Back in the early winter I started a couple of projects (posted about the early deconstruction here: before the construction...
)... Then winter got seriously cold and I didn't want to work on the trailer... Then work got busy and I couldn't work on the trailer...
Finally got a couple of the projects done.
The first is my take on the under-bed drawers. I did something a little different -- I used the original cabinet doors as the drawer front. Now, instead of swinging the doors open you pull them out. The drawers are about 18" deep -- this leaves a fair bit of room under the bed for storing camp chairs and similar things.
The drawers ride on a couple of hard casters, so there are no drawer slides that needed to be mounted to the floor or on the side.
Each drawer has a strip of low-friction plastic on each top edge to guide them into position and allow them to slide against each other. A couple of brass latches keep the drawers in place while on the move.
The second is a shelf that goes over the stove, where the range hood used to be. An axiom of efficiency in a small space is that everything must have its place, and everything must be put in its place when not in use. The downside of this is that the commonly used items are constantly being taken out and put away. So a shelf for quick access to the common items is a useful thing. Currently we plan to put the coffee mugs and drink tumblers here, but who knows what will be stored here in the future. To keep the contents of the shelf in place while moving, there's a front side that comes down and latches into place. When we're not moving, it swivels up and a little velcro holds it out of the way.