I am working around the kitchen area of the van, to finish the countertop, pull a remaining wire behind the fridge to the battery compartment below it, add some Formica strips to finish the fridge cabinet and to install the traction board hardware. Previously I had temporarily installed the half-finished cover of the induction cooktop,… Continue reading Traction Boards Hardware, Wiring and Countertop
This week I’m finishing up my desk seat, by adding a cushion. The seat can be used as part of a lounge chair, in combination with the rear-facing passenger seat, but it’s primary use is at the fold-down desk, that will be attached to the Murphy bed. I chose a 4-inch, high-density foam core as… Continue reading Desk Seat Cushion
To take one of my hobbies on the road, I need to build a mobile router table, that folds up small and fits into a small cabinet. Build The design first has to be adjusted to the storage area and some hardware needs to be ordered. Only then can I start with the build by… Continue reading Mobile Router Table
It’s time to finish the kitchen area of the van and that also means a new hardwood countertop! As always, I start rough-sawn hardwood and I chose Mahogany again, to stay consistent with the other countertop at the sliding door. It’s easy to work with and has usually an attractive pattern. I had one piece… Continue reading Kitchen Countertop
The rough countertop is now scribed against the sides and back edge. After cutting it to size and sanding the edges, I start working on the front edge. By doubling up the edge, the illusion of a thick top is created. Because of the tension in the wood, I use screws in addition to the… Continue reading Mahogany Countertop – Part 2
In the previous video I was unsuccessful in attaching the ceiling panel with the 3M Dual Lock, velcro-type fastener. Today I have a different approach and use the van’s own hydraulic jack with an extension pole, to force the Dual Lock strips together. It is a slow process, where I follow each of the two… Continue reading Van Ceiling Panel – Part IV
I continue where I left off in the previous article Van Ceiling Panel Part I. As a reminder, I use an automotive tweed protected against daily wear and UV, very similar in color and texture as the front seats of the van. In this video, I start by gluing the edges of the fabric to… Continue reading Van Ceiling Panel – Part II
After fitting and testing the gray water tank, I do the final installation. I also add a vent pipe, close an unused opening and add a 12V valve to the dump line.
Took a break from my toilet adventure and finished most of the work on the pantry. The drawer fronts and closet door are still missing, but they will be added much later. Meanwhile, I will take all the closet parts down again, put finishes and Formica where they have to go, work on the electric… Continue reading Building A Pantry
Have been working lately on a travel bed for Joey and included an interesting inlay of my channel logo on its side. Only the a small foam mattress is still missing. That will be added in the next couple of weeks. I also finished the second lock of the Murphy bed.