“Caution, items may shift during flight.” Ever heard that phrase before? Typically reserved for air travel, its funny that you don’t hear that much in a RV even though the principal holds true. If I have had stuff spill out of a RV shelf cabinet once then it must have been a 100 times over the years. There are entire RV product lines devoted to helping keep your stuff where you left it. But why buy what you can make (or have made)? It tends to be more gratifying than a trip to the store. This RV shelf organizer design is something worth considering if your in the market for some customized RV storage space inside your RV.
This clever idea comes from Diane at the IRV2 forums. Diane and her husband teamed up to come up with a clever storage RV shelf made from just a few pieces of wood, plastic containers, and a dowel rod. The result is a functional and practical space for storing whatever you desire. This design is easy scaled to fit your choice of containers
Tools Needed for RV Shelf Organizers:
- Saw (Mitre, Table, or Circular)
- Drill Bits for Dowel and Fasteners
Materials Needed for RV Shelf Organizers
The best bet is to start with the containers first. Purchase a few that suit your storage needs and size requirements. Then build the shelf around it. In the photo they chose containers with handles to thread the dowel rod through. Convenient but not necessarily needed if the outer RV shelf organizer is built to fit the containers in. In lieu of the dowel rod, Quirky Loopits could be used to stretch across the front of the box instead. With the array of storage containers available, a RV shelf organizer could be built to really any dimensions. In this case it was mounted under a cabinet which has some size constraints. We have also seen these mounted over the main entry door, next to the recliner, and other unused wall space.
We are always on the lookout for interesting ways to keep the valuable space in a RV organized and clutter free! If you have any comments or thoughts on RV shelf organizers please submit a comment below, we would love to hear from you!