A fold-up Murphy bed for a van is the ultimate space saver and a little effort can create a unique furniture piece.
Much work has gone into it and more is waiting to be added. So far the lower cabinets and the bed are finished and the upper cabinets will follow soon. A modern oil painting with Continue reading Murphy Bed Installation→
Safety comes in different packages and I start with a fire extinguisher in the RV/Cargo Van.
I just installed a general purpose extinguisher next to the driver’s seat and will add another one at a later time, either in the kitchen or at the sliding side door of my Ford Transit. But these are not the only safety precautions I’ll take; I’ll add a seat belt cutter/window breaker and fire/carbon monoxide alarm. Continue reading Thinking About Safety & More→
Replacing the leaking fill dish of the fresh water tank in the RV with a marine type deckfill and testing if it works.
In addition, I worked on my small oil painting as a simple interior decorating idea for the RV and I placed multiple N52 Neodymium magnets into the legs of the Murphy bed, to keep them in place while driving.
Got a good start with the ceiling insulation of the van and continued work on the oil painting that will brighten up the van.
The insulation consists of three layers of 1/2 inch Poly-Iso with an R-value of close to 10. I would prefer a fourth layer that also covers the ceiling cross-members, but height restrictions in the Medium High roof Ford Transit van, prevent me from doing that. The purpose of the art work is mainly to add some color to the mainly white interior. Continue reading Ceiling Insulation & Art Work→
This is an update from what I’ve been doing the last few days. I’m working on the final install of the Murphy bed in the Ford Transit van and like always, I’m doing several small projects at the same time.
Part of the Murphy bed, I choose a Mondriaan to add some color to the mostly white interior design of the van. The simplicity of making, modern design and bright colors were all factors when I chose this setup. Continue reading Make Your Own Interior Decor→
In an effort to finish the driver’s side of the interior, I prepared a molding for the bottom of the Murphy bed and started to replace the fill dish and hoses at the fresh water tank.
The wardrobe side wall also got a Formica finish. In addition, I started on a long-term project: a small oil painting of a Mondriaan piece for the Murphy bed. As the oil paint needs to dry completely between applications, this will take a couple of months to accomplish. Next week, the main push is to apply Formica to the Murphy bed. Continue reading Picture Frame & Canvas→
In the coming weeks, I’ll be finishing the Murphy bed. Today I move the bed back into the van; it’s time to take some final measurements and add the legs.
I use a similar pivot mechanism on both legs and some magnets to keep the legs in place when the bed is folded up. The dark Formica on the legs, will hide them from view. After finishing up the legs, I will continue to apply Formica on most of the remainder of the Murphy bed and then install the upper cabinets above the bed. Continue reading Murphy Bed Legs→