New Video: Month #5. Installing Walls, Framing Dinette, and Why We Are Doing This!
HELLO LOVELY PEOPLE! Can you believe this is our FIFTH video?! We can’t! 😄
We’ve come so far since Day 1 of our journey. In this video, we will show you:
- How we installed our pine panel walls
- How we framed our dinette
- Our travel route for next year (pending COVID-19 restrictions)
To maximize the space in the box, we decided to FIRST mount the pine panels to plywood strapping that would situate between our box’s frames. Then, we would attach the pine panels at a few points to the frame itself. An alternative would be to attach strapping over the metal frame, then attach the pine panels on top of that. But, that would’ve reduced our box width by 4 inches.
We used pine panels purchased from Home Depot, “Wallscapes 5/16-inch x 4-inch - 8 Feet Pine Knotty VJT T&G.” We do not recommend similar ones from Lowes—they were lower in price, but much shoddier in quality. Our layout is slowly coming to shape with the dinette framed. Moritz shows how he assembled the framing (sorry, no blueprint here, it’s all in his head). This was cheap 2x2x8 framing lumber from Lowes.
For more details, check out the following posts: