Stopping Freezer Drop

Here’s a photo of a shelf on the inside of the door of our kitchen freezer:

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2 days ago my wife asked me yesterday if I could make something that would prevent thinner items from sliding out onto the floor through the gap between guard rail and the bottom of the shelf.

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This is what I came up with. I can’t print taller than 300mm so I chose to make 2 pieces to cover the entire width of the guard rail.

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From this angle you can see how the new guard will slide over the existing guard rail. The circle on the left is a ‘mouse ear’ that holds the thin end of the guard to the bed. The reason for the wide bottom is to have the items stored on the shelf help hold the guard in place.

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1 section of the new guard in place. The fit is quite nice.

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Finally, a shot of the new guard at work. It works beautifully. A 2nd piece is printing as I type this.

It must be very satisfying to be able to design and build something functional that is actually useful I presume because my design skills are are limited in 3d.

I don’t know about very satisfying, but it is nice to see a ‘problem’ and be able to find a way to mitigate it.

The guard is pretty slick. Looks like it will also make the wife happy which is always a good thing.