Alright, moving forward with the van project. I feel I want a murphy bed for my van, but how do I really know until I do it, right? What is easier and cheaper is building a temporary platform and going from there. So this is what I set out to do.
As a hobby, I build furniture and with that, a Kreg pocket hole system is used. To easily make sure this was 90 degrees, I decided to go with pocket holes. The joints to support are just screwed together with regular wood screws.
I thought this would be an easy process until I realized I had built it higher than I wanted due to the wheel wall and a 2×4.
So I busted out the jigsaw and cut to accommodate. It isn’t perfect, and I would like a bit more headroom when I sit, but this will do for now since this is not a permanent system. At least I don’t think it is!
I am using two mats that are used in my PE classes. They fold up and together they equal about 4″ of foam. Again, all this is temporary. But I do really like the idea that I can fold my bed and make cushions to sit in the van when not using them as a bed.
I can see the advantage of this….creating storage underneath. This has my wheels turning in how to make this space as practical as possible. I have to remember, I have two dogs, both who love to crawl under things to sleep, so this could be something that I only partially close in if I decide I want something fixed as opposed to a murphy bed. The options are really limitless.
Ahh, the experiments that go into that #vanlife!
Next up, curtains.