Hope everyone is well, and was able to catch a little of the Olympics! (One of my favorite Olympic moments above...)
I've been very busy with work the last month, so I used what time I had to purchase, prep & plan the next steps. Here's a little of the results...
Was able to get more work done on the ceiling. This has been a very time consuming part of the process. From sealing the backsides to cutting the wood to fit, pre-drilling, measuring, measuring again, and one more time, to fitting the different insulation pieces, to cutting & applying the putty tape, vapor barrier-ing each section, and finally clear staining & then several coats of the hard shell. It's been fun though! It's 85% complete.
Burlap sacks with cool logo/designs...I found some I liked, and I'll get to the way I'm going to use them later, since it's more of an interior design thing. Etsy...love Etsy lol
Had originally thought I'd use the pine from the ceilings for the walls as well, but decided to go a different direction. I'm instead going with these rolled/slatted bamboo sheets. Ordered them, really like the quality. Really cool, rustic look and feel as well.
Have been looking at what to use for the wood burning stove enclosure. Brick? Stone? Light? Dark? Hard wood? It's a work in progress, and still trying to figure it out.
The old batteries. Centennial D's. Nearly killed myself lifting them up into my Jeep. They are evil! �� I ordered two Odyssey 31's (AGM's). I liked that they are sealed, they are powerful as the D's, no water to fill, and the warranty is great. I've had Odyssey's on my bikes before, and they're pretty impressive. Pricier than the D's, but after a lot of consideration, and reading here, I went with them. I hope I made the right call.
To safeguard the investment of the new batteries, I bought this battery tender. Can even use it on my bikes, and will fully recharge batteries if they're depleted. Shuts off when battery is topped off.
Came to a really fun design change, which I'll detail more later, but it has to do with the bath tub/shower, and how a radical shift will open up a LOT more room in the bus! Super excited.
The three colors of bamboo wall paneling I was looking at, and where it will go. I chose the lightest shade on the left...
The cedar ceiling panels going in! Loving the look, almost wish I'd done the whole bus in it!