Elfa easy to install is a brand name product manufactured by Elfa. It was first introduced in 2010 and it is one of the most popular products among DIY’ers. You can easily buy elfa easy to install at your local hardware store or online. It comes with several different colors, which are available in various sizes. There are two types of elves: the small elf (about 2 feet long) and the large elf (about 4 feet long). They both have the same basic features. Both types of elves can be used for many purposes such as storage, decoration, etc.
The main difference between them is their size and weight. Small elves are lighter than large ones so they don’t take up much space when installed in your home.
However, if you want to use them for something like climbing wall or other activities where weight is important then you will need to purchase larger sized elves.
Elves come in different materials. Some of them are made from wood, some of them are made from plastic, and others are made from metal.
These metals include stainless steel, aluminum, brass and copper. All the elves have the same basic design but there might be slight differences depending on what material they’re made out of. For example, silver elfs are usually very shiny while gold elfs tend to be less shiny than regular ones.
Elves come in two versions: the standard version and the extended version. The standard version is just like regular furniture.
It doesn’t include any extra features such as drawers, shelves, etc. The extended version includes these features but adds some additional accessories such as hooks for hanging things from the ceiling or even windows!
How to Install Elfa Easy To Install?
You can buy elves from size 1 and up. As the numbers get higher, the elves get bigger and heavier.
This means that you should only use elves that are suitable for your project. You can’t use a size 350 elf as a table even if it’s the only thing you have at home.
Along with these factors, you should also consider the style and look of your elves in order to make your project look aesthetically pleasing.
The manufacturer doesn’t include installation instructions with the packaging. But it is very easy to figure out how to do it yourself.
First of all, you will need a screwdriver and a drill. Depending on what you’re going to use your elf for you might also need some other tools like pliers or a wrench.
For most types of elves, you will start by mounting the baseboard. Elves usually come in different colors, some of them are darker while some of them have brighter colors.
You can also look at the patterns their wood is designed with. Some elves have simple designs while others have complex ones. Aesthetics aside, you should also consider which elves will be better for your project; the stainless steel ones or the aluminum ones. While the stainless steel ones are more durable than the aluminum ones they are also quite heavy and may not be suitable for your project. The baseboard is usually mounted on the floor or stuck to the wall. The rest of the elf (arms, legs, head, etc.) are then mounted to this board. Depending on what you are planning to use your elves for, mounting the base board on the floor might not be necessary.
There are also many different types of baseboards such as the standard baseboard, the extended baseboard and the support baseboard.
Once you have picked the elves you need for your project, you can proceed with mounting them. The baseboards of your elves should be facing the same direction, for aesthetic reasons of course.
Some people may disagree and say that it doesn’t matter but ask any artist and they’ll tell you how important this really is.
After mounting them, you will need to drill holes into your walls so that the bolts on the bottom of the elves’ baseboards can fit in. The standard baseboard can be used for small projects such as a table whereas the extended version can be used for more complex projects such as a set of stairs.
The support baseboard is especially important if you’re planning to build a shelf. It makes sure that the shelf is mounted on the wall properly and that it does not fall off or tip over.
If you are installing your elf on an uneven surface you might need to use an expansion bolt. The expansion bolt’s head has a rubber ring inside of it that makes it expand when you turn the bolt.
This means that once you have installed it, the bolt will be tightened but not loosen over time. The bolts on the bottom of your elves’ baseboards are usually self-threading so you do not need to worry about a drill for those.
There are some other tools that might be necessary for your project but the installation of elves is quite simple so you should be able to figure those out yourself.
Once you have finished the installation, you can place your elves around your home. You can choose to display them as you see fit.
If you have mounted elves on a set of shelves and would like to place a plant on top of them, you will need to screw in the proper hardware so that the shelf is secure enough to hold the weight of the plant (and eventually the soil).
You can then use the elves for whatever it is that you would like to display. Most commonly, people place ornaments on elves but they can be used for other things such as a place to set down your book while you’re reading in bed or something to lean your alarm clock against so it’s out of the way.
The possibilities are endless.
If you have chosen not to place ornaments on your elves, you can still decorate them in some way. Some people like to paint faces on their elves.
This is a tricky job so you may want to practice on some spare wood first. People have also been known to tie bows around the necks of their elves. This can be a fun way to add some color to your elves.
It is also common practice to name your elves. Some people use names found in Nordic legends and stories while others use names from classic literature.
You can also use names of beloved characters, celebrities or even friends and family. It can be fun to come up with backstories for your elves as well so they have a richer history. You can even tell these stories to others if you wish, it’s a fun way to connect with people.
You don’t need many tools to get started in this craft. The most important tool is the hand saw.
You will also need some sort of drill as well as some sandpaper, wood glue and paint if you want to decorate your elves.
The first step is to cut the lumber to proper dimensions. You will need 2 x 4s for the legs and body of your elves.
You will also need 1 x 3s for the arms as well as 1 x 6 for the hair. The length of these pieces will vary depending on whether you are making a large or small elf but it is important that their lengths add up to no more than 16 feet. It is not necessary but you can also cut 2 x 2s and 1 x 4s to create smaller pieces such as hands and feet. These are not necessary, however.
Once you have cut all of your wood, you will then need to drill holes into the legs and body pieces. For this, you will need a drill and a 3/8 inch drill bit.
Drill three holes into the bottom of the legs pieces. These holes should be evenly spaced and about one foot in from the bottom of the legs. Once the holes are drilled, you can then attach the body to the legs. This is done by positioning the body pieces underneath the leg pieces and then screwing them into place. Once this is in place, your elf should be able to stand on its own.
If you chose to make arms, you will need to drill two holes into each arm piece. These holes should be at the top of the arms and about a half an inch in from the ends.
Once again, these holes should be evenly spaced.
For smaller elves (holding a 1 x 6), you will need to drill a hole in the very top of the head. This hole should be about an inch inside the piece.
This hole should be about 3/8 of an inch in diameter.
With your pieces drilled, you can then begin assembling them. It is important that you do not glue these pieces together as you will need to disassemble the elf in order to decorate it.
We will get to that later. For now, you just need to put the pieces together so that your elf is sturdy. To do this, all you need is a bit of wood glue and some screws.
Once you have assembled your elves, you can then decorate them as you see fit. These elves are ready to be gifted to loved ones after they have been painted or if you desire, you can wait until the next step and assemble more pieces to them in order to make a Santa figure to place in your yard.
If you wish to do this, you will need wood glue, screws, 1/4 inch wooden dowels and paint.
Take two of the 2 x 2s and then glue and screw them onto the top of the arms. These will serve as the base for Santa’s headpiece.
Once that has finished glued and screwed in place, then take a 1 x 3 and glue and screw it between the other two pieces. This will be the belt buckle. Next, take a piece of dowel and glue it into the bottom of the 2 x 2s for Santa’s legs. Once that is dry, you can cut the legs to whatever length you desire. This will be for the bottom of Santa’s robe.
Take a 1 x 6 and glue and screw it into place where the legs used to be. This will be the belt itself.
Then take another 1 x 3 and glue and screw it onto the side of the belt for decoration. These pieces don’t have to be exact as there is more carving and decorating to come.
Lastly, you will need to cut a groove into the top of the head piece in order to fit Santa’s hat. This hat is simply going to be a round disk that will be placed over the head piece.
This can be created by taking a 1-inch wooden dowel and wrapping some card board (or whatever material you choose) around it and gluing it in place. Then simply cover this in tin foil and glue it into place on top of the head piece.
Once this has dried, you can then glue the hat onto the head piece and then place the head piece onto the top of the belt. Your elf is now complete.
If you chose to create the holding arm elves, you will need to follow similar steps except these elves are a bit bulkier.
For these elves you are going to need to create a base for them to sit in. This base is simply going to be 2 x 2 wooden piece that will be 1 and 1/2 feet in length.
It will have four legs and a flat top. The flat top will eventually have the elf placed inside of it, but for now, this is what you need to create.
Once you have this base finished, you can then move on to creating the arms. These arms will come out of the front of the base at a 45 degree angle and then just simply disappear into the body of the elf.
These arms are what are going to hold up the Santa. Again, these pieces don’t have to be exact. In fact, they can be nailed and glued together in order to keep them sturdy.
Once you have created the arms, you can then move on to creating the torso which will sit inside of the base that you created earlier. This torso will be sitting and bending over with it’s arms behind it and holding the two arms that you created earlier.
In order to create this position, you are going to need to create a board that will go from the back of the base to between the arms of the elf. This board will be at a 45 degree angle in order to accomplish this.
Once you have this piece created, you can then move on to creating the head and top half of the elf. The head is going to be done in the same way that you created the base.
You are simply going to need to create a 45 degree angle piece in order to have the head come out at the right height and angle. This piece will be smaller than the base board since it will only need to support the top half of the elf.
Once you get this board in place, then you can glue and screw 2 arms onto this board in order for the elf to hold up Santa. Then you can simply place the board with the head onto the base and then glue and screw a couple of 1 x 2 pieces onto the back of this new board in order to have it sit flush against the bottom board.
This creates the final position that the elf is sitting in.
Once this has dried you can then glue and screw the round disk for the hat onto the head. Then you can decorate your elf however you wish.
I went with simple painted clothes and a painted face, but you can get as creative as you wish at this point.
Once your elf is dry, you can then place him on your tree in whatever position you think looks best! Then you can place your presents underneath your tree and then get some well-deserved sleep because Santa is coming!!
This project took me two nights to complete. The first night was spent creating all of the pieces and the base.
The second day was spent putting it all together in order to make sure everything fit and worked the way I wanted it to. Then the third day was spent painting and decorating the tree topper.
This project was a lot of fun and I am very satisfied with how it turned out. I hope you all get as much enjoyment looking at your elf every Christmas morning like I do!
If you try this project yourself, please make sure to post some photos of your work! I would love to see it!!
Merry Christmas everyone and happy crafting!
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