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Almost there! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

Almost there! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

cloroxism

I'm digging the planks on the ceiling. What are they? Are they repurposed?


Untamed_Mexi

The ceiling is โ€œaromatic red cedarโ€ I actually bought it all raw From a gentleman that worked for the Forestry department, they were cutting a ton of it and I got it for $30 total for the whole lot and had an Amish gentleman mill it for $15! I got really lucky


cloroxism

Looks great, nice job! Hopefully it will keep the dirty socks smell out of the van! Lol


Untamed_Mexi

Haha thatโ€™s what Iโ€™m hoping! I kept it super open so if there is a funky smell itโ€™s not isolated!


cloroxism

Good idea. Is that varnish/lacquer or a stain that you put on there? Picture #2 vs picture #4 really shows the change in coloration.


Untamed_Mexi

Just varnish to really pull out the color


Untamed_Mexi

There was a change cause it went from hardly any light to light right on it


ramblingroving

That is what my grandfather would call providence with a capital P. Give thanks and credit to whom credit is due, Jehovah Jireh, the God who provides.


surfreak

This is awesome. Where do you live, out of curiosity? I feel like this type of authentic interaction is super rare today... big-box stores have taken over


Untamed_Mexi

I live in Wisconsin! And yea I drive maybe 15 min out of town and itโ€™s all cows and pastures


KingWaffle12345

What van you got?


Untamed_Mexi

1983 Chevy G20


KingWaffle12345

Nice! Gl


Untamed_Mexi

Thank you!


WeakEducation980

Looks good so far, I can imagine the result ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜


Untamed_Mexi

Thank you!


murtr

Very nice. You must be really excited.


ObjectiveAnalysis643

that is one massive piano hinge


Untamed_Mexi

Lol yes it was bigger I had to cut it!


Successful_t

Seems wonderful


ramblingroving

You used wood for the slats. What type of hardwood did u use? Had you consider metal slats?


Untamed_Mexi

I used a mixture of cedar and pine, I did but I had a ton of this laying around so I figured id use what I have!


mechadystopia

Can I get a link for the hinge you used for the bed? '94 G20 here and I need this design in my van asap lmao๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†


Untamed_Mexi

I donโ€™t have a link sadly... i got it at menards for $10.00 Iโ€™m sure any hardware store would have a continuous hinge! If you have any questions on the layout or need pictures I can take some close ups or send you dimensions I think I have some renderings from when I was creating ideas I can send you!