Matthew Scoby and Grace Shannon took advantage of old scraps of wood that had been spared to build their new wooden seating. The couple started working on DIY projects during the lockdown
A couple begins to fall in love DIY while locking the door explained how they built their own gorgeous corner seating on the cheap.
Matthew Scoby, 28, and his partner Grace Shannon, 27, live in Middlesbrough, target 100 pounds on the seating area – but it’s estimated to cost £800 to be professionally done.
Matthew, a factory operator, and Grace, an elementary school teacher, used old pieces of wood that were used to build their seating unit.
Corner chairs also double as a storage unit, which means they have more space to stash their belongings.
Couple, who buy their first home at the start of the course, let’s say they’re happy with the results.
Matthew said to save money Facebook Coporation, group Do it yourself on a budget in the UK : “We bought our first home at the very beginning of our first lockdown knowing it was going to be a long-term renovation project for us.
“Neither of us had any real DIY experience, we started by having a craftsman come do everything but the actual decoration for us.
“Soon our budget was exhausted and we had to start getting creative.”
Grace got the idea for the corner couch after watching a DIY video on TikTok, and the pair started by measuring the space where the couch would go.
“We measure a number of chairs where we have to make sure the seat is deep enough to sit comfortably and then add a bit more to leave room for the backrest,” explains Matthew.
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“Apart from this, we didn’t draw up any plans – we simply made the bottom frame for it and then started working on the upward direction.
“Once we had the full frame in place for the chair, we ran some long pieces of wood from the base to the back to give the backrest extra stability.
“We then cut the top of the backrest and the hinged seat and secured them to ensure that we left enough rim on the edge to allow us to fully enclose the bench and still have a small lip to lift the chair. to enter the warehouse.”
Then all that’s left to do is staple and glue the tongue and bezel to complete it.
Since the couch would block an outlet, Matthew and Grace decided to add an outlet to the side.
“To do this, we removed the outside of the socket and placed the wires in the connector clips, then ran a longer cable into the back of the new outlet,” says Matthew.
“Once done, it was just time to add a few spare baseboards, put wood filler in a few areas, sand and then paint.
“We got quite a bit of free wood, but all the blades and grooves we had to buy and about eight 2.4 meter long CLS logs we also had to buy.
“At first I asked if I could find a replacement, but the barber was fixing it up and was taking out an old nail wall, so I asked if I could use scraps, and they agreed.
“When I went to pick it up, there was another store that was being refitted and they left it full of old pieces of wood so I went and asked if I could salvage some of theirs they let me in.
“I could also then take advantage of an old dresser that was stashed in a family member’s garage to use as a seat, storage floor, and upper backrest.”
Timber lengths cost £50, blades and grooves £30, paint £8, skirting boards £8 and hinges £4.
This increases the total spending by £100.
“As soon as we started planning how we were going to prepare the dining table, we were looking for some old scaffolding boards to raise the bike,” says Matthew.
Matthew and Grace have also completed other DIY projects around their home, including coating the fireplace, tiling the kitchen, and fitting the floor.
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