comfortablylostKitchen framed up this afternoon and ready for the side cladding, bench top and slider draws in the middle. There aren't enough hours in a day. #comfortablylost #homeiswhereyouparkit #vanlife #dotrythisathome #diwhynot #adventuremobile #tinyhome #vanlifeideas #camperconversion #Sprintervan #sprinterconversion
- bigreddetourAre the corners riveted, screwed, or just pushed tight? It looks great. I might try some of this for next cabinets.
- forrestfire918Yea! Where do you get that metal and how do you secure it together? Is it pre cut?
- comfortablylost@bigreddetour just tapped in tight. The thin sheet of external ply cladding will give it more rigidity and hold it all together too.
- comfortablylost@forrestfire918 it's 25x25x1.2mm aluminium square tubing used with "connect it" plastic joiners. There's a aluminium store near our house that sells it, your local hardware store might also sell it but probably more expensive. About $300 for all the aluminium and joiners needed to make every frame in the van including the raised bed and bathroom. Very easy to use and modify as it's modular. 👍
- comfortablylost@forrestfire918 buy it in lengths of 6.5m and then use a circular saw and/or jig saw to cut it down to correct size. It took me about 4 hours of measuring, cutting and assembly (with a mallet) to make the kitchen frame. The tricky part is ensuring that all the cuts are accurate and square.
- comfortablylost@bigreddetour it's good stuff. Don't buy from Bunnings though as they're 10x more expensive than a dedicated aluminium store.
- forrestfire918That's fantastic! Thank you! I look forward to seeing van updates!!
- bigreddetour1.6mm or 1.2mm?
- comfortablylost@bigreddetour depends where you source it from. My local store sell it 25.4mm square with 1.22mm thick. Bunnings and other steel places sell other variations.
- comfortablylost@bigreddetour they call it 'Aculock' aluminium tubing.
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