We're in the final stages of completion, and couldn't be more anxious. Now that the framework for the benches are in place, we've ordered cushions for the seating/sleeping areas. And we're going to be finishing up the remaining cabinet and shelf, building a shallow pantry closet where the furnace used to be, installing a cool backsplash behind the oven and sink, and re-laminating the kitchen counter. Easy.
Stay tuned for more updates and images here soon.
The front sofa/sleeper completed. The seat is comprised of two layers of material, with the top layer extending to enable "sleeper/bed mode".
We're pretty excited to have found these aluminum table legs to provide support when the top layer is extended. They make for a cool-looking accent when not in use.
Sleeper/bed mode enabled. It's the full width of the interior, and about 4 feet deep when extended. Everything fit together well, and still allows access to the storage areas beneath the two rear panels.
With the bed fully extended, it almost reaches the edge of the front door, so we've maximized the available width. There will also be two wall light fixtures installed on either side of the front window. These fixtures will match the ones in the dining area, too.
Here's the rear dining area with new cabinets and rear shelf installed. We built these from scratch, as the original cabinet above the dining area wasn't going to work with the rear shelf. We were able to repurpose the original cabinet doors and hardware for the new version, though.
Here's a similar view as the previous image, but with a better view of the new shallow pantry we built and installed to the left of the front closet (middle right of image). There will be a hinged door on the front of the pantry to hide the shelves and stuff on them. This pantry takes the place of the former furnace, and is about half the depth as before.
The front of the camper is looking more complete with the installed lighting (that works). Also, we've just finished framing the windows on the interior with a great barn wood that goes well with the walls and floor. Real wood this time! We have our new cushions for all benches, but didn't bring the front sofa/bed cushion to install yet. However...
NEW CUSHIONS! We love how these turned out. Great (dense) foam padding for comfortable sitting and sleeping, in a neutral grey that goes with the interior. Plus, you can see the same light fixtures we used in the front section also in place here, too. Now all we need is a dining table.
And we have a dining table! When converting the rear to a sleeping area, the tabletop drops down and sits securely between the facing benches. We used the same laminate that is in the kitchen and really like the splash of color it adds to the back area.
The table is secured to the floor with a removable aluminum table leg and two base plates. For extra stability during use, we installed two stainless steel table brackets on the wall and underside of the tabletop.
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