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Old 08-27-2018, 08:13 AM   #1
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Default Ameri-Lite 198BH -- Storage help

Looking to add some extra storage and would like to know if anyone has ever cut into the highlighted box under the cabinet.

This is located in the front, next to the queen bed.

Thanks!
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Old 08-28-2018, 04:05 AM   #2
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Instead of looking for storage at this location, I suggest you to modify the small shelve above your bed. That's what I did and I didn't regret it.
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:47 AM   #3
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What materials did you use? Looks like you matched the current cabinet very well. I've been thinking about doing this since it tends to get cluttered up there.
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Old 08-31-2018, 10:36 PM   #4
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Looking to add some extra storage and would like to know if anyone has ever cut into the highlighted box under the cabinet.

This is located in the front, next to the queen bed.

Thanks!
On our AmeriLite 21 the area you highlighted is a storage area with inside and outside access doors. The outside door has a lock.
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Old 09-03-2018, 04:07 PM   #5
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I have not looked into that area, but in my 199DD I have added a few hanging baskets on the bathroom and wall above the bed (between the dinette and window) that add a lot of storage. I’ll find some pics if you are interested! I am always interested in what owners of similar smaller units have done! Chris
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Old 09-04-2018, 09:48 AM   #6
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Did some exploring and it turns out to be wasted space. Cut an opening in it this weekend and just tapped into lots of storage.

Has anyone found a stain or the veneer that matches cabinets? I would like to make a door to cover the opening.
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I just bought a 198BH and I was thinking of opening up this space.
Do you have any finished photos?
Does the flooring continue under there?
Did you put doors or shelves?

Thanks,
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:51 PM   #8
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I just enclosed my son's AmeriLite 259BH underbed storage - didn't get the need for a 'pass thru' to an un-insulated 'storage' area... just built a simple 2x2 divider wall underneath the existing frame, added some 'insulated board' to the inside, and covered with some extra paneling, just to keep anything from accidentally punching thru the insulating board.

I like the idea, also, of using the lower side cabinets as additional storage, or interior shelves... that'll be my next project, as the rear of this area is basically 'lost' storage space from the outside, anyway.

Thanks for the idea! : )

(by the way, now that I think of it, you could easily add some pull-out drawers at the end of the bedframe... now, that's another storage idea for my list!)
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If you have any pics that would be great, also if you wouldnt mind I'm very interested to hear how the next project goes.

Thanks for posting
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I just enclosed my son's AmeriLite 259BH underbed storage - didn't get the need for a 'pass thru' to an un-insulated 'storage' area... just built a simple 2x2 divider wall underneath the existing frame, added some 'insulated board' to the inside, and covered with some extra paneling, just to keep anything from accidentally punching thru the insulating board.

I like the idea, also, of using the lower side cabinets as additional storage, or interior shelves... that'll be my next project, as the rear of this area is basically 'lost' storage space from the outside, anyway.

Thanks for the idea! : )

(by the way, now that I think of it, you could easily add some pull-out drawers at the end of the bedframe... now, that's another storage idea for my list!)
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Old 05-23-2019, 05:24 PM   #10
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yep, I'll try to remember to post some photos tomorrow : )
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