As I sit here contemplating the cold winter storm and gaze at my Airstream I occasionally say to myself, "Self I say, why on earth did they build it this way?"
I promptly answer "Cost, Silly".
So here is a pet peeve in the Safari Storage lockers - They put a wood strip on the floor to mount hinges on, then the under seat storage cabinets open by pulling the door DOWN to the floor. A 2" x 1" strip to mount the hinges on limits the floor space under the cabinet - and you have to drag whatever OUT over top of that strip, the hinges and the supine door. So I says to myself, "Self, I says, what would be a better Idea?"
Lo and behold...
This won't work on the overhead cabinets but under the dinette and couch, YESSSSSS! See me storing my Shark Vacuum under the dinette, permanently plugged in, lift door, slide back, pull vacuum out on it's little wheels and This Sucks... in the nicest way possible. I store books under the couch in my 25 FB... and only the smallest ones aren't cocked up at an angle on the bottom hinge brace. OOOOOOH.
I'm inspired and perspired. Gotta order a set of these to try!
I just wasted this weekend on a truly silly project. The wall opposite the throne in my bathroom has an odd little board on the floor that projects almost 2 inches into the bathroom. I can't snug a tiny wastebasket right up against the bathroom wall. (Foot space is at a premium). I have a very small Simple Human covered stainless steel waste basket - rounded in the front, flattish in the back. So, I set the waste basket on a piece of heavy paper, made a template that I cut out and traced on the "baseboard" - and then went nuts with my Dremel. OMDG! I hate MDF. Next time remind me to buy a good wood chisel and be done with it! The good news - the waste basket fits snug against the wall - and I even have a lanyard on the wall that will hold it in place while underway. Of course if I ever get a new waste basket it won't fit in the custom cutout. (Oh in case you're wondering how I avoided cutting into the vinyl floor.... well here is another case of "the Girl's Toolkit"... I went to the thrift store next to my workplace and bought a used pancake flipper for 50 cents... you guessed it, I slid it between the board I was cutting and the vinyl. Girls RULE!)
Aluminitis - and I bought new so I wouldn't be doing this kind of thing.