Pull-out bed shelf

I have to catch up a bit on things that I skipped, to be able to finish the bed for my recent Christmas trip. The full extension shelf, hidden under the bed, was partially finished, waiting for a 4″ wood extension to make it flush to the bed side panel. Looking at it again, I decided …
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Poll: Wall covering

As always, I am already thinking about and preparing for the next phase in this project. Time to start working on the walls (and ceilings… and doors…). Currently thin plywood covered with a green headliner fabric with thin foam backing. A lot of the interior will be finished with a reddish cherry, so a different material …
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Ceiling headliner removal

 Another day, another window frame. Today I first removed the two remaining window frames. They have a little damage and after their repair, I will paint them like the others.   Insulation has been applied minimally; lots of spaces around the windows and walls are open cavities, like this area under one of the large windows.   For weeks …
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Window frame painting (2)

  Continued today with the side door window frames.   First I removed the door lock pin.   Followed by the window hinge lock.   And finally the screws.   The door looks quite bare without its frame.   Now I still have to dismantle the frame. The blinds were first.   Followed by its connectors.   Now I had a clean frame to paint.         An hour or two later …
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Window frame painting

If I had bought a new van, I would have made new wooden window frames, but since the existing frames are still in good order, I have decided to paint them. Last week I bought a spray paint specifically for plastic. Unsure whether it would hold on the frames, I tried it out and the results …
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110V Wiring (2)

Besides a 110V outlet at the rear doors, a second outlet is planned at the side door entry. I start with a regular Romex house wire in the inverter compartment under the bed. An inverter will be added in a later stage. Because the compartment is directly next to the wheel housing, I have to partially …
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Floor covering

From the beginning I planned to replace the carpet by a similar product but a little compacter and sturdier. But during my last trip I was reminded how quickly such a small place can become dirty. So I started looking around for alternatives. A floating wood floor was attractive, but not practical when the floor …
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110V Wiring

To continue work on the bed, the 110V outlets are next. A small and simple job. The only 110V will be available at 2 outlets, one at the side entry doors and the other at the rear doors. They will both be connected to an inverter. I started with a shallow outlet box at the rear …
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Christmas trip

                Lately I have focused on finishing the bed, so I could use the van on its first trip to South Florida. Still very primitive, with my bed and toilet as only luxuries. It has worked out as expected and future trips are being planned. Now that I am back, I have to pick up, where …
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The bed (7)

Just in time for Christmas. Tomorrow I’ll add a 6″ all foam mattress and I’ll be trying it out for the next week.        The screw holes are covered with cherry plugs then sawed flush.   Finally a lot of sanding.  
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