Thanks for the detailed replies to my questions!
I was wondering if you had used the metal channels for extra strength - that plus the length makes sense. (Also, inexplicably, Ikea does not sell the channels by mail order, even though you can get a lot of the other Trofast parts online - even bulkier ones.)
Speaking of strength, I take it that you felt the plastic boxes themselves are up to taking some decent weight
inside them? I wondered about that but haven't seen one in-person so I had no idea about their relative strength/flimsiness.
I had also been wondering whether to use them because of that potentially wasted space in the back (or front). I'd been thinking of maybe adding bins for light
items in the door, but wasn't so keen on that idea.
Then, just last night while idly Googling, I ran across a neat idea, which is where someone used the Trofast bins in the front of the Boler
13 closet, then made a tall, skinny door on the forward side of the closet, right next to the door latch, for hanging coats, etc. in the area behind the bins. That person had built a whole new closet out of wood, and I'm not sure if it might have been deeper than the stock one (although I don't think so). Here are some photos of that closet. The trailer is/was owned by a person named Darren (are you here, Darren?). At first I wondered if I should post the photos, but on his website showing them, Darren said <span style="font-family:Arial">Thanks to Laura W from the Fiberglass RV Forum who shared the idea of using IKEA Trofast sliding drawers in the closet.
</span><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%">So I think it should be okay
</span>Thanks for the hinge info, too. I was just going to do some research to find some and now I don't have to
(By the way, looks like Home Depot calls them "Liberty" in the US instead of "Richelieu" as they do in Canada; I can just picture the Home Depot people sitting around deciding what will appeal to the different countries
Speaking of Canadian products, does anyone know the equivalent to Melamine paint in the US? I did a bit of Googling but didn't find anything conclusive. One source said Home Depot sold
it as Cabinet Rescue (brand) but I don't get any results for that on a Home Depot search. (Searching paint I don't see any way to "sub search" and narrow down the 300+ items.)