I am gonna fit a small shelf....

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  1. Jaws

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    It is to put an HD tuner on.. roughly 6" sticking out by say 10" long
    It will be mounted below the telly directly on to the bulkhead
    I would like it to look neat and tidy ( otherwise I will get it in the neck ! )

    Whilst I am pretty handy with things mechanical and electrical, wood and such like is little short of an anathema to me as the only thing I ever seem to make from it is a mess !!..

    Soooooooo
    What would the panel ( :) ) suggest I use to make such a shelf ?
     
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    Marble or slate!?
     
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    I have had a look and all the 'normal' shelf options are just miles too big !
     
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    B&q pine board, cut to size and then stain it to your choice to fit in with your van.... (y)
     
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    How about Perspex?
    Thin and lightweight, can be purchased online, cut to size with polished edges.
    Looks almost invisible in use

    Fix to wall with the same brackets used for glass shelves
     
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    B&Q, Wickes etc .. sell floating shelf brakets and shelving in various widths.. cut to length
     
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    Agree with above B&Q is best answer - they will even cut to size if you ask nice.
     
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    I shall refer you to your own post from October 2013!!

     
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    Number 8 on the above link John
     
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    How heavy is the HD tuner? If it isn't very could you stick it to the wall with Velcro? This would avoid the need for a shelf. Alternatively, if there is a wardrobe behind the telly stick the tuner in there, again secured with the sticky stuff.
     
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    What the big box thing ?
    The next one would be perfect though, if it was not £70 and was half the length :)

    The bulkhead in question is the one linking hab to cab DBK.. It is not very long and has a cloth covering over half of it.
    The issue with the unit being flat up agin the wall is that it will not 'see' the remote control :(
    It would certainly be light enough for a velcro attachment mind you !
     
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    Velcro to ceiling?
     
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    Are you wanting to leave it there permanently or remove it when you travel?
     
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    It will stay there mate
     
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    Oi ... I'm a girlie!!!! :p Mate indeed! :rolleyes:

    Do you have a picture of the tuner so we can see what it's like?
     
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