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First off - buy a work van

First off - buy a work van

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Get denim insulation, I used gorilla tape to put it on the walls (could of done this step better)

Get denim insulation, I used gorilla tape to put it on the walls (could of done this step better)

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Buy panelling from Home Depot ($25 per sheet of 8'x4')

Buy panelling from Home Depot ($25 per sheet of 8'x4')

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Drill onto a wood frame - i used 3"x1" and drilled those directly into the frame of the van

Drill onto a wood frame - i used 3"x1" and drilled those directly into the frame of the van

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Then do the ceiling piece

Then do the ceiling piece

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Should look something like this

Should look something like this

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First, building the support for the benches

First, building the support for the benches

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Level and drill 2x1 into both left and right walls

Level and drill 2x1 into both left and right walls

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Drill 2 2x4s together making an L shape(short: 12 inches, long: 23 inches)

Drill two 2x4s together making an L shape(short: 12 inches, long: 23 inches)

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Repeat to make 3 per side, so 6 total

Repeat to make 3 per side, so 6 total

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Drill each L shape support onto the 2x1

Drill each L shape support onto the 2x1

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Like so

Like so

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And so

And so

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Next, make a template out of poster board for the end caps

Next, make a template out of poster board for the end caps

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Cut plywood to size, and drill

Cut plywood to size, and drill

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Like so

Like so

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Next, make a template for the front panel

Next, make a template for the front panel

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And another template for the top (which will eventually open with hinges)

And another template for the top (which will eventually open with hinges)

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Do all steps for both benches

Do all steps for both benches

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Add the hinges!

Add the hinges!

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Like so

Like so

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Now we got storage containers!

Now we got storage containers!

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Cut plywood to fit in the middle as a table and bed & drill on side supports to make one level platform

Cut plywood to fit in the middle as a table and bed & drill on side supports to make one level platform

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Dinner setup

Dinner setup

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Bed setup

Bed setup

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Now - I did some updating

Now - I did some updating

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Cushions!

Cushions!

van life essentials

Dinner setup with cushions and canvas covers (also DIY)

Dinner setup with cushions and canvas covers (also DIY)

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Worth another angle

Worth another angle

van life essentials

Finally, the bed setup (70"x54" on a good day)

Finally, the bed setup (70"x54" on a good day)