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« on: April 21, 2012, 03:40:54 AM »
Greetings all


I finally  completed my galley shelving mod.  I needed to change the way the shelve's horizontal support faced so I modified the fitted brackets to accommodate them.  Note how the bottom shelf is reversed.   DW and I found that when the bottom shelf faces forward as the design intended, it felt crowded and in the way.  I considered shortening the lower shelf to 6" from 12, but considered that it was waisting space and increasing the cost since I would be cutting 1/4 of it away.  So, reversing the shelf face and modifying the bracket solved the problem.  I also added a coffee cup holder to compliment my espresso station. 


 


In all there is 176" of shelf space added which effectively triples my countertop storage capability.  There is a bunch of items that can be added to these shelves.  Paper towel holder, dish wash service items, under shelf lighting, just to name a few.  Need and convenience will dictate additions.  Creative thinking is the key.  Many ideas are already available from Ikea, who has a whole line of space saving items. 


Another area in need was an existing "ledge"  located in the entertainment area below the countertop adjacent the couch.  This ledge was prone to loosing articles due to the lack of anything to secure it.  So, I added a rail which provided a permanent solution and created additional storage during transport.  Before, nothing could be stored there.  Now, it is a great place to stow many things.  It serves well as a DVD/CD case.  Add a basket, and I have an out f the way place to put a watch, phone, keys and other pocket items upon entering the trailer. 






Anyway, these are just a few other mods I have done.  More to come when my bank account recovers.


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Re: TWO SHELVING SOLUTIONS
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2012, 06:29:06 AM »
I like what you did in the last photo, looks like it belongs there.

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Re: TWO SHELVING SOLUTIONS
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2012, 07:32:36 AM »
Very nice work!
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Re: TWO SHELVING SOLUTIONS
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2012, 08:45:22 AM »
Looks really good!
are the shower rods just held in place by pressure?
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Re: TWO SHELVING SOLUTIONS
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2012, 12:20:38 PM »
Looks really good!
are the shower rods just held in place by pressure?


Yes they are.  These rods twist up and apply pressure.  You have to make sure there is support under the cabinet otherwise you will bend your countertop.  Then install the clothes bar caps at both ends.  That keeps it all in place.  I used super strong 3M auto tape for this instead of putting screws in.  This stuff is the tape used for trim panels on cars now adays.  It is weather resistant and sticks properly.  It is also resistant the heat.  Other double stick tends to breakdown when it gets to a certain temp.


Anyway, thanks for the kudos.....


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Re: TWO SHELVING SOLUTIONS
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2012, 07:11:59 PM »
ahhh, didn't see the caps at first, that makes more sense, think I'd use the tape instead of screws too
thanks again
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Re: TWO SHELVING SOLUTIONS
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2012, 05:02:57 PM »
Very nice!
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Re: TWO SHELVING SOLUTIONS
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2012, 08:28:05 PM »
Thanks for looking.  Appriciate the positive feedback.  I am always interested to see what others are doing.  Hopefully someone one else can use ths post as an idea or improve on it.  That's obviously what I have hopefully done and benefitted from it.


Keep on thinking out of the box,


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Re: TWO SHELVING SOLUTIONS
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2012, 08:31:26 PM »
Looks great! Good job J.
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Re: TWO SHELVING SOLUTIONS
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2012, 09:26:57 PM »
I think I'll do this mod to my to-do list.  I understand how you mounted the tension rods, but how are the shelf standards attached to the rods?

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Re: TWO SHELVING SOLUTIONS
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2012, 01:21:09 AM »
I used 1 1/2 " or 2" hose clamps to hold the verticle uprights on the tension rods.  Others have used u-bolts and sheet metal screws but I figured only one bolt to turn then easyer.  Just make sure you use the 1" uprights.  There is a 1/2" version out there, but the brackets do not fit properly against the tension rods and buggers up the whole thing.  I used the Rubbermaid system from lowes

http://www.lowes.com/pd_69781-315-FG3Q7500WHT_0__?productId=3274379&Ntt=rubbermaid+shelf&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl__0__s%3FNtt%3Drubbermaid%2Bshelf%26page%3D2&facetInfo=


It wasn't cheap but they work really well. 


Good luck with the project. 


Happy campin'

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Re: TWO SHELVING SOLUTIONS
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2012, 08:51:32 AM »
Thanks for the fast reply.  I have some of these shelf standards (uprights) and brackets laying around from an old construction project that I knew would come in handy some day.  All I need are tension rods, end caps and hose clamps.  Should come in cheap; I'll try that Habitat and Goodwill stores first.  Can't wait to get it done.  DW will be pleased.   

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Re: TWO SHELVING SOLUTIONS
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2012, 09:27:25 AM »
Look Great! I am considering adding some shelving to my PU...
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Re: TWO SHELVING SOLUTIONS
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2012, 09:43:58 AM »
Great work!

Do you take the vertical uprights(shower rods) and the shelves apart during travel?

I would think assembed, yet uninstalled, would still take up plenty of space in the pup.  I have a small 8ft camper, and would be worried about where to put the shelves during storage/transit.

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Re: TWO SHELVING SOLUTIONS
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2012, 11:28:49 AM »
Very nice styling on the ledge work and good craftsmanship.
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