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CREATE YOUR OWN FURNITURES

Frequently asked questions

PLAN

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Right angle joints are more complicated to make and less strong than those made of metal studs.
No need to be an experienced handyman and to have expensive tools to make custom-made furniture or beautiful layouts. The Kinook system greatly simplifies the construction. One of the main advantages of the Kinook system is that the frame can be adjusted to the right level and dimensions before screwing the panels.

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Kinook blocks serve as a guide and support for the assembly of the steel frame.
The solidity of the construction is given by the metal studs and the panels. The thicker the pannel, the stronger the construction will be. Details on the building with Kinook page.

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The Kinook system works with metallic studs used for plasterboard construction (drywall ceilings and partition wall).
The studs dimensions vary from one country and one manufacturer to another. Check our compatibility table to find a suitable stud.

Different types of panels can be used: plasterboard, MDF, Fermacell®, wood or any other material that can be assembled to the metal studs.
The choice of material will depend on the desired appearence and strength of the construction. Details on the choose the material page.

Each of the holes is used to accommodate a small or mini Kinook block. Also, the C-stud has two dimensions: 48 or 36mm. This gives plenty of options to create shapes of various form to assemble 2, 3, 4 or 5 studs as required. Details on the prepare your project page.

The materials and tools are the same as those used for the construction of partitions or ceilings made of plasterboard

We have tested and selected good quality tools useful for the realisation of your Kinook-based projects.

BUILD

3 tips to ensure the success of all your Kinook-based constructions:

  1. Cut the panels very precisely. The metal framework is aligned with the panels (not the other way around). Precisely cutting the panels will guarantee perfectly straight junctions with no gap.
  2. Cut the studs a little shorter to allow adjustments with the panels.
  3. Screw the panels in the frame as you go to solidify the construction.

Details on the learn Kinook page.

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Yes, Kinook blocks have been designed to support drywall screws.

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To build a metal framework with variable angles, for slope ceiling for example, the simplest way is to crimp together a track-stud and a C-stud.
More information on crimping on the Kinook for beginners page.

As long as the panel boards have not yet been screwed to the metal studs, the metal frame will not be immobilised and will tend to be "shaky".

Although a little destabilising at first, this is a big advantage because it allows you to adjust the metal frame to the dimensions of the panels and thus obtain perfect junctions.

It is recommended to fix the panels as you go in order to strengthen the construction. More details on the building with Kinook page.

Yes, use a hard plastic type of glue.

corner-shelves

It is very simple to build a solid desk or shelves in the corner of a room using Kinook blocks. Find out the technique by clicking on the image.

BUY

Kinook products are available on this web site and in the Leroy Merlin DIY stores (list below). They are usually located in the materials yard (outside the store).

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