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Old 03-26-2003, 06:19 PM   #1
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Shelves for the FG TT...

Well I did it again with another "improvement". With a little help from Don Willis and Carl Chinn.

Not sure about the rest of you all but with my Casita 2000 16' SD I have the AC in the front of the TT and above the AC is a closet. Well this is where I built a Shelf unit with 2 platforms. This make 3 seperate areas for Mine, Julies, and Michaels clothes. And now they won't be all mixed up together.

I made then out of Birch Plywood and PVC pipe and fittings. It is able to break down and take apart so that if I even need I can get the shelves out of there to work on something... say the AC (which I have already replaced so I hope that will not be the case)!

Thanks Don and Carl for your help... now to move the fire extinguisher to the right of the closet door for easy access. here is a photo of it in place.<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e82437e5371bP3260002.jpg/>
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Old 03-27-2003, 12:04 AM   #2
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I remember some other thread similar....

not sure if it was here or there...

great job Steven C...looks very professional. :E :E

(keep those MODS coming!)
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Old 03-27-2003, 06:36 AM   #3
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Steve ... post a few more details, ok?

How did you end up making the patterns?

Describe how you put together the PVC, ok?

Pam and I are shelf-people, rathing than hanger people, so I've built shelves in all my rigs ... but your's look pretty neat!

Need more details!
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Old 03-27-2003, 01:44 PM   #4
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Shelves for Trillium

Here are the shelves Phil built for our Trilly. We wanted something fully adjustable that did not require any holes or alterations to the closet. These work perfect, cost little, and can be removed or adjusted in a minute. Only thing I wish we had added more adjustment holes.
Nancy

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e83562c6fd9aTrilly shelves2.jpg/>
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Old 03-27-2003, 06:45 PM   #5
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OK let's see...

First I got a pattern from Carl which was too big. Then I got a pattern
from Don which was just a bit too small. So what I did was transfer the
smaller one on cardboard and picked a height I wanted it at. Roughly
holding it at that height I was able to tape pieces of cardboard where
needed to fill gaps.

Then when this was done I again transferred my new pattern to a piece a
cardboard and fixed the rough edges as best as possible. Cut it out and
tried to fit again. Which it did with the exception of a few small gaps
(which really does not affect anything).

I did this 2 times (once of each shelf).

Here are the other parts I usedů

3 each, 3/4" schedule 40 PVC, 11 3/4" long
5 each, 3/4" schedule 40 PVC, 12" long
8 each, 3/4" PVC to male thread adapters
3 each, 3/4" PVC to female thread adapters
5 each, 3/4" PVC cap nuts

Basically you want to make it as level as possible and have a pretty tight fit so that it holds itself in place. Then when you need you can take it out.

Big thing is that the PVC will just squeeze together... Do not glue or you will not be able to take it apart to get out.
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Old 03-28-2003, 08:24 AM   #6
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these look similar, but
what holds nancys shelves up? do they come apart like stevens? is each shelf placed in separately then pushed into the bottom shelf?
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Old 03-28-2003, 10:10 AM   #7
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Trillium shelves

Here is the diagram I made years ago for people on Bolerama describing how the shelves were assembled. A lot of people have copied them or made adaptations of them.

To put the shelves in the closet just stack them at the bottom, put the legs in the corner holes and slide the top shelf up into position. Once up above the position you want push in the small dowels and drop the shelf down to rest on them. Continue with each shelf.

They come apart by removing the small supporting dowels and letting all the shelves drop down to the bottom.
Mistakes we made were only making 3 shelves, wish now we had 5. We put the positioning holes at 5" apart. Should have done them 2" or 3" apart.
Nancy

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e8cad65d781fTrilShelfDiagram.jpg/>
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amazing. thanks Nancy
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Old 04-03-2003, 12:19 PM   #9
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Closet shelves

Charles and others,

Here is a picture of the shelves I built and resulted in the pattern I sent to Steve Colli. Like Steve said, they are easy to take apart and remove if neccessary/desired.

Carl
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e8c7b224027bCloset shelves 2.JPG/>
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both style of shelves look so nice. People can do so much with pvc. what did we do without it? I'm already looking for places for these to go in my TT. thanks everyone.
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