“Caution, items may shift during flight.”
Ever heard that phrase before? Typically reserved for air travel, it’s funny that you don’t hear that much in an RV even though the principal holds true.
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 you’re in the market for some customized RV storage space inside your RV.
RV shelf organizers
This clever idea comes from Diane on iRV2 forums. Diane and her husband teamed up to create this clever storage RV shelf 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 easily scaled to fit your choice of containers.
- Saw (Mitre, Table, or Circular)
- Drill bits for dowel and fasteners
How to build 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, an 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 valuable space in an 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!