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How to make an arch in the wall

How to make an arch in the wall

Nowadays, it has become quite fashionable to have in the house doorways in the form of arches.

Some people seek the help of professionals. However, the arch can be quite real self.

You do not spend money and get satisfaction from their own creations.

You will need

  • Plasterboard, a sharp boot knife, tape, jigsaw, tape, screws, metal, bars, dowels, roller, primer, acrylic chalk filler



First you need to make visible parts. We are engaged in cutting blanks made of plasterboard in width. Take in the hands of a sharp knife or cobbler's just a piece of the saw blade and cut through the cardboard, as well as 2-3 millimeters of the plaster. Take this sheet and it breaks the side opposite the slot. These details need to make two. Then you need to draw the bending line on the front side.


Both blanks are applied to each otherthe back side. To the sheets were kept, they need to seal with adhesive tape in several places. With jigsaw need to saw through the two workpiece. The surface of the cutting then to be treated to a smooth and level condition. Billets disconnected.


With a tape measure out the length of the curve. It is necessary to cut two pieces of the desired length of the guide profile. The side shelves need to make slots in increments of 5 cm depth to the base of the profile. As a result, we get a segment, which is in flexion may be polygonal shapes. This segment must be applied to the workpiece from the back side of drywall. Gnehm it in the form of an arch. Attach best with self-tapping screws for metal.


So, we have a front and back part of an arch. Next you need to make the frame. This is no big deal. Grab bars and saw off their size doorway. necessarily need to accurately calculate the dimensions of bonding bars. The frame is mounted in the doorway with dowels. By putting a frame and fasten the arch. As a result, we have arch without bottom. We measure the width.


We are engaged in manufacture parts of plasterboard. It should have a width and length of the polyline. Detail prick using sewed over the whole area on both sides. We need only pierce the paper. Wetted parts roller. This should be done several times until the item starts to sag.


With the help of self-tapping screws for metal anchoring partto projecting shelves profile ends with drywall need to be closed. Fixing should be made in increments of 5 cm. We wait while the item is dry. Remove the burrs and debris.


The surface of the arch necessarily need to be primed. Once the primer is dry, chalky acrylic putty to plug the irregularities. It remains only to clean the product and enjoy it.

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