I know… it’s a shelf.
Woo Hoo! Big deal.
But seriously, it WAS a lot of work.
A while back, I stated that I was going to use these stainless steel shelves from Ikea.
It turns out that these are total crap.
The shelf is SUPER thin metal.
The material underneath it is compressed PAPER!
Not wood, not mdf, PAPER!
A couple of weeks ago, I cut out the window from the side of the truck.
Lots of material to work with.
Using the table saw, I cut around the beams.
Ground out all the rivets and separated the beams from the sheet.
Then I cut the the beams in half to use them as supports for the shelf.
And after a day in the garage trying to figure it out…
Nice and strong. All aluminum. Color matches the rest of the truck.
40 inches long. Made 2 of them.
Pretty darn impressed with me.
They work really well.
And then I added the tie downs to stop them from bouncing around.