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Old 02-17-2015, 07:06 PM   #1
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Question Best way to add shelves in closets??

We placed an order a few weeks back for a Jayflight 28BHBE. So while I wait impatiently I'm looking at mods. I'm really not a fan of the hanging closet space. One next to the pantry and 2 in the bedroom. I can't see myself hanging up stuff. I'm much more of a shelf person. So I was wondering from those who have converted the closets to shelves what you found to be the best way to do that. I don't want to start making holes and mess something up. I see a lot of people have completed this mod. So please enlighten me on the best attachment methods Thanks a ton
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:11 PM   #2
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In the small cabinets, I installed wire shelving that will hold smaller items (severl apirs of jeans for example). I bought an 8' section of the plastic coated wire shelving and a bag of the end caps at Home Depot. Cut the shelving to the desired width and hung them using large Command hooks.
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:33 PM   #3
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Look on Pinterest, they have 100s of ideas for tons of stuff. I'll try to find one idea I saw someplace and it was using command hooks on the sides and placing shelves on the hooks. Now it might no be a hook but a bracket.
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We wanted more drawer space in our unit. We have hanging space on each side of the bed, and a his & hers hanging closet in the slide out wardrobe. I build a set of 4 drawers that fit right into one side, and is free standing. Built it out of 1/4" Luan to save weight and stained them. The doors close and it's all out of sight. No screws or holes, and can be removed easily. You could do the same and make shelves. We thought about trying to find something that would fit, but decided we could get maximum room if I built one to fit the space.
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:55 PM   #5
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When I bought mine (used) it already had shelves installed that was a plus for me, I hang nothing. If you check the side walls of the closet their double wall and if you use a brad nailer with the proper length brads they won't poke out the outer wall. If you look close you can see all the brads he used to attach the side bracket.
rryman's idea is a very good that really leaves no trace.
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...snip... I'm really not a fan of the hanging closet space. ...snip... I'm much more of a shelf person. ...snip...
Yup. Same here.

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In the small cabinets, I installed wire shelving ...snip... I bought an 8' section of the plastic coated wire shelving and a bag of the end caps at Home Depot. Cut the shelving to the desired width and hung them using large Command hooks.
I did something different in a class-B to replace hanging space with shelves, but when I read this...
Hands down, this idea beats the shelving I had done before and what I was planning to do again... Consider this idea STOLEN! Thanks!
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:35 PM   #7
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I use a hanging closet organizer to add "shelves" to our wardrobe closets.
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On a previous TT we did as done on Tunce the traveler unit. Small cleats and then shelves. I also did this over the sink as it was higher than we needed for dishes etc, made the space much more usable. I also took the top drawer in the kitchen, which was a silverware drawer with dividers. It was a deep drawer which was a waste of space. I cut the existing drawer down in height and added a new drawer above it. The existing drawer front covered both drawers but was attached to the bottom drawer. When ope you could slide the top drawer in or out as needed, it allowed access to the lower drawer then. Double the useful drawer space.

I agree we don't hang that many clothes when camping, shelves were a much better utilization of the space for us.

Let us know what you decide and post some pictures !

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Old 02-18-2015, 06:36 AM   #9
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If you think out the shelf installations, It likely be left in the rig when you sell it and save the new owner from having to do it.

Look at any shelves that are factory installed and they look like the mods shown here.
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When I bought mine (used) it already had shelves installed that was a plus for me, I hang nothing. If you check the side walls of the closet their double wall and if you use a brad nailer with the proper length brads they won't poke out the outer wall. If you look close you can see all the brads he used to attach the side bracket.
rryman's idea is a very good that really leaves no trace.
I did something similar except I used wire shelving like you'd use in your closet at home that I had cut to size for the shelves
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