Staining the Rear Wall

June 7, 2015 Categories Camper Van

A transformer exploded in the neighborhood today (the electrical kind, not awesome robot kind) so getting any work done was out of the question. About all I could do was stain the rear wall and add some caulking around the exterior side of the wall to keep light from entering/escaping. The power was restored not … Continue reading Staining the Rear Wall

Building the Rear Wall

June 6, 2015 Categories Camper Van

I spent this morning cutting plywood for the inside of the second bed. Once I had the plywood cut and installed, I carpeted the entire thing. I don’t plan on making any secret compartments in this one, as the only part that is recessed is too shallow to be useful on its own. It should … Continue reading Building the Rear Wall

Building the Second Bed

June 5, 2015 Categories Camper Van

This morning I carpeted the small storage area under the floor in the rear of the van. After carpeting it, I used some 1x2s to create a small lip to rest the lid on. I drilled a 1″ wide hole in the center of the lid in order to pull the lid off and I … Continue reading Building the Second Bed

Building the Kitchen (Part 6)

June 4, 2015 Categories Camper Van

This is part six (I know, ridiculous); here is part one, two, three, four, and five. I got a later start than usual today because I decided to stay up until 5am upgrading my MacBook (I didn’t start until midnight and felt it necessary to stay up and wait for the hard drive clone to … Continue reading Building the Kitchen (Part 6)

Building the Kitchen (Part 5)

June 3, 2015 Categories Camper Van

This is part five; here is part one, two, three, and four. I was hoping to be completely done with the kitchen today, but alas, I am not. The drawers did not want to cooperate in their construction, so it took a lot longer than expected to finish the cabinet. I still have to build … Continue reading Building the Kitchen (Part 5)

Building the Kitchen (Part 4)

June 2, 2015 Categories Camper Van

This is part four; here is part one, two, and three (I know, it’s getting long). Yesterday I left the doors off the cabinets so they could dry overnight and first thing this morning I put the hardware back on them and installed them back onto the cabinets. I’m really digging how good they look. … Continue reading Building the Kitchen (Part 4)

Staining

June 1, 2015 Categories Camper Van

I started today getting ready to work on the kitchen some more, but ended up staining the entire van instead. I needed to permanently mount my stove and kitchen sink, but since I’m using old silo wood for the counter top and I’m not staining it, I needed to stain the wall behind the counter … Continue reading Staining

Building the Kitchen (Part 3)

May 29, 2015 Categories Camper Van

This is part three; here is part one and part two (it’s been awhile). I started this morning by paneling the side of the water heater closet. To avoid having any extra seams, I cut what I could out of one full sheet. As you can tell, it’s an odd shape. It also took some … Continue reading Building the Kitchen (Part 3)

Venting the Water Heater

May 28, 2015 Categories Camper Van

After days of procrastinating, I finally installed the exhaust vent for the water heater. Since this was something that was completely new to me, I wanted to make sure I did it right because doing it wrong could allow carbon monoxide to build up in the van. Granted, with as little use that the water … Continue reading Venting the Water Heater

Building the Ceiling Cabinets (Part 3)

May 27, 2015 Categories Camper Van

This is part three; here is part one and part two. Not wanting to install the exhaust vent on the water heater, I instead finished up the ceiling cabinets today. I first had to build the cabinet face for the water heater cabinet, because the above cab storage cabinet face butts up against the water … Continue reading Building the Ceiling Cabinets (Part 3)