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Old 02-08-2015, 07:15 PM   #1
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I've seen various pics online of different types of drawer units installed in the closets of eggs. My question is, how are they secured in the closet?


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Old 02-09-2015, 10:26 AM   #2
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Shelves may be a better way to go, or at least very open drawers. I have found that the closet works best when there is air flow. Especially true when in colder climes. Or be willing to take closet door off. Closet stays cold, and can have condensation issues if you're not careful.
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:17 AM   #3
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The previous owners of our trailer put in adjustable shelf brackets. They are bolted through the frame of the closet.
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Old 02-09-2015, 02:46 PM   #4
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I've seen various pics online of different types of drawer units installed in the closets of eggs. My question is, how are they secured in the closet?
All the egg brands I know of have a 1/2 inch plywood floor under everything in the trailer. Many use this as the base to attach a framework for shelving, while other attach drawers to the those shelves.

I've seen a couple nice frames built out of PVC piping with shelves screwed to them.

Other anchor points are the closet door framing, and the wooden closet rod.

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Drawers in closet

Here's my solution, and it cost $15 and less than 30 minutes to install:
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The bins came from Big Lots, cost $3.50 each, latch together for stability, and fit my Scamp closet perfectly. The bottom bin rests on an old plastic crate that I inverted and notched to fit over the wheel well. The whole stack fits so snugly that no permanent attachment is needed, but I used one tension curtain rod to hold the bottom bin snugly against the front of the cabinet since the closet is about an inch deeper there.

They have worked really well. Nothing falls out and everything is visible and easily accessible. They probably wouldn't work for heavy items, like canned goods, but I prefer to store heavy stuff low and forward (under the front sofa).
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:46 PM   #6
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I had a bunch of "Closet Maid" stuff left over in my garage and used the wire shelving in my Scamp. Flipped the shelves over (lip up) so stuff doesn't slide out and hit the closet door while under tow.

In a tiny trailer, who really needs a "closet"? It's not like I need to hang up a prom dress. YMMV
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Old 02-13-2015, 07:40 PM   #7
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I have shelves that are secure to the inside of the closet by strips of wood epoxied to the fibreglass. I also have a shelf/drawer on sliders that are attached to a strip of wood. The wood strip is glued to the fibreglass with PL Premium construction adhesive.


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Old 02-18-2015, 10:23 AM   #8
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Thanks for the ideas, folks! I bought some of the "buckets" from Ikea that act as sliding drawers. We'll build up a frame around it. Will put some pics up when done.


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Thanks for the ideas, folks! I bought some of the "buckets" from Ikea that act as sliding drawers. We'll build up a frame around it. Will put some pics up when done.

Courtney, I vaguely recall someone here posted a closet mod using those same IKEA bins. I assume you're talking about the plastic ones that slide on metal C-channel.

I notice you're using the app, but if you go on the website and do a Google site search for "IKEA" and the exact name of the bins, you might turn it up.
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Thanks Jon for the big lots bin idea. I just did this & it will be great storage for light items.


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Well, the IKEA bins are just a tad to wide to hit in my closet :-/

Going for wire baskets instead.


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