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Old 07-11-2015, 09:06 PM   #1
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removing bed support and putting short dresser in?

I have a Vibe 268RKS and it's sorely lacking in bedroom storage. I'm strongly considering pulling the underbed storage box and putting in a couple small dressers. Ikea has a couple two drawer units about 22" tall which is the exact height of the storage box. Are there any issues I should think about before diving into this? I would screw the dresser(s) down and probably piece together whatever I need to make it look decent. I cant imagine it's too involved and alot cheaper than having cabinets made up for the purpose. I'm no carpenter by any means.
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Old 07-13-2015, 01:13 PM   #2
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I have used a lot of IKEA furniture and generally it is great. I did consider it for the mods to my trailer but for various reasons did not do so. IKEA furniture can be very heavy, which was one reason I built my own box - and I am no carpenter either. I would also not rely on the way they hold the main box together as those screw mechanisms (sorry I don't know their technical name) are not as secure as normal cabinetry and have to be tightened and checked every so often. Remember the trailer bounces and vibrates down the road and also flexes as you move through it. I would buy some of Ikea's wonderful plastic shelf brackets to add to the main structure of the box to keep it tight. They are light and strong. I have used them quite a bit for various projects.
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