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Old 03-20-2022, 11:55 AM   #1
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A closet shelving system for Caravel 16RB or Bambi 16RB

This is a shelving system I designed for our Caravel last summer. It's made from stainless steel rods taken from dish drying rack - it's strong, lightweight and looks a lot more expensive than it really is.

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Old 03-21-2022, 09:46 AM   #2
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All I can say is: WOW! You did a fantastic job. Thanks so much for sharing everything (including the 3D files). I'm going to see how this might apply to my trailer.
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Old 03-21-2022, 10:48 AM   #3
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that is perfection!
i will print some of your brackets this afternoon for our 67 caravel SS bath closet.
i love that it is so clean looking.
i used wood on the CS closet but will take that out if this works as wonderfully as i think it will.
thank you so much for posting!
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Old 03-21-2022, 01:21 PM   #4
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that is perfection!
i will print some of your brackets this afternoon for our 67 caravel SS bath closet.
i love that it is so clean looking.
i used wood on the CS closet but will take that out if this works as wonderfully as i think it will.
thank you so much for posting!
Sounds awesome, it would be awesome if this design make it to a 67 caravel!
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Old 03-21-2022, 02:22 PM   #5
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Printing some right now.
I'll post when i get it put together.
later in the week it might be warm enough to do it.
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Old 03-23-2022, 08:56 PM   #6
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For anyone that wants to download the 3D printable files, I have uploaded them to Thingiverse.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5328187
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Old 03-24-2022, 07:40 AM   #7
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this is very cool! does the design allow the rods to snap into place or is it a lose fit?
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Old 03-24-2022, 09:28 AM   #8
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i printed a set, they snap in.
it is such a perfectly clever design.
can't wait to give them a try in a 67 caravel.
thanks again Hovr for letting us use your design!! so appreciated!
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Old 03-24-2022, 09:56 AM   #9
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thanks for the snap fit validation. this is such a well engineered design! as soon as my 19CB arrives I'll look at how this fits that closet.
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Old 03-24-2022, 12:52 PM   #10
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Nice work. Do you have a parts list?
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Old 04-12-2022, 10:20 AM   #11
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the dish rack you recommended is out of stock. i ordered & received another brand that will work perfectly.
I've got everything i need printed & ready. now for some spring weather.
not sure if I'll use screws or rivets to mount mine.
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Old 04-15-2022, 10:07 PM   #12
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the dish rack you recommended is out of stock. i ordered & received another brand that will work perfectly.
I've got everything i need printed & ready. now for some spring weather.
not sure if I'll use screws or rivets to mount mine.
thanks again for the STL use. Attachment 414335
That looks great! the bracket has countersink holes designed for screws, I recommend use double side carpet tape(fairly thin) for max strength.
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Old 04-15-2022, 11:03 PM   #13
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we prefer solid shelving so that items are stable and don't fall through

i also added two levels of shelving for shoes by the front door of our 22fb sport
this one used wire shelving so that wet and dirty shoes would simply fall to the floor below

both are lit with LED lights. the switch is just by the opening
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we prefer solid shelving so that items are stable and don't fall through

i also added two levels of shelving for shoes by the front door of our 22fb sport
this one used wire shelving so that wet and dirty shoes would simply fall to the floor below

both are lit with LED lights. the switch is just by the opening
We do not like solid shelving in such small space because they hinder air circulation and promote mold. Also in 16' the shelving won't extend to the door due to the front of the closet is narrower, so things can easily fall from the front opening without a 'railing' in the front. The spacing of the rods are very small, item small enough to fall through needs to be put in a bin even with solid shelving.
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Old 04-20-2022, 09:12 AM   #15
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HOVR i will second that on solid shelving.
i installed solid shelves in one closet but will remove it and replace with the 3d printed style.
i prefer air circulation as well.
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