Adapting a small TV stand to bedding storage.
I had this small TV stand/cart and have been using behind my recliner in the living room area of our Hitch Hiker 5th wheel. I realized that nearly everything stored on it was extra bedding, the thought s-l-o-w-l-y sunk in that maybe it should be in the bedroom! Duh! Huh?
Well … not quite cool. The floor is uneven. There is a ledge about 5 ½ inches high that protrudes from the wall about 3 inches. No problem! Buy 5 ½ inch legs and attach to the front of the cabinet.
Off we go to Lowes. Legs? Yes they had them. A very friendly store employee took me right to them. Attaching hardware? Nope! On back-order. Come back next week.
See, there’s here is the situation with that; I have to drive nearly 50 miles to ‘come back next week’. The only reason I was near a Lowe’s in the first place is because I had other shopping to do in the area and THAT made the drive worth while. The idea of driving 50 miles for a $10 purchase was not in my plans.
Stop at Ace Hardware. A very friendly employee asks what he can help with. 5 ½ furniture legs and attachment hardware, if you have it. He took me to them. Asked how many legs I wanted and which type of hardware, straight or angled? Straight. Here you are, thank you for stopping in.
Today, armed with the hardware I began the conversion. First, remove the castors from the cabinet. Secondly attach the mounting hardware. (you will notice that the hardware assumes a large flat surface to which it will be attached.) I don’t have a large flat area. I could go back and purchase some lumber with which to create a large flat surface …. Or …. I could just turn the hardware 45 degrees and use two screws instead of four.
I know it’s not neat. I’m not a cabinet maker. I’m an RVer making use of what I already have. I’m a conservationist! A recycler! A cobbler of junk parts into something useful. And it works.