3 — rail-support. 4 — folding door (plywood 12 mm thick), 5 — piano hinge, 6 — screws, 7 — handle.

Well, to make glass doors engines for toilet shelves any difficulties is not. It is only necessary to attach with glue “Moment” : W-shaped slider to the shelf and cut glass rectangles with a thickness of 4…5 mm. Better, of course, order them in the glass or mirror workshop — it in these glasses you will make slits to make it easy to open and close.

A few words about the hallway lighting, which is such a wall. The placement of a mirror in a niche allows you to make convenient local coverage — for example, using fixtures-the”pegs” that can be mounted in any convenient places. Looks good and lighting, including frosted lamps, mounted on the perimeter of the niche.

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