Chaise lounges and deck chairs for cottages can be of various types, but the main thing is that they fit well into the surrounding environment and be comfortable.
More and more people prefer to spend time in the open air, and therefore the demand for garden furniture is growing every year. Its producers are trying to satisfy the need for furniture, and at the same time to develop their new design.
The most popular furniture among summer residents are sun loungers and sun loungers, which differ in price, variety and material.
Literally, the chaise longue is translated as a “long chair”. It can be considered a type of stool. It has a long seat, on which you can fit almost in full growth. A chaise longue is often equipped with armrests and a backrest, which is adjustable in several positions.
Sunbed is a lightweight portable bed. It has several large sizes and a smaller height compared to a chaise longue. Dimensions of the lounger allow you to relax in any position. The backrest of the lounger is also adjustable in several positions, for a comfortable rest.
Before purchasing such furniture for a garden, it is necessary to understand what kinds of sun loungers and sun beds exist .to content↑
The wooden sun lounger
This kind of furniture is widely distributed among lovers of holiday homes. Products from wood have a beautiful appearance. Designers also note its environmental friendliness and safety for human health. Another advantage of a wooden deckchair or a chaise longue is its absolute combination with the environment.
Manufacturers of garden furniture offer several of their options: from the simplest, to the chaise longues, which with their forms repeat all the curves of the human body. In all models, the backs can be fixed in several positions, so that the person is comfortable and read and lie down lying down. Usually, lounges made of wood have a large mass and they are difficult to transport from one place to another. To facilitate the transportation of this type of furniture equipped with wheelsto content↑
Plastic chaise lounges
Often in the countryside you can see the sun loungers made of plastic. The main advantages of this type of sun loungers is a low price, simplicity in care and transportation. Plastic is not afraid of water, it is easy to clean. However, some designers make unique models of plastic chaise lounges, and this, therefore, significantly increases their cost.to content↑
Deckchair in the form of a swing
Deckchairs and beds for a summer cottage in the form of a swing are very comfortable and unusual. The basis of this design is a stand, mostly made of metal. A chaise longue is suspended on this counter. There are no additional fasteners. A lounger or a lounger freely swings in the air.
To protect the holidaymaker from the rays of the sun, and make the rest comfortable, the deckchair is equipped with a special umbrella or sunshade. Also, such sunbeds or deckchairs can be supplemented with soft mattresses, which are attached to the body on strings or Velcro
Another kind of garden furniture – wicker. For its production, natural or synthetic materials are used, for example, a vine, a rattan or a synthetic vine. Sunbeds and deck chairs made of natural materials perfectly fit into the style of the design of the suburban area, it looks beautiful and elegant. However, this furniture is highly priced.
For lovers of exclusivity, there is a great opportunity to make a chaise longue or a lounger yourself while saving some money. To make this type of garden furniture suitable materials, for example, fabric, wood or even cardboard. The main thing is to show imagination and make some efforts to eventually get a comfortable chaise lounge.to content↑
Chaise longue with own hands made of wood
Designers advise to pay their attention to the tree, as a material for a sunbed. Firstly, it is easy to work with him without even having certain skills, and secondly, the tree is distinguished by its practicality and durability.
For the manufacture of a wooden chaise lounge, the following materials should be prepared:
1. Wood panel made of laminated wood. It is better if its thickness is not less than 20 mm;
2. Several boards and beams for making a frame;
3. Tools for work;
4. Drills of different thickness;
5. 4 videos;
6. Sheets for grinding wooden surfaces;
7. Finishing and protective materials, varnish and paint.
Those who decided to make a chaise longue with their own hands, experts advise to use as a material the tree of coniferous species, for example, spruce or pine. These wood species are resistant to increased humidity and are not afraid of sudden changes in outdoor temperatures.to content↑
Determination of dimensions and the beginning of work
The standard size of a chaise longue is usually 60 * 190 cm. But you can make a product according to individual size, based on body dimensions and height. After determining the size, you can start making a piece of furniture.
1. From the previously prepared bars, the frame of the future chaise lounge is assembled. The beams are fastened together with metal corners, which are used for the assembly of the bed.
2. In accordance with the chosen dimensions, the legs are prepared. The height of the legs is usually in the range of 5 to 10 centimeters.
3. At some distance from the edges of the frame, you need to attach the legs. For this, long screws are used.
4. The center of each leg is fixed roller. For its fastening, screws 3-5 cm long are used.
5. Further, the bars for the grille of the chaise lounge are prepared. With the help of a jigsaw, cut plaques measuring 8 * 60 cm are cut. Later, the planks are screwed to the chaise longue frame, observing the distance between them of 1-2 centimeters.
6. After the design is ready to process it with special compounds that protect the wood from damage and destruction. After drying, the wood is covered with varnish or paint.to content↑
Frame chaise longue with a dense cloth
This kind of chaise lounge is very convenient to use. It is easy to move from place to place and it easily transforms the lounger into a comfortable chair and also back.
For its production it will be necessary:
- wooden bars of various sizes for the manufacture of carcass for a chaise longue;
- thick fabric;
- fastening materials;
- electric drill;
- glue and sandpaper.
In order to ensure that the fabric product retains a good appearance for a long time, it is better to use a material that does not burn out in the sun, and is not afraid of moisture. A good solution will be the use of canvas and denim fabrics, or canvas.
For the manufacture of a frame for a chaise longue, slats made of hardwoods are suitable: birch, oak.
In order for a self-made chaise longue to last longer and was resistant to moisture, it is recommended to handle it with special tools during production and after manufacture.
These include impregnations and antiseptics, which are designed specifically for wood. They protect the wood not only from moisture, but also from insects and prevent the process of damage to the tree. By these means, the wood is covered before being assembled into a single structure.
After assembling the deckchair they are covered with lacquer, paint or linseed oil. This coating can prolong the life of the product.
To maintain the brightness of the fabric and minimize the impact of moisture and sun, there are special water repellent agents and impregnations for the fabric. The duration of such impregnation is up to 1 month.
In addition to a chaise lounge made independently, you can sew a mattress. It is quite easy to do this. It will take a fabric, better if it is strong enough, and filler.
A piece of the necessary size is cut from the fabric. In this case, allowance should be made for seam allowances. Then the workpiece is stitched on all sides. One side is not stitched. Through it a filler is put in the mattress.
In order that the filler does not get lost, it is better to stitch it along with the fabric. To the mattress it is possible to sew additional velcro or ties, for secure fixation on a deckchair.
Chaise lounges and sun loungers for summer cottages are quite simple to make independently. For this, the main thing is to follow the instructions for manufacturing and to choose the right material.