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bertman 02-23-2014 08:37 PM

Tour Ellipse QD enhancements
 
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Also wanted to show off my handywork on my QD. Added a drawer under the cooktop above the dishwasher. Makes a convenient place for knives, cooking utensils, etc. The existing blank panel was removed and used for the drawer front. Secondly, I added a ceiling fan in the living room/kitchen. I used the same brand of fan that Winne uses in the bedroom. Power was obtained from the existing ceiling vent fan location. Does a great job of moving air with or without using AC. Both fans utilize a remote control so that fan speeds and on/off can be controlled remotely. Anyone want details, let me know.

Jbmsr 02-24-2014 12:06 AM

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Originally Posted by bertman (Post 1940967)
Also wanted to show off my handywork on my QD. Added a drawer under the cooktop above the dishwasher. Makes a convenient place for knives, cooking utensils, etc. The existing blank panel was removed and used for the drawer front. Secondly, I added a ceiling fan in the living room/kitchen. I used the same brand of fan that Winne uses in the bedroom. Power was obtained from the existing ceiling vent fan location. Does a great job of moving air with or without using AC. Both fans utilize a remote control so that fan speeds and on/off can be controlled remotely. Anyone want details, let me know.

bertman
You are brilliant! I love it all! We are having that drawer! What an awsome idea! Can't wait to show my DW.
Jesse

Ranger Rick 02-24-2014 02:27 PM

Bertman
 
Love the drawer, how much did you enlarge the original opening and how deep did you make the drawer? I noticed the back of a electrical box on the right side, obviously you couldn't go beyond that for drawer depth. Also interested in how you mounted drawer guides? Great idea and I look forward to your response.

Ranger Rick
2013 Tour QD

marco1b 02-24-2014 02:40 PM

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Originally Posted by bertman (Post 1940967)
Also wanted to show off my handywork on my QD. Added a drawer under the cooktop above the dishwasher. Makes a convenient place for knives, cooking utensils, etc. The existing blank panel was removed and used for the drawer front. Secondly, I added a ceiling fan in the living room/kitchen. I used the same brand of fan that Winne uses in the bedroom. Power was obtained from the existing ceiling vent fan location. Does a great job of moving air with or without using AC. Both fans utilize a remote control so that fan speeds and on/off can be controlled remotely. Anyone want details, let me know.

Great job on finding more drawer space in the kitchen. I would have never thought of that. Please share on how you did it, as it is going on my growing list of things to do.

Thanks,

Mark

bertman 02-26-2014 02:25 PM

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The Kitchen Drawer . . . Pop off the blank plate above the dishwasher. Enlarge the cutout to 3 1/2" high by 19" wide. Look to the back of the opening. At the rear is a metal plate that is part of the guard for the range top. Fasten a piece of 3" high by 20" wide by 3/4" wood to this plate. This will make it easier to fasten the drawer slide brackets. Drawer is 18" wide and 20" deep by 2 1/2" high. Made from 1/2" Baltic Birch Plywood. Drawer slides are Woodworkers Hardware (wwhardware.com) KV8400 BRV18. These are made for RV use with a stay closed feature (VERY IMPORTANT!). About $20. Use the blank plate removed in first step as the drawer front. I did find the exact drawer pull that WB uses on the above site but don't have the P/N. I also fabricate a simple piece of sheetmetal fastened to the top of the cutout and extending to the rear of the stove top. Not sure if this is really necessary as there is absolutely no heat or open flame below the stove top. But, just a precaution. Let me know if you need more info.

bertman 02-26-2014 02:31 PM

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Hey JBMSR . . . nice slide out for the trash. But, I have to say . . mine is better!!!! 38 bottles of the finest, refreshment! Just kidding, but I'll let the DW deal with the trash, I'll manage the wine!

Jbmsr 02-26-2014 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by bertman (Post 1944798)
Hey JBMSR . . . nice slide out for the trash. But, I have to say . . mine is better!!!! 38 bottles of the finest, refreshment! Just kidding, but I'll let the DW deal with the trash, I'll manage the wine!

I LOVE IT!
LOL
I have a trash tray.
You have a get trashed tray!

Jesse

marco1b 02-26-2014 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by bertman (Post 1944793)
The Kitchen Drawer . . . Pop off the blank plate above the dishwasher. Enlarge the cutout to 3 1/2" high by 19" wide. Look to the back of the opening. At the rear is a metal plate that is part of the guard for the range top. Fasten a piece of 3" high by 20" wide by 3/4" wood to this plate. This will make it easier to fasten the drawer slide brackets. Drawer is 18" wide and 20" deep by 2 1/2" high. Made from 1/2" Baltic Birch Plywood. Drawer slides are Woodworkers Hardware (wwhardware.com) KV8400 BRV18. These are made for RV use with a stay closed feature (VERY IMPORTANT!). About $20. Use the blank plate removed in first step as the drawer front. I did find the exact drawer pull that WB uses on the above site but don't have the P/N. I also fabricate a simple piece of sheetmetal fastened to the top of the cutout and extending to the rear of the stove top. Not sure if this is really necessary as there is absolutely no heat or open flame below the stove top. But, just a precaution. Let me know if you need more info.

Bob, thank you for the very detailed instructions. My coach is sitting in the cold right now but this project is defintely on my list. One of the first things I noticed after getting the coach was the limited drawer space, particularly for larger utensils. This is perfect! When I actually get to the project I may have some additional questions.

Thanks for sharing!

Mark

Ranger Rick 02-27-2014 10:31 AM

Drawer above dishwasher
 
Bertrand,thanks for the detailed response to drawer install. It looks like you also installed rear mounting brackets to attach slides in the back, if that is true do you have a part number or are they just kv 8400 rear brackets? Thanks again.


Ranger rick
Tour QD 2013

counched out 02-27-2014 01:55 PM

front drawer
 
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Originally Posted by bertman (Post 1944793)
The Kitchen Drawer . . . Pop off the blank plate above the dishwasher. Enlarge the cutout to 3 1/2" high by 19" wide. Look to the back of the opening. At the rear is a metal plate that is part of the guard for the range top. Fasten a piece of 3" high by 20" wide by 3/4" wood to this plate. This will make it easier to fasten the drawer slide brackets. Drawer is 18" wide and 20" deep by 2 1/2" high. Made from 1/2" Baltic Birch Plywood. Drawe:thumb:r slides are Woodworkers Hardware (wwhardware.com) KV8400 BRV18. These are made for RV use with a stay closed feature (VERY IMPORTANT!). About $20. Use the blank plate removed in first step as the drawer front. I did find the exact drawer pull that WB uses on the above site but don't have the P/N. I also fabricate a simple piece of sheetmetal fastened to the top of the cutout and extending to the rear of the stove top. Not sure if this is really necessary as there is absolutely no heat or open flame below the stove top. But, just a precaution. Let me know if you need more info.

Bob, very nice job. I went out and started on mine, but noticed my front blank is only 3 3/8" wide. Yours must be wider to make your opening 3 1/2" wide. It looks like I can on go only 3 1/4" wide on the opening unless I am missing something. Also did you remove the cooktop or just work through the opening you made in the front. Again very nice job.

sawdustsal 02-27-2014 09:04 PM

OMG! I just KNEW that we could have a drawer there! Now the husband has no excuses because it's already been done! WooooHooooo!
THANK YOU!

Freestyle21 02-28-2014 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by sawdustsal (Post 1946738)
OMG! I just KNEW that we could have a drawer there! Now the husband has no excuses because it's already been done! WooooHooooo!
THANK YOU!

LOL someone's in trouble!

Jbmsr 02-28-2014 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by counched out (Post 1946165)
Bob, very nice job. I went out and started on mine, but noticed my front blank is only 3 3/8" wide. Yours must be wider to make your opening 3 1/2" wide. It looks like I can on go only 3 1/4" wide on the opening unless I am missing something. Also did you remove the cooktop or just work through the opening you made in the front. Again very nice job.

I wonder if the clearance is different with the type of cook top.
Jesse

Jbmsr 03-02-2014 10:29 AM

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Our Ideal Rest controllers and cords finally have a home and no longer irritate the DW. Took me 16 months. Sometimes the simplest things matter so much.

Jesse


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