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Old 12-28-2019, 06:07 PM   #1
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Household furniture

So due to many reasons, I wish to incorporate as much current furniture as i can. I will bolt things down.. is there a reason people just build directly into the skoolie? I have bed frames, dressers, end tables etc that I dnt want to leave behind in a storage. They were bought for me as a gift recently so I cannot just sell them off.
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Old 12-28-2019, 06:12 PM   #2
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The main 2 reasons I can thing of is securement, and space constraints. Also, household furniture usually isn't secured against door or drawer opening when moving or going around a corner. And you may find your existing furniture might not quite fit into the space you end up having to work with. Building it yourself, you can adjust dimensions to fit.
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So due to many reasons, I wish to incorporate as much current furniture as i can. I will bolt things down.. is there a reason people just build directly into the skoolie? I have bed frames, dressers, end tables etc that I dnt want to leave behind in a storage. They were bought for me as a gift recently so I cannot just sell them off.
My bus is built using antique household furniture. if I couldn't have antiques I wouldn't want to go.

Everything need to be secured multiple times, and in every direction. All my furniture is bolted to the floor, the ceiling, and the wall. Every few weeks, I check all connectors to make sure everything is still solid.

Here'a a picture of my interior, though the glider in the back wa sonly there temporarily and I no longer have the murphy bed. It's been replaces with a futon on a frame which I secure with a e track and a strap when not in use. You don't of course need to get all fancy like this but I like fancy so that's what I did.
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The main 2 reasons I can thing of is securement, and space constraints. Also, household furniture usually isn't secured against door or drawer opening when moving or going around a corner. And you may find your existing furniture might not quite fit into the space you end up having to work with. Building it yourself, you can adjust dimensions to fit.
These are great reasons to build instead of incorporating furniture, however all are manageable. For example I travel with yardsticks through the drawer handles and have never had a drawer open in transit.
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My bus is built using antique household furniture. if I couldn't have antiques I wouldn't want to go.

Everything need to be secured multiple times, and in every direction. All my furniture is bolted to the floor, the ceiling, and the wall. Every few weeks, I check all connectors to make sure everything is still solid.

Here'a a picture of my interior, though the glider in the back wa sonly there temporarily and I no longer have the murphy bed. It's been replaces with a futon on a frame which I secure with a e track and a strap when not in use. You don't of course need to get all fancy like this but I like fancy so that's what I did.

Very cool! Well I dont have antique lol but I have light weight loft type beds for my twins and I just think less it more. I see some builds with entire rooms covered in wood for the bunks .. I'll secure them to floor and walls and theres so much space for their toys under. Theres actually space for my king bed to go under their beds if I needed. So yup I think it's just like buying cabinets from ikea just secure them to frame.. I'll do same w furniture
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I also have a bus with furniture inside. I bought this furniture myself and decided to build such an interior in my Sprinter, because my family loves to travel. Now I'm still in the process of decorating the interior, but when it's ready, I'll share it with you. I always dreamed of such a car for traveling, but it seemed to me that it was too expensive, and it was too difficult to do, but now that I see that my dream has almost come true, I understand that in this life nothing is impossible, the main desire is to be and everything else is done. Who wants to carry out such a dream, then go to the online platform getcustomblanket.com with many shops where you will also find furniture for the interior of the bus.
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