Building a box to hide the wiring above the rear doors. Covered with some of the leftover Tweed from the ceiling. As a bonus, I include a hidden box to stash my valuables.
To hide the existing wires above the rear doors, I build a cover out of 3/32 inch plywood. To give this plywood a curve on both ends, that complements the curve of the metal frame, I cut multiple grooves into the plywood with a 1/16 inch saw blade that I borrowed from my dado set. The grooves go all the way through except for the top layer.
When this plywood board is ready, I fit it against the metal frame, after having filled the grooves with wood glue. While supporting the board, the glue will dry and the new curve will remain in place. Then this board is removed and stored, while I continue with the remainder of the project.
I add small blocks at regular intervals along the edge of one of the boards; wood glue is sufficient, yet I include a few screws to be sure. When this cover is ready and fits, I start working on my ‘hidden box’.
For aesthetic reasons, I fill a small space between the cover and the cabinet, that houses the fridge, with a small box. This box has a push lock, which makes it virtually invisible.
Before final installation, I cover all the parts with some leftover automotive tweed, that I used on the ceiling of the van. A few black screws with black finish washers ill keep it all together.
TOOLS & MATERIALS*
Cabinet Push Lock
3M-77 Spray Glue
Black Screws & Finish Washers
Dado Blade Set
Black Screws & Finish Washers (long)
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