A REPORT ON BUILT-IN-FURNITURE
SWAPNIL SUBHASH VIDHATE
4TH YEAR ARCHITECTURE
ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE.
1.BUILT IN FURNITURE
During the last two or three years there has been a decided tendency toward built-in furniture. This comes from the fact that the cost of modern home building is so too much. Built-in furniture is both easy and economical to construct. By definition “furniture” in the woodworking sense is generally understood to refer to movable pieces, built-in furniture, may be taken to mean fixed architectural elements that provide the same function as their movable namesakes. Sometimes, indeed, the term may refer to a separate piece of furniture that has been fixed in place and which now employs part of the surrounding architecture as an integral part of its construction, such as a wall that forms the back of a built-in cabinet.
The concept is not new, the earliest examples being wall benches, that date back to the middle Ages, all originally built as architectural features, but which subsequently developed into stand-alone pieces of furniture.
Examples of contemporary furniture that may be usefully designed as built-in furniture include various shelving, beds, benches, bookcases, cabinets, mirrors, and entertainment centers can also be categorized as built-in furniture, in the sense that these can be constructed with the same joinery and tool techniques as a free-standing piece of furniture. Some built-in furniture can by definition only exist as such, for example, window seats and closets. During the last two or three years there has been a decided tendency toward built-in furniture. This comes from the fact that the cost of modern home building is so great that when the average young couple is finished with their home they have practically nothing left wherewith to buy furniture. There is an old saying to the effect that practically everything in this life compensates; and in all honesty it must be said that the progress made in the built-in furniture line has completely offset the increase in cost of portable furniture.
* Shown below is typical of the built-in corner idea.
* It serves as a storage unit in dining area.
* Built-ins are always in place, are easy to build and economical to maintain.
* Below picture shows built-in-corner furniture with window seat that overlooks a lake. * Built-in seats in a library that provide a place to sit and flip through a book. * Shelves that hold fine china or decorative showpieces.
3.WALL FITTED WARDROBE
* Freestanding wardrobes tend to occupy more space than expected. * The best alternative to save space and make the best of storage space is the fitted wardrobe that not only offers ample storage area but also saves space. * The best part is that fitted wardrobe can be designed to complement the living area.
4.WALL NICHE * A wall niche is an elegant focal point, a great way to display prized possessions such as statuary, vases, and objects of art. * Oriental interior is getting more and more popular so and we can see more often niches in the walls. They do not only make room bigger but and looks originally. * Use a wall niche in a foyer, stairwell, hallway, or beside a fireplace to display a treasured artifact or a beautiful floral arrangement. * Oftentimes, a wall niche becomes the focal point of a room much like a piece of furniture or a piece of artwork.
WARDROBES AS BUILT IN FURNITURE
There are three basic types of built in wardrobes, as listed below: *
Full carcase built in wardrobes
Frame construction built in wardrobes
Sliding door built in wardrobes
FULL CARCASE BUILT IN...
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