Something had to be done with all the shoes lying around the motorhome. So, I repurposed a broken hanging shoe bag, which is now attached to the end of the bed, at the floor. I cut off the bag’s one remaining hanger. I positioned the bag horizontally so that the openings for shoes face upward. Then, I used industrial-strength hook-and-loop fasteners with peel-and-stick backing to attach the shoe bag to the end of the bed. I attached the fastener in a horizontal stripe to the upper portion of the bag and a second stripe across the lower portion. Remember not to remove the backing strip of the hook-and-loop fastener until you are ready to attach it to the desired location.
Patricia J. Bowen, F431285
Steering Wheel Desk
When my grandchildren are visiting, a little extra space is needed for my PC or for eating, so I made a steering wheel desk for my motorhome. I cut a piece of scrap T-11 plywood siding 1 inch wider than the wheel and 1 inch lower than the height of the wheel. I positioned the plywood on the wheel where I wanted it and outlined the wheel using a pencil. I cut two pieces of wood, each 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch by 2 inches, and glued them to the back of the plywood at the 2 o’clock and 10 o’clock positions; this allows the desk to rest on the wheel and not move. I then cut a piece of wood, 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch by 17 inches, and glued it to the bottom front of the desk to keep things from sliding off. I stained the desk and applied polyurethane. The desk is thin and stores next to the driver’s seat. Of course, it should not be used when the motorhome is moving.
Richard Kolsch, F418157
Editor’s note: Padding the desk’s bottom and flanges will ensure that the steering wheel is not scratched.