Base board for the drop ceiling
Unwrapped wall and ceiling boards and outlet cutouts in bunks
Frame for the back bed
Frame for the kitchen counter and sink area
Holes in drop ceiling and wires run for lights
Those pictures summarize the work on the bus over the past few weeks. It’s coming along, starting to look more like what it eventually will be. A lot of fixing had to occur, recutting, refitting, and redesigning, but at least everything is now square and proportionate.
This is the basic, unwrapped dropceiling in the front that we built over those rafters I showed you in an earlier post. The wire is an average extension cord that will run the electirc from the inverter to the can lights that will be fitted into those hole after we wrap the wood with vinyl or whatever we’re planning to wrap it with.
This is the basic support for the drop ceiling in the back. This is basically where the drop ceiling will rest and screw up into. You can see the closet space on the right, each one of those slots will be a door to access a single, large closet.
This is the unwrapped wall and ceiling boards for the bunk, and outlet cutouts in the wall. The slots had to be cut out using an oscillating tool and are on the back wall of all 6 bunks.
This is Dad’s project: building the frame for the back bed. This bed will be Mom and Dad’s when it is completed. Those slots on either side are for closets, and the frame above the bed will be cabinet space. The are undet the bed will likely house drawers of for clothing. As you can see, the electrical is in place for the AC units, but is not yet hooked up. We’re still working on that.
In the front room, on the right side as you walk into the bus is this contraption. This happens to be the basic frame for the kitchen counter and sink area. Its position cuts into our space in the front where we had been storing the lumber, but we’ve been able to work around it. Things are practically building themselves before our eyes, but it definitely takes some work to get it all together. I’ll keep you updated as things happen so you can be along for the ride with us as we continue this wild journey.
As always, thanks for reading.
–the anonymous novelist