Shock Cord Projects

Aboard Barefoot Gal, we use shock cord for a number of different things. Most of our recent projects are pretty self-explanatory, so here’s a photo tour.

Retaining storage containers on shelves:

A bunch of really simple things I've done with shock cord to improve Barefoot Gal!

Here’s how we attached the shock cord to the wood (read how we make shock cord loops here):

A bunch of really simple things I've done with shock cord to improve Barefoot Gal!

Then I added a paper towel holder (note hooks for trash and recycling bags under the bottom shelf):

A bunch of really simple things I've done with shock cord to improve Barefoot Gal!

Retaining straps on book shelves (despite being on a catamaran, things will fall — particularly with the wakes of passing boats):

A bunch of really simple things I've done with shock cord to improve Barefoot Gal!

And space saving towel racks:

A bunch of really simple things I've done with shock cord to improve Barefoot Gal!

On our previous boat, Que Tal, we also made lots of shock cord retainer straps for storage bins, both inside large lockers and in a couple of places where they sat on shelves or the floor.

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3 Comments
  • LaDonna Thomas
    Posted at 23 February 2015 Reply

    You don’t use lock & lock anymore?

    • The Boat Galley
      Posted at 23 February 2015 Reply

      I do for most of my stuff (and prefer them!) . . . but this shelf was already built in the boat and the lock and lock were just a tiny bit too big to fit in the lip 🙁 I found these Rubbermaid ones — they don’t have the positive locks but they do snap into each other, which works well when I stack them.

    • LaDonna Thomas
      Posted at 23 February 2015 Reply

      Thought you found something you liked better. So glad to see Barefoot Gal is behaving better these days

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