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Old 09-04-2007, 07:25 PM   #1
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I found a great way to add shelves to our Trillium closet without much work. Storables has a shelving system called Industrial Post Steel Shelving that fits great into the closet.

I purchased the 34" posts and the 14" x 18" shelves, and built it right inside the closet. They are extremely sturdy and don't require any screws or tools to put it together. It leaves a little bit of a gap in the back, but I purchased some shelf borders also available to prevent anything from falling behind. It does cost a little, but it was so easy to assemble and that way we didn't do any damage to the closet! If you don't have a Storables near you you can also order them online at Storables.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:24 PM   #2
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that there's a pretty enclusive site Susan, where do we click onto to see your finished work?
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:45 PM   #3
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.......does the unit look anything like THIS...
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:48 PM   #4
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We used PVC pipes to make the framework for the shelves. Then added 1/4 plywood, covered with contact paper. Works great, lots more room in the closet and it never moves.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:51 PM   #5
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Also added a bathroom storage holder that I make along with the groundcovers and sunshades. The bathroom storage holders holds just about everything and will not come off the wall and only held up with special industrial velcro that will not damage the fiberglass if you ever need to take it down.
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:18 AM   #6
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We used PVC pipes to make the framework for the shelves. Then added 1/4 plywood, covered with contact paper. Works great, lots more room in the closet and it never moves.
I think we used the very same contact paper on our Trillium closet shelves
We were going to use pvc pipe for the framework, but used some aluminum tubing instead, because we already had some laying around.
Do you think that the industrial velcro would stick to ensolite??
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Old 09-05-2007, 04:48 AM   #7
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I put in 4 vertical shelf support rails, the type with slots every inch or so, then cut wooden shelves and added a front lip so nothing will roll out. The lower shelves are adjustable but due to the curvature of Lady-Bug by the roof the top shelf is not as wide as the lower 3 shelves.
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:46 AM   #8
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I found a great way to add shelves to our Trillium closet without much work. Storables has a shelving system called Industrial Post Steel Shelving that fits great into the closet.

I purchased the 34" posts and the 14" x 18" shelves, and built it right inside the closet. They are extremely sturdy and don't require any screws or tools to put it together. It leaves a little bit of a gap in the back, but I purchased some shelf borders also available to prevent anything from falling behind. It does cost a little, but it was so easy to assemble and that way we didn't do any damage to the closet! If you don't have a Storables near you you can also order them online at Storables.
Hi Susan,
I checked out the link you mentioned and the product looks great. Just curious if you were able to take some pictures of how your finished closet now looks ?
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Old 09-05-2007, 12:10 PM   #9
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I haven't had a chance to take any pictures - I'll try to remember to the next time I'm out where our trailer is stored. It is basically made with 4 poles, and the shelves have holes in each of the 4 corners that slide right onto the poles. The shelves are held up by sleeves that fit inside the holes of the shelves and rest on notches on the poles. The shelves are adjustable - the notches are about 1 inch apart.
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Old 09-06-2007, 09:05 PM   #10
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...Storables has a shelving system called Industrial Post Steel Shelving...
Here's the IP Shelving on the Storables site:

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We have a shelf like this in our house, holding a TV and associated equipment, plus books and stuff. It appears to be common in commercial kitchens. Similar systems are sold by IKEA, Home Depot, Costco, etc, but I've never seen one with shelves small enough for a trailer closet before - good find!

The grooves in the post don't look deep enough to hold anything... until you realize that the holes in the shelves are tapered tubes, and the sleeves are tapered to match, so the load on the shelf jams them together and makes the ridges on the sleeves engage the grooves very effectively.

Susan's 14"x18" shelves are the smallest available from this supplier, and the only size which would fit my Boler closet - but they would be a pretty good fit, with the 14" as the width.

At $14 a shelf, plus $7 a post, this is not a really cheap system, but is is adjustable and very strong.
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Old 09-07-2007, 03:51 PM   #11
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O.K. I have pictures. Now how do I add them in??? (Can you tell I haven't done this very much!)
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O.K. I have pictures. Now how do I add them in???
It's a three-step process...
  1. Ask for help (done )
  2. read the tutorial in this linked topic: Step by Step ~ Post Pictures help.
  3. give it a try!
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Thanks for the info. I tried uploading the pictures - apparently they are too many pixels. I was unable to crop them enough, so I'll need to try to get out and re-take them this week with less pixels.
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Thanks for the info. I tried uploading the pictures - apparently they are too many pixels. I was unable to crop them enough, so I'll need to try to get out and re-take them this week with less pixels.
Susan, see if this tutorial will help you with resizing the pictures... without retaking them!
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