Cabinets – Extra Shelves – Roll Outs
When you spend a lot of time in your RV you can fill up every nook and cranny very quickly. This is especially true if you’ve decided to become a full time RVer. Efficient use of space becomes a necessity. One of our favorite modifications has been customizing the inside of our cabinets.
This is one of those projects that can be very simple or extremely complex depending on how you intend to use the space. Some spaces only need an added shelf. Others, may call for a roll out shelf so you can store a lot of small items and get to them easily. We realized when looking back on our project that most all of our cabinets became custom cabinets. Jo had a pretty good idea what she wanted in each cabinet and designed the shelves to hold the things. That can make for some creative framing to allow for the shelves and roll outs. For example, one of our cabinets has a roll out shelf that only goes half the width of the space, to allow for taller items on one side. If you’re not careful, you can find yourself trying to hang a drawer slide to nothing but air. But with careful planning and fore-thought you can make it work.
If you haven’t had an opportunity to refine your carpentry skills, (ours were well tested when we built our own house) you can usually find a carpenter or list of handy-people at most campground offices. Keeping your ideas simple will keep your project well within your own skill-set and give you an enjoyable project that is relatively easy to do.
A tape measure, a drill driver with drill and screw driver bits, your favorite small saw to cut a few necessary spacers and frames parts, a trip to the Home Improvement store for a few lengths of 1 x 2 for framing the space, drawer slides of the proper length, wood screws, and some boards for shelves and you’re ready to get this project going.