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Old 05-09-2015, 11:01 PM   #1
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Wine anyone?

During my pursuit to maximize my Roo 233s storage, I realized a nice nook above my refrigerator. After carefully removing the front panel I found it was was well vented in the back of the fridge up thru the roof, and a whole bunch of nothing toward the front. After checking the temp while the fridge running, the temp was unaffected and ready for storage. I'm sure it is not everyone's taste, but my wife and I really enjoy wine, and finding good wineries on our camping adventures. New storage possibilities = wine storage for my wine-loving wife. Perfect Mothers Day surprise. Of course I had to pimp it out and add multi-colored LEDs. Who said camping can't be "fisticated"? Not me :-) What do you think?

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Old 05-09-2015, 11:03 PM   #2
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I am totally loving this!! Bookmarking for DH to see because we have been wondering what was in that space. Just too scared to pull off that panel and see. I enjoy wine, too so this is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing your idea!!
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Old 05-09-2015, 11:05 PM   #3
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Now I must ask....where did you find the inserts to hold the wine. What about the storage lid...what is it made of? Did you do the etching yourself? I am LOVING this!!! Altho we don't have the same type of camper, I am hoping this would work on ours, too!
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Old 05-09-2015, 11:12 PM   #4
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I made the box and wine cutouts myself, all wood. Found the LEDs on Amazon. The door is 3/8" Lexan that I cut out scraps from my work and an rounded the corners. The "etchings" are decals I found online. I special ordered the size for a whopping 11 bucks. Total project cost about $45. My wife's excitement...priceless!!
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Old 05-09-2015, 11:16 PM   #5
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I can only imagine how excited she was. This is a fantastic project and I am almost tempted (ALMOST) to wake DH up and make him look at these pics. Think I'll wait until tomorrow--he may be more receptive to another "honey do" project then...lol. I am so excited about this... I hope that some day soon I'll be posting pics of our version of this and giving thanks to you~~
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Old 05-09-2015, 11:21 PM   #6
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Scootinggranny, it's not a difficult project, especially if your DH is handy. I'll post a few mor pics of the build.
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Picture of the opening, I added styrofoam insulation on top of the fridge before mounting the box. About 16" deep of nothing before the insulation to the vented area.

The box is all plywood and pretty snug to the opening. Installed the LEDs and added the top.

After I mounted the box, I trimmed it out so you don't see the plywood edges or the LEDs.


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Looks gorgeous!
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Great work! Thanks for the extra info
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Nice work there...great idea....
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