Access panel Shelf

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Project by anigan posted 12-18-2013 06:09 PM 1341 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A few weeks ago I had to cut an access panel (aka big hole) in my sons bedroom wall to access some leaky shower pipes. His room has faux wood paneling on the walls which made covering his hole a bit of a conundrum. But with a Kreg Jig and some scrap wood I was able to come up with a decent looking solution. Shelf is 2 5/8” deep to accommodate the pipe behind it.

The hole wasn’t near any studs so I had to place some small blocks of wood behind the wall. The shelf and molding are one piece and the molding covers the screws I had to use to attach the scrap 2×4s. The shelf is held in place with screws tagged into the the side of the shelf and covered over with those plastic screw covers you find in flat pack furniture (purchased at home depot)

A bit more useful than a access panel cover!

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#1 posted 12-18-2013 06:25 PM

Very Resourceful

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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#2 posted 12-18-2013 08:30 PM

Great idea. It’s so much nicer than an access door. Great job.

-- --bch

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