|Forum topic by DrPuk2U||posted 06-20-2016 06:03 PM||334 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
06-20-2016 06:03 PM
My wife owns a horse, which she keeps at a barn/stable near us. As part of her fees, she gets a small cupboard/closet, which consists of a space about 6 feet high, 2 feet wide and 2 feet deep. It has two shelves, one about a foot off the bottom and one about a foot down from the top. There is a saddle rack (like the blue one here in the middle facing outwards) The cupboard has a plywood door. (I’ll get more accurate measurements shortly, but those are the rough estimates).
I can’t destroy the carcase of the closet or do anything too radical, but my wife has asked me to help her organize the interior. Currently it’s a messy jumble, with stuff shoved to the back (since it’s fairly deep) which means one often has to take all sorts of stuff out (you wouldn’t believe how much stuff you need to care for a horse :-) in order to get something at the back.
So I’m looking for ideas on how to best use the space. My nascent thinking is that I should try to leverage the depth available by making some form of hinged shelves that swing out.
I should mention the other constraint is that this IS a stable – I can’t go in there with a workbench and a saw and start making a huge racket. I’d be hung from the rafters. So I need to build something in my shop that I just “install” (as quietly as possible).
If anyone has ideas, experience or pointers to where I might find some ideas, I’d be very appreciative. TIA
-- Ric, Northern Illinois, "Design thrice, measure twice, cut once... slap forehead, start over"