I made the best shelf for my aluminum
foil, gallon-size storage bags, etc. Okay, under my sink was this cavernous space that was too tall to neatly organize. There was a lot of room, but not a usable as I wanted.
Between the sink and stove is an area approximately 1' wide. What I did was cut a piece of 1/4" thick wood to fit and used two hinges to attach it to the bulkhead closest the stove, down approximately 4" from the bottom of the countertop. To hold it up (the side closest to the sink/parallel to the sink basin) I attached a couple of eyebolts into the bottom of the counter top and used some string. There really wasn't a place to secure the sink side to anything so the string worked out just fine. A small (.75") piece of wood along the sink edge keeps everything on the shelf. It is slightly tilted toward the sink and yes, when it's time to get out the tin foil I have to take out the baggies first.
Because the shelf goes all the way out to the hull
, I can also store my spare garbage bags outbound, behind the bags and tin foil.
The shelf ends about 3" from the sink so I ca reach in with relative ease.
Now just this week I decided to go ahead and add a paper towel holder beneath this shelf. One hole drilled at the back of the shelf (small stuff thru and tied with a figure-eight knot) then thru a piece of teak
about 18" long -- scrap/already had the holes drilled -- anyway, a second hole thru the bottom of the shelf and another knot
... well, it's not elegant, but it sure does get the paper towels put away/out of the way and yet accessible.
The shelf has held up well -- I've been using it for 4 years and see no bends in the wood. That's probably because the back is hinged/supported, the front is strengthened by the teak
brace and the items on the shelf are not particularly heavy. That's what I've done and I'm satisfied with the convenience -- nothing else could have gone up there anyway.
Hope this helps! I love my galley... it is the heart of our home.