Adding “workable” solutions

We often work as we travel so adding devices like printers and cables to the desk area was necessary.  We opted for doors below the 32″ TV instead of the fireplace which provided a place for HP printer, scanner, copier to safely ride. Removing the back panel inside the area that Keystone put in to hide a couple wires opened the entire area.  Building another stained baltic birch shelf with sliding unit and Rockler wood cabinet slides

provided the needed height and stability.   Once again an odd shaped space adapted to good use.

Adding a 3″ brown plastic cable grommet to the desk side of the TV area from Rockler allows all the computer cables and cords to come through neatly and still access the surge protector plug installed under the TV.

Next we borrowed an idea from another Mountaineer 324 RLQ owner and added an inside switch for the hot water heater.  About 18 inches of electrical wire $2, a switch w/indicator light $7, cover plate $0.49 and a $1.17 shallow box from Home Depot – now we don’t have to go outside to turn on the electric hot water feature and the lighted switch tells us when it’s energized.  Since we have an abundant supply of Mesquite in Texas we crafted a butcher knife block to hang above the switch area. We even added turquiose inlays on the front to make it distinctive.  The area where this is located is simply a hollow area for wires and vents to run but careful measuring allowed a place to mount the block.

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    • We are using the twenty eleven theme and building on that base. Hope you get some ideas from us as we felt it was good to share what we learned.

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