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Old 06-10-2016, 12:04 PM   #1
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Forester 3011DS Mods

OK, two more mods that we have completed on our Forester 3011DS.
#1 The DW did not like the deep non sliding shelves in the pantry next to the refrigerator so she measured the opening and ordered three custom build sliding shelves. She stained them to match the rest of the cabinets and we mounted them between the fixed bottom shelve and the top adjustable shelve. It was difficult getting into the tight area to mount the sliding brackets but after some creative tool usage we were able to get them all in and they look great and best of all she is very happy.

#2 We took out the factory couch/bed and replaced it with a loveseat recliner unit made by Southern Motion. I believe they are in Mississippi. As others have stated we had to enlarge the slide platform to accommodate the new unit. We did that with a piece of 1/2" plywood. It did overhang the existing slide platform by 6 " so we added a 2" X 6" pieces of lumber across the front for added support and the ability to sink a 1-1/2" lag bolt thru the loveseat frame into the wood for stability and support. A piece of closely matched carpet from the big box home center and its ready. It is almost unbelievable how well the color of the loveseat we picked out matches the interior color of the other items in our Forester. It looks like it came from the factory and we are very please with the results.
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Old 06-10-2016, 12:09 PM   #2
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Great job on the recliners. They look like factory.

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Old 06-11-2016, 04:14 PM   #3
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Great job on your mods!
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