Posted July 19, 2019 13:51:49With its long reach and generous storage capacity, the great outdoors storage shelf is a perfect spot for storing your family’s collection of outdoor gear.
But it can also hold up to 10 people, a finding that has researchers asking what the future holds for such a popular piece of gear.
Dr Paul Hirsch, from the Australian Institute of Marine Science in Hobart, says the shelf has become a popular solution to the storage needs of Australians.
“It is something that Australians have always had, it’s been in our homes for a long time,” he said.
“We’ve always had a really wide range of outdoor furniture and other outdoor equipment that we can store.”
The shelf is designed to house an average of about a dozen or more people, and is the size of a deck chair.
While there are some differences to how the shelf works in a car, for instance, it is designed with a built-in overhead air compressor and ventilator system to keep out the elements.
“If you have an old car and you want to use it for storage you could just put the car in storage and put it on the shelf,” Dr Hirsch said.
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