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Old 01-14-2014, 06:57 PM   #1
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OC you've probably already done this , but....

That laundry chute under the sink in the bathroom bugs me...just a gaping open hole...soooooo

While rummaging around in DH's shop for something to put over it, I found the perfect fix. One of DH's many hobbies is woodworking and so he keeps a lot of exotic wood pieces, etc. just in case some day he finds a use for them.

I found a single small cabinet door with an inset/grouted type handle with hinges still on it. All he needs to do is trim it down to fit and put new hinges on...perfect match for color too. Lift it up, drop the clothes down into the laundry basket in the pass through, which won't be so packed full while we're camping, then move the basket up into the RV when we load up to go home.

He's got a honey-do for the weekend!
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:22 PM   #2
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...All he needs to do is ...
If I had a dollar for every time my DW said that
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:29 PM   #3
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Well, for this one time, he agrees it won't take much, and even said it was a *great* find and a great idea! It's even a left hand door, meaning the hinges are already on the back side, handle on the front.

(he usually growls when he sees me rummaging around in his exotic wood stash, but he wasn't home when I did it this time, and that cabinet door isn't really exotic per se)

I like that the handle is routed into the face of the door. It's not a hole in it, just a deep groove, so there won't be and handle sticking up in the way if we want to store something on that shelf. It also has braces/rails on the underside which will fit well down into the opening for stability. I'm thinking a hook and eye latch will be a good idea just in case.

Maybe someone who is involved in the interior of these 5ers will read this. If so, hey! how 'bout installing a simple trap door on that gaping hole!
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:15 PM   #4
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Yes that is an issue with me too. I simplified the problem by sealing it up gaining more storage and we use a hamper next to
the bed under the TV shelf. Works great for us.
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OC you've probably already done this , but...
TOWTA didn't like it so I covered it with a pc of plywood and utilize the extra space for her stuff.
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