Introduction: Pop-up Mod - Added Shelving
We have lots of room for sleeping in our pop-up with a king, queen and two twin beds...unfortunately this comes at the cost of a lack in storage. So my dad and I thought that we could solve that problem a bit by adding some shelving above the sink area and a storage area right by the entry door.
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Step 1: Materials and Tools
We purchased all materials that we did not have on hand from lowes. Materials: 6' linen wire shelving (the linen clost shelving is deeper than the traditional shelving, but its up to you.) -- $13 Chain - we greatly overestimated how much chain we would need. We used about 6' with of chain at $.43 a linear foot. S hooks - we found that you can actually bend the chain we used to serve this purpose but you may nÃÂ©e them depending on your chain. $1.50 for 6 (you will need 16) Rivnuts and screws - we used rivnuts to secure the shelling to the ceiling. There are other ways to attach it if you don't have access to the rivnuts tool. -- $0 Suggested tools. Pliers - to bend the chain apart Rivnuts tool - to place the rivnuts in the ceiling. Screwdriver - to screw in screws :) Cut off wheel - to cut apart the shelf Sharpie - to mark where to drill Drill and bits - we used a centering bit and a sheet metal bit to make sure we did not drill in too far.
Step 2: Cut Shelving
Using the cut out tool we cut the 6' shelling piece in half to form two 3' sections. This was much cheaper (at least for us) than buying two three foot sections. As you can see in the second picture 3' is about the size of the sink counter. We also added tips to the end to prevent and cut heads.
Step 3: Mark and Drill Holes
To mark the holes we were very sophisticated - we held the shelf to the ceiling where we wanted it and using a sharpie marked where the second wire cross beams were. Resulting in our four marks. Because we were also putting in one of those closet hangers as well we used the same process for that as well. To drill the holes we used a centering bit and a step bit so we could measure exactly how wide we wanted the holes to be.
Step 4: Install Rivnuts
This is the step you may need to do something different if you do not have access to a rivnut tool. You may be able to use the spreading drywall or plaster anchors in place of the rivnuts.
Step 5: Install Hanging Hardware
We needed to ensure that the shelves could be removed quickly for fold down yet string enough to use To hang we put a 90 degree bend in some S hooks. After doing this however we realized we could have done the same with a link if chain. We then crimped some S hooks to the chain so that the second shelf hangs from the first but is optional. We placed the chains to go around the back I. The back and around the front in the front so that the chain does not slide on the shelf wire. For the other shelf we actually did use the chain and I really liked the result.
Step 6: Hang Shelves!
Now simply hang the shelves and fill with whatever you want. It will not hold a ton of weight but will hold food stuff, clothing and other misc things.