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Old 03-29-2014, 09:03 AM   #1
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We are trying to figure out the best/sturdiest way to add shelving to our closet/pantry in our TT. Husband is worried that the "walls" aren't thick enough to add shelves. Ideas/thoughts?
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:11 AM   #2
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Just add 1'X1" cleats on the 3 walls with screws/staples and construction adhesive and they will stay there forever.
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:39 PM   #3
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I wonderred the same thing, so....
What I did was take 2 pieces of wood (widest shelving or 3/4" G1S Plywood) for the sides and screwed cleats into them at whatever height I wanted... Then set them into place and measured the shelves and cut each one to fit.. Set them into place.. Never had an issue of them falling out or over.. Just don't make the shelves too tight or too loose... Too tight and they won't expand with humidity changes.. Too loose, well you can see what could happen..
That way if you decide to sell the unit or convert it back to a wardrobe or closet there are no holes to fill/hide in the walls...The one thing I didn't do, since we had extra paint for the closet interior walls, was to put a felt or cloth backing on the boards...
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:47 PM   #4
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Thanks . Always love more ways to make storage.
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We are trying to figure out the best/sturdiest way to add shelving to our closet/pantry in our TT. Husband is worried that the "walls" aren't thick enough to add shelves. Ideas/thoughts?
I went to Lowes and purchased some cheap-o shelf track and 6 shelf brackets and a 3/8" piece of birch. Made three nice shelves(removable for transport, and adjustable), anchored to the walls with toggle bolts.

A few pics to follow.
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Hope these help. I cant rotate pics, and camera on phone is jacked up.
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If you DON"T want to put holes in the cabinet walls, you can mount the 1x1 cleats to 1/8th luan board cut to fit the sides of the cabinet. Then cut your shelves to "wedge" in tight to fit. I did this to a wardrobe 6 years ago and haven't had a problem with the shelves yet. Years from now,if I want to put hanging bar back in the wardrobe, there will be no holes in the cabinet.
I cut the shelves out of 1/4 plywood.
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To each his own my friend. Years from now, I will still be able to put hanging bar back in also. No visible holes, with the option for shelving.
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