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Old 01-15-2009, 09:48 PM   #1
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Want to build a microwave shelf

Has anyone built a shelf or more accurately a box like the oven would go in that a microwave would go in? I haven't measured how much space I have to work with yet but I think It could work.

Any suggestions?
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:18 PM   #2
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We built a microwave, printer shelf, and extra counter space in our 25FB. What model are you trying to do this in?

Here are a couple of photos of our shelf unit.

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I have a 74 Argosy 28. Going through the photo gallery I found a pic of exactly what I want to do. I contact them I to see if I might be able to get pics of their work.
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I've seen quite a number of microwave installations like that -- some were even original factory. I don't recall just how the shelf supports over the foot of the bed were done. Anyone?

That partition wall is pretty thin. Is there a back cabinet wall below with more substance?
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I have a 74 Argosy 28. Going through the photo gallery I found a pic of exactly what I want to do. I contact them I to see if I might be able to get pics of their work.
My Dad did just that in his Sovereign. In fact, the original one went out a couple of years ago and he upgraded to a slightly larger one. Microwave protrudes into the closet on that side. I'll give him a call and see if I can get you some photos of the way it's mounted.
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same layout

Darryl,

My camper has the same layout in the kitchen as the photo shown. My oven was placed there from the factory.

On the other side of the wall is my bed. The oven box just protrudes through the wall without any sort of legs or support. (Supports would seriously limit any remaining foot room. I would have to assume that the wall/box connection is rather strong to hold all that weight.

The oven box is veneered with faux tambour material to look like the rest of the cabinetry. I've never taken it apart to look inside, so I don't know if it's made of plywood or what.

Wish I could get you some photos, but my camper is in Kentucky whilst I am in Kansas.

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Well, I have measured my microwave and am thinking I can build a box that is slightly larger and attach it to the wall and use some heavy trim to anchor it through the wall then use small triangle supports on the bottom of the box to the wall. However to be honest I think I will hold out a couple more weeks to see if some pics come my way.
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In our 72 two twin 31 footer the p.o. removed the shelf to the left above the fridge. (the one over the pantry) cut it out to fit the micro in there then reinstalled the rest of the shelf( or bottom of top cabnet). The tambor door does close in front of the micro.and also holds it in place while traveling. The plug was routed behind the pantry to the outlet in the bedroom! I think this works great and doese not give up any room in the bed. Mike
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