With new design in hand, we met with the cabinet maker (John Ortiz from TON Custom Carpentry )and ordered 2 cabinets. John had lots of good ideas about changes that would maximize the space available and make it easy to attach the cabinets to the seat bolts in the floor as well as to the rails of the bed platform.
They're going to be beautiful. Maple with a butcher block top on front of the cooking cabinet. The cooking cabinet will have 1 drawer at the top and two doors at the bottom. The clothing cabinet will have two drawers to the left and a access door on the right. The access door will allow us to store things in the space above the wheel.
I also solved the problem of keeping a wet dog away from the inverter that sits behind the driver seat. Using some of the leftover vinyl, I made a removable cover.
The rest of the week was spent doing research - as opposed to development.
We're a Connecticut couple that retired early so we can see our kids, grandkids and the world. We purchased a 2015 144" High Roof Sprinter Passenger Van and we're converting it ourselves into a camper.