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Thread: Project van begins - NomadicMissionary

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    I like the roof, much brighter than wood all round
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    very nice
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    Thanks for the encouragement guys, it's getting there little by little.

    I'm also pleased with the roof vanwoman, it was a lot of work joining the sheets with routered out batons but it's finished it nicely.

    You can't see the floor clearly for rubbish but I drew lines across the ply with with a marker, used some wood dye on it and then a coat of varnish and it looks just like floorboards. Will just want a good rub down and and a couple more coats of varnish when I've finished everything else.

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    So the seating is almost finished. The bench will function as extra seating when needed, a table when raised up on a pole, or a cover for the hob/sink when not in use.

    I brought a memory foam mattress and underestimated just how heavy foam can be... It's rather thick (need a ladder to climb on top it, 10 inches thick!).
    I may need to find a way to slice it horizontally. An electric bread knife just about did it the other way but to slice it thinner may prove trickier.







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    Blimey! 10" is a bit OTT... I've got 3" foam for my bench seats, and 4" for my mattress!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by realnutter View Post
    Blimey! 10" is a bit OTT... I've got 3" foam for my bench seats, and 4" for my mattress!!!
    I think the lady I bought it from nearly shed a tear when I told her my intentions for her prized kingsize sleepshaper mattress! It was local and cheap but yes far more OTT than expected. I wondered if I could separate the top memory layers from the bottom foam, the memory foam seems heavier and denser and I suppose there would be little support with no regular foam underneath it.

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    Bet it's well comfy though!
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