last minute preparations before the fall road trip - 8.31.14

On the day before our intended departure, we worked long and hard to finish a handful of important projects necessary to us before we hit the road.

Below are photos of Christian working on a few framing projects to complete the kitchen (or at least get it a little more completed).

 Working in a boat house means there's always someone around to spectate. 

Working in a boat house means there's always someone around to spectate. 

One of our favorite tools we got for the project is a Pocket Hole Jig I found while doing some research on rv conversions. It makes nice clean inlaid screw holes for wood working. Christian bought some prefab wood pins that fill the holes and we're currently undecided on whether or not we'll use them. For now at least the holes look clean and professional.

We'd ripped the door padding off of the interior doors to replace the foam covering. Sadly, the inner part of the door padding that I'd hope to salvage were rotted beyond saving, so I had to cut new pieces using press board. 

 Cutting window holes in the new door padding backboard.

Cutting window holes in the new door padding backboard.

 Cutting foam-backed vinyl upholstery for the new door pads.

Cutting foam-backed vinyl upholstery for the new door pads.

We were literally so elbow-deep in our projects this day that we didn't revisit the camera until we'd finally hit the road, so photos of the projects will come in the form of photos of the Campbulance on the road over the course of the next few days.