I was wandering around in Home Depot last week, looking for something else, when my eye was caught by a very nice looking redwood window box for flowers. "Hey" I said to myself.. "Interesting. That looks like the refacing on the cabinet doors I am doing in the Burro".
I wandered further down the aisle... *Ding* "HEY!
" I said to myself.."That looks like the refacing on the cabinet doors I am doing in the Burro"
That thing holds stuff! Since I am always looking for extra clever storage.. I measured it and sure enough, it will fit on the back bench that does nothing but hold an unused cushion. Since I also need a stand for my new TV, I got another idea... put a lid on it. (Yes, folks have been telling me to do that forever...)
I picked up a white shelf that is identical to the current cabinet doors.. and since I won't be refacing the lower doors in the back, it works great as a matching top and lid. A couple hinges later, I have a narrow but useful storage area for tacky awning lights
and cords and other misc stuff that is only accessed for set up and tear down, a TV stand, a place to stow the cushion behind, and I will be able to stow my spiderleggs table back there as well, I get to block the view of the nasty unmatched seams on the interior of the shell...AND I have matching "furniture" for my cabinet doors.
All for under 20 bucks and a few minutes labor. I will be attaching the box with sliding bolts so it can be removed quickly and set on the floor should I ever want to use the big bed in back.
These were inexpensive, (9 bones) so I got two, one for a future use up front ... storage again (I'll post when I do that later)