Let me preface this by saying: I’m having so much fun building this thing out but the van is already kicking my a**. Or perhaps I’m just a horrible judge of how long it takes to complete a project. Maybe both.
- I have no prior woodworking experience. I thought I did because, Ikea. But oh boy was I wrong.
- I learned everything I know about building out vans from blogs like the Vanual and YouTube.
So, after 3 full weekends of work (I have a normal desk job still), I’ve completed the following:
- Gutting/cleaning the plastic flooring/carpet and cleaning out residual mold from the van’s prior life as a mushroom delivery vehicle (not kidding).
- Reflectix and styrofoam board insulation. *Waiting for glued items to dry took a lot longer than I thought it would
- Wood floor platform
- Basic framing
I still need to finish off securing the floor with some sturdier bolts/screws but it works for now!