We planned for numerous moving parts in our Sprinter van conversion.
In order to maximize our small space we built a sliding bed, collapsable table, hidden cooler bench, and in-sink cutting board.
This page details all of the woodworking we did from scratch. It was our first time attempting this level of carpentry and we learned more every time we made a cut.
Kitchen & Bench Dimensions
Bed Frame & Cabinet Dimensions
Kitchen Countertop & Cabinetry
Cooler Bench & Shelf
All of our wall paneling was completed using 1/4″ Birch Plywood, jigsawed to fit, stained with Golden Pecan Varathane stain, and attached using rivet nuts.
Wall Paneling Timelapse
We purchased 12′ long, 6″ wide tongue and groove cedar boards for the ceiling. The actual dimensions were close to 1/2″ thick and 5″ wide. Each board was cut and placed into position. We drilled holes through the cedar into the sheet metal supports. After taking the board down we filled the sheet metal holes with rivet nuts allowing us to bolt the board into place.
We removed the secured boards in order to cut holes for the lights and fan. After sanding and staining we were able to mount the boards back into the ceiling that night. A quick power probe test to make sure the lights worked!
Sliding Bed Frame
Sliding Bed Frame Timelapse
Closet & Entertainment Cabinet
The main closet was the only piece did not build from scratch. We had already sketched up what we needed to build, but to our surprise, we found the perfect cabinet at the ReStore.
The dimensions in all three directions matched the necessary fit down to the inch. With only a couple weeks left to finish the build, we couldn’t pass up the piece, as it was even cheaper to buy finished than its value in wood.
Another lucky thrift store find provided the sliding keyboard mount. We cut it down to size, and mounted my desktop computer/monitor atop. A desktop!? I know. But I don’t have a laptop and can’t do without my photo editing. Head over to Electrical to read up on how we easily powered the desktop.