Tiny Trailer Rehab Part 4: Shelves, Boy Bed and What it Looks Like Now

| 11/26/2014 9:40:00 AM

Homesteading with Mrs DAfter spending the winter and much of the summer of 2013-14 in the nice, big RV (28-foot), it was finally time to move into the 14-foot tiny trailer full-time. One nearly full-size bed was not going to be sufficient for long. The boy needed his own bed. First we had to relocate our cubbies from their present location between the dinette bench and my bed.




Shelves over my bed seemed the best solution. I pondered how to accomplish this and decided the best option was the ShelfTrak hang tracks and brackets found at Home Depot. I got 24-inch hang tracks, thinking that’s what I needed but when I got started, I realized I would need to cut them down to 12 inches. My space is 80 inches long, but my luana board shelves were only 48 inches long, so I made two staggered shelves. That works well for us, one on his side, one on my side. Even enough extra shelf for kitty to curl up on. Once I got the shelves on the brackets, I found they tilted too far forward, so I took some 1x3s, which seem to be one of my standard supplies for the trailer, and attached them across the front ends of the shelves. The finishing touches were some brightly colored scarves to cover the bare wood and metal and our cubbies.