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Old 06-19-2013, 09:50 AM   #1
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Adding corner shelf in 20 footer

We have a new 20 foot Bambi and would like to add a corner storage shelf or something similar between the two kitchen cabinets. This seems like a wasted space area to me. The shelf would be for light-weight bulky items like paper towels, chip bags, etc.
The rounded corner and uneven shape of the area is the challenge. Has anyone else added some storage in this corner?

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We just put a paper towel holder vertically on the side of the rear cabinet
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Make up a template using thin MDF or cardboard. After you have that to a good fit transfer the shape to your final material. Mounting blocks can be screwed to the existing cabinets and the new panel secured to those. Any competent wood worker should be able to make a shelf for you if you do not wish to tackle the project yourself.
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A major challenge (as Michael noted) is coping with the curvature of the interior of your trailer. If you take a straightedge and run it (carefully so as not to scratch anything), you're going to find that there's hardly a straight surface if you go vertically -- so the template is really critical to get something to fit well. You'll notice that the factory really does a good job at this. They should, right?
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I wondered if there was a reason they do not include a shelf from the factory - like torque between the two cabinets while driving down the road. Have measured out the space and it is an odd shape. Before I cut this out myself, I did wonder if someone else has tackled the project from a creative angle that I have not thought of yet.
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I would imagine that it is a cost cutting measure. It is typical of most manufacturing these days. Make a product as cheap as possible and sell for as much as the market will handle. There really is nothing magic about adding a shelf. Simple measure, cut and screw should do the trick. If you are worried about an exact fit, cut over sized and trim to fit. I have built a number of cabinets and shelves for boats and the process is the same when dealing with odd angles and curved surfaces.
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