During the camper’s “Weight Loss Plan” I needed a solution for storing some of the awkward and greasy items that we keep in the pass-through storage compartment of our camper. Hot-dog sticks, pie irons, and weight distribution bars don’t store well and will often get grease and soot on anything they touch. After scrolling Pinterest I thought the best solution would be to “hang” these items either on the side or the top of the pass-through storage compartment. However, when I started to think through this option I realized that the framing in this part of the camper is aluminum, which would make attaching things to it more difficult–for my skill set at least. So I opted to make some simple “boxes” that would organize the items–i.e., keep the grime contained–and allow us to still be able to stack things on top of the boxes.
Here’s how I made these camper storage boxes:
Step 1: Determine the size (length and width) that you will need for your box and cut 1″ x 3″ boards to these dimensions. I suggest only using three sides for the frame: two length pieces and one width for the back. This will allow for an opening at the front to easily pull things out from under the frame.
Step 2: Cut a piece of board to fit this frame (for me one frame board was 2′ x 3′ and the other was 8″ x 3′ sections). My suggestion is to use thin material like underlayment or thin OSB board to keep the weight down.
Step 3: Attach this board to your frame. I used a small finish nail gun.
Step 4: Make sure none of your nails missed their mark. 🙂
Presto! Now the dirty and sooty items will not be in constant contact with the other items in the pass through storage compartment.
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