Closet Renovation - Fiberglass RV


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Old 06-09-2003, 09:16 PM   #1
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Closet Renovation

Thought I would share my closet renovation with everyone.
I added two plywood shelves to the interior of my closet, put a strip of plastic baseboard across the front and covered the shelves withnon-skid liner (cause we know how things move around in our eggs...).
I also added two drawers by using IKEA Trofast boxes and two sets of the plastic rails for them. The drawers are my favorite part as they create some excellent storage for small items.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ee53db9461a4interior 007.jpg/>

The shelves do not go all the way to the front of the closet which allows me to still put long objects (like a broom) in the closet.
The red and blue boxes that rest on the wheel well are also plastic boxes from IKEA.

I also added the same type of drawer above my stove. I covered the bottom with a piece of aluminum to protect it from the heat of the stove.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ee53f45d433ainterior 008.JPG/>
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Old 06-09-2003, 09:20 PM   #2
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Very nice! I really like those drawers!
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Old 06-10-2003, 06:26 AM   #3
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Drawer over stove

:wave Hi Laura

I hope you put an insulating material between your drawer and the aluminum shield. If not, it may be possible for the metal to get hot enough to damage the plastic drawer anyway. Don't mean to preach but I admit to being obsessed with safety :)
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Old 06-10-2003, 08:19 AM   #4
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I never whould have thought of the aluminum in the first place, but now that you bring it up, maybe use one of those foil covered bubble sheets. Someone is always bring those up for wall insulation.

I just can't get over how nice those boxes fit. Looks like you made the closet to fit their size. meant to be, Laura, that's all.
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Old 06-10-2003, 10:32 AM   #5
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insulating material

No I didn't put any insulating material between ... hmmmm.... never thought of that.
I think I am safe though as I only use my stove to heat water - all cooking is done outside. I have checked whether the plastic gets hot and it seems ok - just a little warm on the inside bottom of the drawer.
I'll have to keep an eye on it - thanks for the heads up!
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Old 06-11-2003, 07:42 AM   #6
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Looking good!

Nice job Laura...now, you've given me a bunch of new ideas. I love this forum, but it sure does create a lot of work for me!

Have you considered just sliding the drawer out (the one over the stove), when you use the stove?? Sure would solve the problem of the drawer getting warm/hot.:wave
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Old 06-18-2003, 01:35 PM   #7
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:lol what a thought Donna. Just move it. :thumb
easy.
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Old 06-18-2003, 01:57 PM   #8
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heat shield

If it were me - I'd prefer installing some sort of heat shield under the drawer, or just constructing the drawer out of more resistant material.

Just moving the bin may be the simple solution - but you'll have to put that bin somewhere. Then it just becomes clutter. I wouldn't want to be moving things around all the time. Heck! It's bad enough having to move the bed back and forth into a dinette. :)

Course - if it were me - I'd just pull the stove out and use the space for something else. Fill in the space to the over-kitchen cabinets with drawers, shelves for a second full length storage unit? Downside of that is that it would make the trailer feel even smaller on the inside.

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I don't know that heat will be a big issue. The bottom of the drawer is only a few inches lower than the cabinet bottom, and the cabinet bottom isn't a whole lot more heat resistant than the drawer. A dlx camper has thin plywood on the cabinet bottom, and it's exposed to the heat. I think that the air currents carry most of the heat towards the center of the camper. I've seen a lot of stick-built campers with the vinyl wood-grain stuff over the stove, and that's not heat resistant.

Mind you, I'm not telling you to be careless!! Monitor it the first several times you use it, and determine if a problem exists before you expend too much energy fixing it.
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