Add-a-shelf - Fiberglass RV

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Old 09-25-2013, 12:45 PM   #1
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We found that there isn't a lot of counter space for cooking in the Pooka-Burro, so I added an extension shelf to the right of the stove. I used 3/4" ply, laminated it with the same WilsonArt laminate as the counter & tables, and edged it with the banding to match. Then I mounted it to the side of the counter with piano hinge.

But any folding brackets wouldn't let the shelf fold flat against the counter when the seat is in use; I made a removable bracket from 1" angle aluminum that seats in a narrow cleat just below the folded shelf, and slips into a slot in the underside of the shelf. It still sloped a bit so I aded a 1/4" ply slotted piece to raise it level.

The bracket is lightweight and stores in a cubbie. When in the UP position, it's so stable we can leave it up while towing.

Looks nice and we'll be happy for the added work surface!

Next: the new screen door assembly! (this weekend).
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:02 PM   #2
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Good job!

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Old 09-25-2013, 01:20 PM   #3
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:07 PM   #4
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Wow, Felix, that's a great fix to the counter space issue! I think I'm gonna shamelessly plagerize your use of extrusion for the stiffener.

I like it!!
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:21 PM   #5
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That is handy dandy.........
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:47 PM   #6
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clever mod to get the shelf to fold flat. We had folding shelf brackets on one counter extension, but later decided we didn't need to fold it so replaced the folding brackets with regular shelf brackets. for the counter extensions we used the tops off a pair of wood TV trays, which we already had.
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:51 PM   #7
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nice work....
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:03 PM   #8
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WOW! Looks Great
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:53 PM   #10
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I need to add a pair of these on either side of my galley...never enough counter space

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Old 09-25-2013, 09:28 PM   #11
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Very nice! I also love your color scheme/fabric choices in the upholstery and counter top.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:31 PM   #12
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Cool beans! A solution that works for you THANKS for sharing, I'm betting there will be a bunch of "stealing" going on....
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:21 PM   #13
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Felix -- very slick! How did you attach the piano hinge and lower bracket to the inside of the cab? Did you add a backing piece to screw into? Did you have to remove the stove and fridge? I'm totally stealing your idea.....
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:04 AM   #14
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So nice.

Can't decide which we like better; the smart mod or the fantastic colour scheme. Looking forward to your reply to Shannon, and will queue up to see the forthcoming screen door adventures!

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