Small fold down bedside shelf - Fiberglass RV

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Old 07-18-2009, 03:33 PM   #1
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I never have a place to put my bed time accessories... Before everyone goes nuts, I'm talking about flashlight, water bottle, glasses etc.

I ended up buying the folowing materials at a local Lowes:

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I then routed out a place for the big hinge which will swing down when in the up position to act as a brace... In the down position the brace hinge folds flat inside the shelf. here it is being epoxied in place:

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Here it is with a hot glue layer just to look a little nicer and make me feel like it's sturdier. Mounting hinges have been installed too:

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Here it is in the down position:

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And here it is doing it's job. When you lift it up from the down position the brace hinge swings down and I just line it up with some rubber bumpers I've stuck in just the right spot to level the shelf and keep the brace hinge in place.

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Old 07-18-2009, 03:40 PM   #2
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I made a similar thing in my 13 foot burro. Its VERY handy!

Looks nice.

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Old 07-18-2009, 07:20 PM   #3
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Very neat job! I like it!
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:42 PM   #4
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That looks great! I discovered by accident that my garbage can makes a nice end table.
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