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ScottG

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Posted: 07/27/12 03:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've read about folks finding inaccessible storage spots (like under interior steps and such) and making ways to use it so here is my latest project.
My TT has a void between the cabinet on the left and the wood panel that has the switches in it;



This void is 5.5" deep and I figured it would make a great place for coffee and drinking cups. So I carved out an opening, installed an adjustable shelf and made a door that matches the oak woodwork. Had to move the switches too.





I also built this little cabinet above the window to store paper plates and bowls in.



I would like to see similar projects that others have done so please feel free to post your space creating projects here.

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Scotty

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Nice Job. Want to come and do that in mine for me.

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Looks nice. Did you secure the cabinet to three walls or just sides?

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The bottom of cabinet above the window is screwed into the wall and cabinet to its right and then there is a couple of 1" angle brackets on the inside that hold it tight to the ceiling.

Oh and thx MDFenley!

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Good Job!! I was proud of myself for putting up some cup hooks to hang my keys!





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That's using the old noggin.


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Great & innovative use of space.Back in the day the RV manufacturer did more of this thing. What stops me from adding aditional storage is anchoring cabinets to the wall. How would I find a suitable stud and would I put a screw through a clearance lite wire or worse?


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In our first 5ver, the cabinets over the window in the bedroom went wall - to - wall but only had 2 doors. There was a plain panel in the center and, although you could put stuff behind the panel, it was awkward and you had to move stuff to reach that area. I removed that panel, replaced it with a door (because it was an odd size, it had to be made by a local carpenter) to match the others. Looked very nice and the space was much more usable!! You might be lucky enough to find the size you need at one of the box stores.


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Joy wrote:

In our first 5ver, the cabinets over the window in the bedroom went wall - to - wall but only had 2 doors. There was a plain panel in the center and, although you could put stuff behind the panel, it was awkward and you had to move stuff to reach that area. I removed that panel, replaced it with a door (because it was an odd size, it had to be made by a local carpenter) to match the others. Looked very nice and the space was much more usable!! You might be lucky enough to find the size you need at one of the box stores.


I know exactly what you mean. It's almost as if they're saving a bunch of money by not making the door big enough. Then there's all the open shelves.. maybe they don't realize we're bouncing down the road and everything falls out of those shelves.
OK, off my soap box now.

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ScottG wrote:

Bowls, bowels, they're all up there! LOL
The bottom of cabinet above the window is screwed into the wall and cabinet to its right and then there is a couple of 1" angle brackets on the inside that hold it tight to the ceiling.

Oh and thx MDFenley!


Glad you saw the jibe as it was and had your humor hat on.

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