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Molly123

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special cabinet construction
« on: February 26, 2018, 02:34:11 PM »
Hello everybody  8)
As I said in my introduction, my boyfriend/husband and I are converting our Ford Transit. Afterwards we would like to travel with it through Spain, Portugal and France. After we have already cleaned and rebuilt the cargo space and everything is ready, we started to create a bed surface. Now that we're done, we need help creating a cabinet. We would like to have one, which is divided into two areas (right and left). The right side should look something like this: https://www.sortimo.co.uk/vehicle-solutions/van-racking-solutions/sortimo-hd/. It should contain several levels divided into different sized drawers and open spaces. The individual drawers should be removable. But during the ride they shouldn't fall out. The entire cabinet should also look similar to this one (we love the "metallic look"). The left side, however, should be open and contain a crossbar, which we can use to hang clothes. The attachment of the cabinet is also a big problem. Maybe someone has already had experience with it and can help us with that? Is there legal framework that we have to comply with? We are happy for every reference. Notice: We know that the cabinet project is not going to be easy, but we would still like to try and build it ourselves.
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Re: special cabinet construction
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 03:10:42 AM »
Greetings!

Whether I was buying it or building it, I would go with something similar to this:


Then on one side put those plastic stackable drawers.  The pictured one is available at Ikea here:  http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80222281/  The sliding doors would prevent the drawers from opening during travel.

Something like this could be built lightweight and cheap by using a 2x2 frame and lightweight paneling.  Since it is sitting on the floor, a couple of L brackets at the top should hold it securely.  For that industrial look you clad it in metal, but the weight might be a drawback.

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Re: special cabinet construction
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 01:15:50 PM »
Hi Camper_Dan.
Thank you for your reply. It really helps a lot! The idea to clad the cabinet in metal is really a good idea. We did not think about that. :-[ :D
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