Watch all my videos on YouTube! A fold-up Murphy bed for a van is the ultimate space saver and a little effort can create a unique furniture piece. Much work has gone into it and more is waiting to be added. So far the lower cabinets and the bed are finished and the upper… Continue reading Murphy Bed Installation
Watch all my videos on YouTube! Safety comes in different packages and I start with a fire extinguisher in the RV/Cargo Van. I just installed a general purpose extinguisher next to the driver’s seat and will add another one at a later time, either in the kitchen or at the sliding side door of my… Continue reading Thinking About Safety & More
Replacing the leaking fill dish of the fresh water tank in the RV with a marine type deckfill and testing if it works. In addition, I worked on my small oil painting as a simple interior decorating idea for the RV and I placed multiple N52 Neodymium magnets into the legs of the Murphy bed,… Continue reading Deckfill Testing & Murphy Bed Magnets
I’m putting the finishing touches on the Murphy bed and added two strong magnets to each leg. The legs of the fold down bed have to be secured in two places. When the bed is pulled down, the legs should be extended and held in a 90 degree position and not over-extend.
Watch all my videos on YouTube! Got a good start with the ceiling insulation of the van and continued work on the oil painting that will brighten up the van. The insulation consists of three layers of 1/2 inch Poly-Iso with an R-value of close to 10. I would prefer a fourth layer that also… Continue reading Ceiling Insulation & Art Work
Mondriaan Oil Painting This is an update from what I’ve been doing the last few days. I’m working on the final install of the Murphy bed in the Ford Transit van and like always, I’m doing several small projects at the same time. Part of the Murphy bed, I choose a Mondriaan to add some… Continue reading Make Your Own Interior Decor
Watch all my videos on YouTube! In an effort to finish the driver’s side of the interior, I prepared a molding for the bottom of the Murphy bed and started to replace the fill dish and hoses at the fresh water tank. The wardrobe side wall also got a Formica finish. In addition, I started… Continue reading Picture Frame & Canvas
Watch all my videos on YouTube! In the coming weeks, I’ll be finishing the Murphy bed. Today I move the bed back into the van; it’s time to take some final measurements and add the legs. I use a similar pivot mechanism on both legs and some magnets to keep the legs in place when… Continue reading Murphy Bed Legs