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Forum topic by leftcoaster posted 09-14-2018 06:21 PM 243 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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leftcoaster

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09-14-2018 06:21 PM

We have a closet under the stairs. It’s drywalled under the stairs, so it’s basically a triangular space.

I need to have access to the floor as there is an access panel to the crawl space. So I will build some carts at that height.

On the wall, I would like to have a bunch of cubbies for paper products, large pots, wine… These need to be of different sizes.

Which of these sounds like the best way to go at this?

Build “bookshelves” of varying heights and widths, with vertical partitions;

Build boxes and stack them modularly;

Something else?

The attached shows the rough idea, but the cubbies are all the same size. I need to change them up.


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ajshobby

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#1 posted 09-14-2018 08:48 PM

How often are you going to need to have access to the crawl space? is this going to be used for storage or just access to the occasional mechanical check or more regular than that. Id probably figure I want regular access and make a full built in. Around the access panel i would do a cabinet with doors to hide the crawlspace but still allow me access on a regular basis. Anything i stored in that cabinet would be in bins to allow quick removal for access to the crawl space. I wouldn’t want to move stacks of books anytime i need to access a crawl space.

AJ in Mpls

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leftcoaster

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#2 posted 09-15-2018 02:41 PM



How often are you going to need to have access to the crawl space? is this going to be used for storage or just access to the occasional mechanical check or more regular than that. Id probably figure I want regular access and make a full built in. Around the access panel i would do a cabinet with doors to hide the crawlspace but still allow me access on a regular basis. Anything i stored in that cabinet would be in bins to allow quick removal for access to the crawl space. I wouldn t want to move stacks of books anytime i need to access a crawl space.

AJ in Mpls

- ajshobby

I’ve never opened it in 6 years. Still, I was planning on having rollaway access to it and am focused on a wall hung cubby structure starting above counter height. Ideas?

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leftcoaster

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#3 posted 09-15-2018 03:23 PM

I should have been more clear. I do not want to build a floor standing unit. I’m looking to make a wall hung cabinet with different sizes of cubbies that fit in an under-stair location.

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#4 posted 09-15-2018 03:31 PM

Here are a couple of oddball cubbies I built.
There not triangle shaped, but may give you some different ideas.

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 09-15-2018 03:53 PM

maybe hinges at the access door to crawl space :<))

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leftcoaster

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#6 posted 09-15-2018 06:21 PM



Here are a couple of oddball cubbies I built.
There not triangle shaped, but may give you some different ideas.

- jbay

jbay, those are awesome. Very similar to some I saw in a Local museum. Could you describe the construction please?

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