A blog by Henry Lockett about CGI, doing up a van and web development, amongst other things. Soon to be living in London.

Racking Furniture

I'm no carpenter, so rather than putting together some wobbly wooden structures, I took the easy option and used some lightweight racking.

Published 22nd February 2018 by Henry

Racking is great for a van conversion as it’s lightweight and very strong. It’s also simple to build, requiring nothing but a mallet to assemble. I’m using some 30cm deep racking I had lying around for the shelving under the bed, and I’ve bought some 60cm deep racking for the kitchen units as these will need to accommodate a sink and domino hob.

The shelving under the bed needs to also provide support for the bed; another good reason to use racking. I cut the racking to the correct height but then had to disassemble and reassemble it in-situ as it is a tight fit. Now it’s in, it works really well but obviously doesn’t look great:

The bottom half of the racking is where the leisure battery and all the electrical gubbins will go, hence all the wires.

I added some plywood panels and cladding to make it look a bit nicer and to add a bit more stability. Finally I woodstained it to match the rest of the sauna.

The kitchen units went up in much the same way, although I will pretty these up after the back wall is in place, as I’m not completely sure what the final layout will be at this point.

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