BOLER TIME: WORKING OUR WAY INSIDE

With the Adventure-Boler frame all finished up and the coach mounted we turn our attention to the interior.  The plan is to build a permanent sleeping platform in place of the rear dinette with additional storage for clothing.  I've gone through a variety of different iterations of this stage in project in my designs, but with some helpful pointers from my buddy Joe, I settled on a two-drawer setup with side compartments under the mattress.  

 basic plans for the drawer system and under-bed storage

basic plans for the drawer system and under-bed storage

Before I got started on the bed however I wanted to address a couple things first.  The cupboards above the kitchenette annoyed me, having three doors to access one compartment did make sense to me so I converted the three openings to one and will later cover it with a hardwood door.

 The old cabinets.

The old cabinets.

 I used angle aluminum to frame the opening and also prevent sag.

I used angle aluminum to frame the opening and also prevent sag.

Next up was covering the ugly exposed wood at the bottom of the front dinette, so using some steel I made a cap for it.

The trailer was then moved to another shop where the wood work would begin.  I started with a cardboard cutout of the bed platform then began measurements for the drawers and the rest is history...kinda.

 Gotta love using recycled farm wood!  Keeping expenses down...

Gotta love using recycled farm wood!  Keeping expenses down...

 The sleeping platform nearing its completion.

The sleeping platform nearing its completion.

 Long term storage can be accessed through a secondary hatch on either side.

Long term storage can be accessed through a secondary hatch on either side.

 Lift and new shoes...nice looking ass end.

Lift and new shoes...nice looking ass end.

 Paint and interior touch up coming soon!

Paint and interior touch up coming soon!