Watch all my videos on YouTube! I’m creating an access point to the drain, shorten the drain so it fits in the drawer cabinet and install a drain connector. The latter connects to a water hose that drains outside or it can be connected to a drain line under the cabinets, that drains into the… Continue reading Shower-In-A-Drawer – Part Three
After a lot of measuring and making a template for the window frame behind the Murphy bed, the actual work started on the frame. I chose hard maple as the whitish color of the wood, complements the white Formica on the walls. The frame has no 90 degree corners and is hand-made according to the… Continue reading Today’s Snapshot
Color schemes and material lists play a big role in the early stages of the cargo van conversion. All further changes to the RV have to conform to those choices. While waiting for the production and delivery of the new van, it’s time to make some final decisions and prepare for actual delivery. Design and… Continue reading RV Color Design: Where Did My Artistic Mojo Go?
When you’re seriously considering to transform your cargo van into a full-fletched RV, you really have to pay attention to your SAFETY during and after the conversion. You know, whether you’re clumsy, impatient or don’t know how to hold a hammer. In that case, this undertaking is not for you. Go and buy a fully… Continue reading Cargo Van Conversion: Safety First!
The Right Tools For The Job Not every conversion is the same and that also applies to your tools and capabilities. A simple conversion with a bed from 2 x 4’s and a couple of store-bought cabinets, doesn’t require much more than a hammer and screwdriver. A full-scale job, with a professional finish calls for… Continue reading Is A Workshop Essential For A Van Conversion?
Going from bed to family room with TV and picture and finally to work desk, may be the ultimate task, that I set for myself, yet it may be the perfect solution for comfortable living in a small space, such as a converted cargo van. In finding the best layout for the new cargo van… Continue reading How To Transform A Bed Into A Work Desk & More
TIME IS MONEY. TIME IS ENJOYMENT. TIME IS FULFILLMENT. TIME IS A WAY TO SAVE ON YOUR INVESTMENT. How long does it take and how much will it cost are the two questions most often asked. The answers are as unsatisfying as the questions. Time A full cargo van conversion can be done in a… Continue reading Cargo Van Conversion: How much time to invest?
I HAVEN’T WORKED ON THE VAN MUCH LATELY. HAD TO FOCUS ON MY JOB, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE 1992 DODGE B-250 VAN HAS STARTED TO FAIL. Its age and the increasing number of repairs have redirected my focus on the purchase of a new cargo van and restart the van conversion from the beginning. Fortunately,… Continue reading Cargo Van Conversion v2.0
Utilizing every available space is a priority; the area to the right of the rear side window is large enough to accommodate a magazine rack and is conveniently close to the bed. This will allow for some late night reading. Back to the workshop for some woodworking! The main wood choice is again Cherry in… Continue reading Magazine Rack (1)
Between the window and the side doors is a narrow strip of wall available to house a small console. It is the future location of the battery monitor and a reading light. With a narrow piece of wood, the length of the console, placed against the inside wall, the curve of the wall is transferred… Continue reading Monitor Console