Large upright cupboard

I had left a large area at the end of the sideways seat. I had been unsure what to do with it. I tall cupboard right to the ceiling would be the best use of space, and give maximum storage. However it would block light, and I had liked the idea of storing my surfboard against this wall, which the cupboard would prevent. I decided to go ahead with the cupboard.

I had left a large area at the end of the sideways seat. I had been unsure what to do with it. I tall cupboard right to the ceiling would be the best use of space, and give maximum storage. However it would block light, and I had liked the idea of storing my surfboard against this wall, which the cupboard would prevent. I decided to go ahead with the cupboard.

I made a few mock-ups with timber to see how far out it would come. I decided on a size that shouldn’t block much light, but would allow lots of storage.

I cut the first side from 6mm ply. The ceiling, floor and van sides all sloped at different angles. Nothing was square so fine tuning the side took quite a bit of time. I added a frame for the bottom, top and back. I fitted the other side.

I decided to add several shelves, each of a slightly different height. Each one had a timber batten at the front to prevent anything sliding off the shelf. Each shelf was also fleeted down towards the van wall to further prevent things sliding out towards the doors.

I added 2 doors. The lower being small as this had the wheel arch in, and would be used for shoes and other less frequently used things.

Posted by Darren

I'm a huge campervan enthusiast, and the maker of CampervanLife.com. I believe everyone can convert their own campervan, and enjoy a great lifestyle with it.

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