Thanks! My plan was to make it so the jars were the height of the open space and just a little narrower than the shelf width, so the only way to get them out was to lift straight up and pull out, But I screwed up on attaching the 1.5x.25 strips and had to get smaller jars. I think I can make inserts for when traveling that are held in place by the lip created by the 1.5x.25 strip lip. The third option is chord or maybe clear elastic, but I'm trying to avoid that. I did buy plastic jars, just in case....As much as I like magnets, you need more. The problem is that the directional force you would use to remove the jar (tilt the top outward) is exactly what it would do in a sharp curve.
You need something to hold the tops in place.
And BTW, that's some really nice cabinet making.
Those are great looking cabinets. I am wondering if those jars will be clinking and clanking from every bump in the road. Have you tried thumping the cabinets to see it they make noise?My storage shelf. It gets mounted above the sink but I can't decide whether to paint it all white or 2 tones of dark wood. I'll have to test the poplar and see if it will stain to a dark espresso color. I've got a lot of white in this van, so this could be a nice accent painted dark.
I cut the top and bottom 3.5"x 33", the sides 3.25" x23" and the shelves 3" deep. That way the 1.5" x .25" poplar strips sit nice and cover all the nails. The jars stay put because of the lip, but I might put magnets on the bottom of the jars, especially on the three tall spaghetti jars that go in the center.
This was my biggest concern with the designing of the built-in elements. Everything is bolted and screwed to the walls, the floor and whatever piece is next to it. Even this piece is solidly screwed together.... we must also respect the G forces that would be involved in a potential accident.
Thank you! I imagine there will be clinking and clanking. Even just having stuff in cabinets must make noise. I've not attached the back yet because I need to paint it separate from the shelves, but once it's up I'll do a test drive and see what I'm up against.Those are great looking cabinets. I am wondering if those jars will be clinking and clanking from every bump in the road. Have you tried thumping the cabinets to see it they make noise?
Thanks! Love your idea of drilling holes!Lola, I like your design...how about fastening a length of bungee cord across the openings, attached to the inside of the face frames? One piece could go the entire length of the cabinet passing through holes in the intermediate vertical members.