Sunday, October 18, 2015

My Conversion: Kitchen


Well, except for some minor tweaks, the kitchen cabinets are in and done.  Its not how i plannned but im running out of time.  The mountains here are already hitting freezing temps and snow will be coming.  I relocated the electrical over there too.

 I used pocket screws and 2 sheets of cheap plywood, breadboard finish on top and lacquer elsewhere.  And way too much time.  I might add paint, and more doors later. Cost was 60-70 bucks.  Beats a walmart particle board anyday.

Moving on to the roof rack, then the closets.  A tuneup if i can find someone to do it same day and im outta here. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

My Conversion: Rock n Roll Style Bed Frame

  If you subscribe to cheaprvliving as well, sorry if there is repeated posts here

down position:
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up (mostly, stuffs in way):
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rear door view:
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This bed frame was a bit of a learning experience for me, I think it can be done better/lighter and with more storage room, but Im not hatin it.   I need to upholster my mattress, so until then im in bed mode only.  Which is fine for now.  The choice of OSB might turn some people off, but its the thickest board you can get for 13 bucks (5 bucks if you get the top piece from stack) and my last bed used it on top as well for 2 years with no problems.  

Im working on the galley now, and trying out my pocket screw jig, which seems pretty nifty.  I went a little trigger happy with it though and added pocket holes i didn't need to at one point but oh well, no one will see em lol

I have also added 2 ladder racks (the kind with just the poles spanning the van) to the roof and painting treated lumber to go up there for a rack/platform, for my panels and maybe some storage.  I decided that painting sucks :\  But its a lot cheaper than buying a metal rack, and this way i can customize it.

Update:  This bed has been retired.  I think the bed if made like this isnt feasible, as it is too heavy to fold and unfold easily.  Also it is so limiting with storage space underneath, the trade off for sitting space when in seat form is not worth it.  I think it can be viable with some weight saving materials and design tweaks however.