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Old 05-19-2016, 11:55 PM   #1
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This turned out to be one of the most simple mods with the highest payback in terms of the amount of time it took to do compared to the use it gets.

First of all, I'm not sure if it was Jim who did a similar thing using a piece of oak crown molding. It's one way and looks nice. I used two strips of oak with small end pieces to hold the strips in position.

I think the advantage of using the two strips is that the objects that get put in it are relatively small and it's easier to see through the gap where each item is.

Basically I use that shelf every time I come and go from the trailer. Things like sunglasses, wallet, small cameras, phones get put there. Easy to put in on entering, keeps them off the table and easy to reach when needed.

I did open up the space under the furnace and the end of the kitchen counter to the left of the door. I bought the doors from ETI. It's written up elsewhere but here's a couple of photos to jog your memory.

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Old 05-20-2016, 12:24 AM   #2
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Where is the over the door shelf anchored, Ron. Is it screwed through the cabinets or some other way? Very nice work, I'm going to look at that space next trip to storage and may tackle that one.
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Old 05-20-2016, 01:35 AM   #3
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This turned out to be one of the most simple mods with the highest payback in terms of the amount of time it took to do compared to the use it gets.

First of all, I'm not sure if it was Jim who did a similar thing using a piece of oak crown molding. It's one way and looks nice. I used two strips of oak with small end pieces to hold the strips in position.

I think the advantage of using the two strips is that the objects that get put in it are relatively small and it's easier to see through the gap where each item is.

Basically I use that shelf every time I come and go from the trailer. Things like sunglasses, wallet, small cameras, phones get put there. Easy to put in on entering, keeps them off the table and easy to reach when needed.

I did open up the space under the furnace and the end of the kitchen counter to the left of the door. I bought the doors from ETI. It's written up elsewhere but here's a couple of photos to jog your memory.

Ron
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Old 05-20-2016, 01:58 AM   #4
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Where is the over the door shelf anchored, Ron. Is it screwed through the cabinets or some other way? Very nice work, I'm going to look at that space next trip to storage and may tackle that one.
The top of the screen door provides sort of a base that almost allows it to sit there without requiring much to hold it place. There's a single small screw through the end plates into the cabinet sides.

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Old 05-20-2016, 06:04 AM   #5
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Cool, a take-off of the Alf Shelf! Looks really nice.
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Old 05-20-2016, 10:38 AM   #6
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Cool, a take-off of the Alf Shelf! Looks really nice.
Hi: Donna D... Thanks for the link post. I'm not sure it's an original idea but I did it!!! Lost my truck keys once... looked for days before remembering I threw them up there in a "Rit of felous jage". Alf
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Old 05-20-2016, 11:31 AM   #7
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Ron as always very nicely done.
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Old 05-20-2016, 11:49 AM   #8
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Cool, a take-off of the Alf Shelf! Looks really nice.
Nah, not a take-off, just your classic case of great minds.....

I'd done this mod right after getting the trailer, Alf's version was posted in reply.

I posted it again because Pat had asked about it in another thread.

But, as I said previously, anyway you do it, it'll be a high return mod for effort vrs. reward.

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Ron,

What are the dimensions of the under furnace door you ordered from ETI? I'm going to be doing this mod myself.
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What are the dimensions of the under furnace door you ordered from ETI? I'm going to be doing this mod myself.
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Yes Ron . I want to also know . Thanks for posting again . Pat
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