Furniture Systems - Introduction abc (copy)

To help train an apprentice or up skill a carpenter.

This Course will provide you with the foundation of knowledge required to build a Furniture System by using bite sized informative steps for you to become familiar with. A process to be followed.

Teaching you how to compile Cut Lists that will allow you to have a Furniture System in a Flat Pack Format....

With Assembly Tuition of how to put Cabinets together....

​And install them....​

That will give you or your Customer a Customised Furniture System.

 

Course Format

The Course format will in the order of the required information necessary to build a Furniture System from the  beginning to completion and will be as follows;

Understanding The Cabinets and their Components. 

Two sections have been allocated to this area, necessary as a full understanding is required of the Components of the Furniture System so that when Compiling the Cut Lists you will be completely familiar with the Coded Components. 

Compiling The Cut Lists. 

Myflatpacks uniquely designed Learning process will enable you to see at a glance the relationship between the Components.

The Assembly Process. 

An articulated step by step process and using some methods used in other areas of  Carpentry and applied to the Construction of a Furniture System.

The Installation Process. 

As above.

Introduction (copy)

Introduction

To help train an apprentice or up skill a carpenter.

This Course will provide you with the foundation of knowledge required to build a Furniture System by using bite sized informative steps for you to become familiar with. A process to be followed.

Teaching you how to compile Cut Lists that will allow ​you to have a Furniture System in a Flat Pack Format....

With Assembly Tuition of how to put Cabinets together....

​And install them....​

That will give you or your Customer a Customised Furniture System.

Course Format

The Course format will in the order of the required information necessary to build a Furniture System from the  beginning to completion and will be as follows;

Understanding The Cabinets and their Components.

Two sections have been allocated to this area, necessary as a full understanding is required of the Components of the Furniture System so that when Compiling the Cut Lists you will be completely familiar with the Coded Components. 

Compiling The Cut Lists.

Myflatpacks uniquely designed Learning process will enable you to see at a glance the relationship between the Components.

The Assembly Process.

An articulated step by step process and using some methods used in other areas of  Carpentry and applied to the Construction of a Furniture System.

The Installation Process. 

As above.

Dimension Codes

The Dimension Codes  of Components A, B, C and D

Each Component has an Identification Code:

  • A - The Top and The Bottom
  • B - The Back
  • C - The Doors
  • D - The Sides

Each of these Components have two Dimension Codes:

  • A - A1 & A2
  • B - B1 & B2
  • C - C1 & C2
  • D - D1 & D2

Component A

  • A1 - The Width Dimension. This will be an individual Dimension depending on the Overall Width  of the Furniture System.
  • A2  - The Depth Dimension. To provide sufficient Depth for the System. 

Component B

  • B1  - The Width Dimension. This Dimension will always be the same as the A1 Dimension.
  • B2  - The Height Dimension. This Dimension is the overall Height of the Cabinet. It is immediately determined when the Height of a Cabinet is selected by Component D plus the thickness of the Top and Bottom Components, 36mm in total 

 

The Dimensions of Component C and Component D

Component C

  • C1 - The Width Dimension. Will be determined by the Width of the Cabinet, the A1 Dimension. 
  • To work out the Dimensions of the Doors of a Double Cabinet subtract 6 from the A1 Dimension and divide by two. Exampled below by the 1200mm wide Double Cabinet.
  • For a Single Door Cabinet subtract 3 from its A1 Dimension. Exampled below by the 600mm wide Cabinet
  • C2 - The Height Dimension. This is a Default Dimension and is the overall Height of the Cabinet. It is immediately determined when the Height of a Cabinet is selected.  

Above. Five doors equal in Width

Component D

  • D1 - The Depth Dimension. This is a Default Dimension and it is the same as the A1 Dimension. These two Components are fixed together and form the Depth of the Cabinet. 
  • D2  - The Height Dimension.  This Component establishes the Internal Height of the Cabinet. Once the  D2 Dimension has been established it  automatically determines the  B2 and C2 Dimension of that Cabinet. 

The Doors of a Double Cabinet will obviously have two Doors per Cabinet. The distance from the outside edge of the Cabinet to the edge of the Door will be 1.5mm, outlined below and there will be a 3mm gap between the Doors at the centre of the Cabinet.

Any Cabinets that are joined beside another Cabinet will also have the same formula applied giving a uniform gap of 3mm between all the Doors.

Single Door Cabinet

 

 

The Door of a Single Cabinet would be 3mm less in Width than the Width of Component A - the Width of the Cabinet, giving a gap  of 1.5mm from the edge of the Door to the edge of the Cabinet at both sides. Any Cabinet that is joined to this Cabinet will also have a gap of 1.5mm from the edge of the Cabinet  to the Door, giving a gap of 3mm between the Doors of both Cabinets.

 

The Maths used to establish the Width of the Doors is the addition of the gaps, 1.5 + 1.5 + 3 = 6  taken away from the Width of Component A, divided by two.  This gives the C1 Dimension. The Width of the Door.       

As an example, if the Width of a Cabinet was 1000mm wide, the addition of the gaps - 6mm, would be taken away from that Width, leaving 994. Then dividing 994 by 2 would be 497

1000 - 6 = 994            994 divided by 2 = 497

A1 = 1000                                              C1 = 497

Cut List For The Lower Cabinets

Below is a drawing of a Wall to Wall Wardrobe System illustrating the Lower Cabinets. An example Room Width of 3429mm has been used. 

 

The Overall Width of System allows for the combined Cabinets to fit into a Rooms Width Dimension. The tolerance used in this example is 57mm either side. This distance allows for a 34mm batten to be fixed up along the side of the system to consolidate it and fix through to the wall and is the recommended tolerance we suggest to use in circumstances where the walls are considered to be plumb. It can be increased, to take into account  walls that are out of plumb.

To explain and familiarise you with compiling of cut lists, we have developed a calculating process together with specially designed grids that organise the flow of information in an easy to understand format that lets you see how the calculations are arrived at, most of which, at this stage you will understand given your acquired knowledge of the Cabinets, its Components and their relationship to one and other.

Statement Grid - Is a Grid which will give you  relevant information and will explain to you what the next immediate  procedures are for.  The information will be within a Bold Black Text Box.

  1. Instructional Grid - An instructional Grid which will contain instructions on what you are to do next and where you are to do it. This information will be within a Bold Red Text Box
  2. Action Grid - Is a Grid where you will be required to perform a certain action or actions. It will be outlined by a Bold Lack Text Box primary grid

Above. You will encounter a number of information Grids within the Course and the Website. These will be accompanied by instructions which be in Red rectangular  dialog GridsGrid A   Enter your Room Width into the designated box and enter your tolerance into the circled area and follow the mathematical instruction. (Tolerance used 57 x 2 = 114)

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Cut List For The Lower Cabinets

When Compiling a Cut List a number of Dimensions have to be Established or Selected. These Dimensions are foremost for a bespoke Furniture System as they determine or influence the Dimensions of all the Components within that System.

  • Room Width
  • Tolerances
  • Overall Width Of System  

The Room Width has to be Established.

Tolerances have to be Selected.

Subcontracting the Tolerances from the Room Width Establishes the Overall Width Of System.             3429 - 114 = 3315

Below is a drawing of a Wall to Wall Wardrobe System illustrating the  Cabinets. An example Room Width of 3429mm has been used. The tolerance used in this example is 57mm either side. 

 

​The Overall Width of System allows for the combined Cabinets to fit into a Rooms Width Dimension. 

  • Room Width:                           3429mm
  • Tolerance Both Sides:          57mm  x 2  =  114mm
  • Overall Width Of System:   3429 minus 114 = 3315mm

  • The Overall Width Of System will determine the A1 Dimension.
  • The A1 Dimension determines the B1 Dimension of Component B, the Width of the back. 
  • The A1 Dimension influences the  C1 Dimension of Component C, the Doors. 

To Continue, two other Dimensions have to be Selected, the:

  • Internal Height of the Cabinet, the D2 Dimension.
  • Depth of the Cabinet, the D1 Dimension.​

  • The D1 Dimension determines the A2 Dimension
  • Component A and Component D are joined together and form the Depth of the Cabinet.

 

  • The D2 Dimension influences the height of Component B, the B2 Dimension. 
  • The D2 Dimension influences the height of Component C, the C2 Dimension.
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In both instances the combined thickness of Components A, the Top and the Bottom are added to the D2 Dimension. 36mm to establish the B2 and C2 Dimensions.                                                                                     1850 + 36  = 1886 

To explain and familiarise you with compiling of cut lists, we have developed a calculating process together with specially designed grids that organise the flow of information in an easy to understand format that lets you see how the calculations are arrived at, most of which, at this stage you will understand given your acquired knowledge of the Cabinets, its Components and their relationship to each other.

 

 

 

 

Introduction

A new Product that merges expertise from the areas of superior service and quality products, that when joined together with our own experience and knowledge cross a border that provides the most Cost Effective Furniture System in a Flat Pack Format that will be bespoke to any given situation, vastly reducing the skill level normally required to make quality Furniture Systems.

In the evolving world we live in today many areas of employment require continuous  training to up skill. Carpentry is not one of them. The training gained is through a lengthy apprenticeship using a set curriculum followed by years of on site work that may or may not offer opportunity's to grow and extend working skills. This course addresses an industry that has stood still for over 50 years in its delivery, Flat Pack Furniture.

We have taken this industry two steps further to a new level,  taking specialised projects OUT of the Joinery remit and INTO the area of Carpentry, where the Carpenter already has the skill sets required to deliver this product by developing a Training Program that delivers a Customised Furniture System in a Flat Pack Format. 

For Construction Professionals.

  • Architects
  • Interior Designers
  • Building Contractors 
  • Contractors Who Supply Carpenters To The Construction Industry
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Project Managers
  • Tradesmen Carpenters
  • Apprentice Carpenters

The Benefits Of The Product.

  • Will enable Construction Professionals to nail down cost to give value to their Clients or Employers.
  • Will provide Business and Employment at a Local level everywhere serving the immediate Community.
  • Will create a new Market for Construction Professionals supplying Trades to the Construction Industry.
  • Will quickly up skill Carpenters who will already have the experience required and help train Apprentices.
  • Will fit anywhere that is applicable.
  • Will customise to any creative design. 
  • Will work around chimney breasts of any size.
  • Will open up the mind of creative people.
  • Will optimize, organise and save space  through design.  
  • Will empower Business Principles to take full advantage of the Products Profit Sharing Qualities with no risk - maintaining FULL control of their Business dealings. 

Don't Just Become A Customer - Become A Business Partner Today And Be A Leader In Your Field.

The Benefits Of Being A Business Partner.  

Below you can see the results and the benefits that using a Timber Merchant with a Cutting Service will bring to the Customer. Now visualise the financial benefit to the Timber Merchant with the business received.

Timber Merchants that provide a Cutting Service expertly cut your required Components to size.

  • This Service is incredibly cost effective to use.
  • The Cuts are extremely accurate, reducing the cutting process by approximately 99% producing "Factory Cut" components.  
  • Using this service nails down cost. Knowing the price of the sheet material, how many sheets will be required, the charge per cut. This will give you the exact cost of a bespoke Furniture System and in most cases free delivery is offered over a certain expenditure. 

The Product  

The following demonstration will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to fully utilise the Cutting Service offered by modern Timber Merchants.

We do this with the uniquely designed Learning Objectives taking you through bite sized stages you need to be informed on. After each stage you will be asked questions, the answers of which are what you need to take with you to the next stage and so on. This is a non judgemental process and WILL help you get it right.

By the time you come to compiling your Cut Lists for the demonstrated Wall to Wall and Floor to Ceiling Furniture System you will feel like an expert. An experience that you will have enjoyed rather than an ordeal that you have endured.

We have made this a pleasant and interesting experience at every stage and in particular with our specifically developed calculating techniques, a visual experience where you will see the results develop in front of your eyes, but more importantly you will understand the outcomes, the hows and the whys. ​

 

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A new Product that merges expertise from the areas of superior service and quality products, that when joined together with our own experience and knowledge cross a border that provides the most Cost Effective Furniture System in a Flat Pack Format that will be bespoke to any given situation, vastly reducing the skill level normally required to make quality Furniture Systems.

In the evolving world we live in today many areas of employment require continuous  training to up skill. Carpentry is not one of them. The training gained is through a lengthy apprenticeship using a set curriculum followed by years of on site work that may or may not offer opportunity's to grow and extend working skills. This course addresses an industry that has stood still for over 50 years in its delivery, Flat Pack Furniture.

We have taken this industry two steps further to a new level,  taking specialised projects OUT of the Joinery remit and INTO the area of Carpentry, where the Carpenter already has the skill sets required to deliver this product by developing a Training Program that delivers a Customised Furniture System in a Flat Pack Format. 

 

Above. Wall To Wall Wardrobe System in a Flat Pack Format. Below, The same System, worked on, Assembled and Fitted. 

 

 

In the modern world we live in today, many areas of employment require at  least occasional training to up skill and progress to deliver the best possible service in the market place.

Carpentry does not seem to be one of them which is surprising with so many new products coming into the market and in particular the Cutting Service provided by the modern Timber Merchant that make it possible to have a fully Customised Furniture System.

Whilst the machinery and Customer Service has evolved to a new level there has been no Training of the younger Tradesmen who have all the necessary experience and skills to assemble and install these Furniture Systems. but this type of project is not within their working remit.  

In order to use this service you have to provide the Timber Merchant with a Cut List and it is usually only the most experienced Tradesman  who can do this.

This kind of work is usually carried out in a Joinery workshop, but the reality is a local Timber Merchant can supply a Bespoke Furniture Furniture System for the Carpenter to personalise for the customer, assemble and fit.     

When did you ever see an advertisement in a Timber Merchants saying

Get Your Bespoke Furniture System Here

Here's what is currently on websites of Timber Merchants:

Now think of how many Timber Merchants there are. Not all of them offer a Cutting Service to their Customers but the ones that do will have a new channel of business as well as new customers.

Some may argue that this Cutting Service has been around for years.... and they would be right. I've  been using this service for over 20 years, but I had to teach myself and only a very few people have really utilised this modern Cutting Facility and no one has developed a Training Course for it.     

The end result of this  Training Program will enable you to fully utilise the Cutting Service of a Modern Timber Merchant, your own personal Joinery without the overheads.

A Customised Furniture System in a Flat Pack Format, at cost price of the raw material with a small cutting charge, together with a detailed but simple assembly procedure.  

This product, the Training Programme, removes Furniture Systems of this nature OUT of the Joinery Industry and INTO the working remit of Carpentry, creating a new Market for Tradesmen and Construction Professionals alike. 

For Construction Professionals.

  • Architects
  • Project Managers
  • Interior Designers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Building Contractors 
  • Apprentice Carpenters
  • Tradesmen Carpenters
  • Contractors Who Supply Carpenters And Services To The Construction Industry

 

The Benefits Of The Product.

  • Will vastly reduce lead time.
  • Will customise to any concept. 
  • Will fit anywhere that is applicable.
  • Will work around chimney breasts of any size.
  • Will open up the imagination and inspire creativity.
  • Will optimize, organise and save space  through design. 
  • Will give more control over a project. (depending on scope of involvement)
  • Will make aware and enhance attention to detail and the difference it makes.
  • Will reduce user effort by approximately 99% of the cutting procedure by using a Cutting Service.
  • Will provide Business and Employment at a Local level everywhere serving the immediate Community.
  • Will quickly up skill Carpenters who will already have the experience required and help train Apprentices.
  • Will enable Construction Professionals to quantify time and cost to give value to their Clients or Employers.
  • Will create a new Market for Construction Professionals supplying Trades or Services to the Construction Industry.
  • Will empower Business Principles to take full advantage of the Products Profit Sharing Qualities with no risk - maintaining FULL control of their Business dealings. 

Don't Just Become A Customer - Become A Business Partner Today And Be A Leader In Your Field.

 

The Benefits Of Being A Business Partner.  

Below you can see the results of using a Timber Merchant with a Cutting Service and the value it brings to the Customer and the financial benefit it brings to this participating  Business Partner.Timber Merchants that provide a Cutting Service expertly cut the required Components to size. The above Furniture System is worth approximately €500 to the supplier. Overall, significant sums of money  per order. How can you benefit in your area?    

  • This Service is incredibly cost effective to use.
  • The Cuts are extremely accurate, reducing the cutting process by approximately 99% producing "Factory Cut" components.  
  • Using this service quantifies cost by knowing the price of the sheet material, how many sheets will be required and the charge per cut. This will give you the exact cost of a bespoke Furniture System. Use the calculator on the website for this by inputting the information relevant to you. 

In most cases free local delivery is offered with orders of this expenditure.

The Product  

The following demonstration will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to fully utilise the Cutting Service offered by modern Timber Merchants.

We do this with the uniquely designed Learning Objectives taking you through bite sized stages you need to be informed on. After each stage you will be asked questions, the answers of which are what you need to take with you to the next stage and so on. Overall, this product is an Articulated Process that is a non judgemental process that WILL up skill.

By the time you come to compiling your Cut Lists for the demonstrated Wall to Wall And Floor To Ceiling Furniture System you will feel like an expert. An experience that you will have enjoyed rather than an ordeal that you have endured.

We have done our best to make this a pleasant and interesting experience at every stage and in particular with our specifically developed calculating techniques, a visual experience where you will see the results develop in front of your eyes, but more importantly you will understand the outcomes, the hows and the whys. ​

Understanding The Cabinets (copy)

The Cabinet

Furniture Systems are made of Cabinets that can stand by themselves, beside each other and/or on top of each other and they can be of any size, with or without doors. They may contain Dividers and/or shelves.

Below are two types of Cabinet, a Single Cabinet with one Door and a Double Cabinet with 2 Doors. The Components have been allocated Identification Codes to identify when referred to and for when handling on site.

 

Single Cabinet

A single Cabinet comprising of 6 Components:               A x 2       B x 1      C x 1       D x 2

A = Top and Bottom                B = The Back                C = The Door               D = The Sides

 

 

Double Cabinet

A Double Cabinet comprising of 7 Components:        A x 2         B x 1        C x 2         D x 2

A = Top and Bottom                B = The Back                C = The Doors              D = The Sides 

 

Identification Codes

Components A - The Top and The Bottom.                                                                                                                 These Components are the same size as each other and that is why they have the same Identification Code.

Component B - The Back.                                                                                                                                                       The Width Dimension is the same as the Width Dimension of Component A, the Width of the Cabinet.   The Height Dimension is the same as the overall Height of the Cabinet.

Component C - The Door(s)                                                                                                                                                  The The Height Dimension is the same as the overall Height of the Cabinet. The mathematical element to working out the width of a Door depends on which type of Cabinet the door is for. Fully explained  in the next section.

Components D - The Sides.                                                                                                                                                     These Components are the same size as each other and have been given the same Identification Codes.

What Identification Code is given to the Door or Doors of a Cabinet

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D

What Identification Code is given to the Back of a Cabinet

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D

What Identification Code is given to the Sides of a Cabinet

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D

How many doors will a Single Cabinet have

  • 2
  • 1

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  • Components C
    These Components are the same Height as the Cabinet
  • Component B
    Is the same overall Width and Height of the Cabinet
  • Components A
    Are the same size as each other
  • A Double Cabinet will have
    2 Doors
  • Components D
    Are the same size as each other

The Facing Up Components, Shelves And Dividers

Below. Components E, F, and G are the horizontal Facing Up Components that cover up the Top and Bottom faces of  Component A of  the Lower and Top Cabinets and the Softwood timber. Fig. 1 below shows the Facing Up Components expanded away from the Furniture System.

 

Below. The Cabinets with the softwood timber batten at the side and in between the Lower and Upper Cabinets. These battens completely consolidate the System. Note that the Divider is fitted when the Cabinet is assembled.

 

Below. Components H and I, the vertical  Facing Up Components. Components H are flush with the inside of the Cabinet and scribed to the wall as necessary at both ends of the System. Components I cover the joint where the Cabinets are joined together.

 

 

wall to wall floor to ceiling

Cabinets can be configured to make any required Furniture System. Each Cabinet will require a selected Height according to its functionality. To demonstrate, an example Furniture System will be used, a Wall To Wall & Floor To Ceiling Wardrobe. It will comprise of 6 Cabinets in total. 3 Lower Cabinets and 3 Upper Cabinets 

Facing Up Components, Shelves And Dividers. At The End Of This Lesson You Should Be Able To Understand The Function Of Components E, F, G, H, I And The Role Of Components J, K And L (copy)

The Facing Up Components, Shelves And Dividers

Below. Components E, F, and G are the horizontal Facing Up Components that cover up the Top and Bottom faces of  Component A of  the Lower and Top Cabinets and the Softwood timber. Fig. 1 below shows the Facing Up Components expanded away from the Furniture System.

 

Below. The Cabinets with the softwood timber batten at the side and in between the Lower and Upper Cabinets. These battens completely consolidate the System. Note that the Divider is fitted when the Cabinet is assembled.

 

Below. Components H and I, the vertical  Facing Up Components. Components H are flush with the inside of the Cabinet and scribed to the wall as necessary at both ends of the System. Components I cover the joint where the Cabinets are joined together.