Van Rennovation Report 06.19.2019
It's been another full day and, once again, I am finally able to physically see some progress.
This is the basic base cabinet layout that I pulled out of the Dodge van, but modified to fit the Astro. The layout of the Astro made the cabinets too low so I threw together a platform out of scraps in order to have a place for the cabinets to sit. This made the height combined with a counter top at just below the edge of the side window which worked out perfectly as it also added storage beneath. However, as some of you may recall, I had to rig this using a handsaw/miter box when I was in Kingman and it was makeshift at best, but today, with the aide of power tools, I remade the base platform and it is now all level, tight, and clean as you can see.
It was great finally seeing my main base cabinet stained and finished along with the tray next to it. My next agenda is remaking and staining the piece that the tray and water bottle sit on in order to make it deeper. The top of it that protrudes out is hinged in place so that it can be swung open to add more storage. I will also be adding a full wood panel from the lip of that top down to the floor that will be on hinges as well as a full wood panel from the bottom of the main base cabinet down to the floor, also on hinges. Both of these will keep things clean looking and the wood panel on the right will swing up to provide a larger space to cook on.
I will be adding a small cabinet to the left of the main base cabinet that you see here (it has been stained and is drying overnight) that will bolt to the main cabinet and rest on a nightstand that I also pulled from the Dodge van. Next to this small cabinet will be another small cabinet that will house my planner and Bible. And, of course, all this will be topped off with a counter top. Can you tell that I have worked all this through in my head?
There is still much more to do so stay tuned!
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