We have been home since mid-March. Our pandemic projects include sour dough bread making, teaching home school, and continuing work on our Sprinter camper. CD’s progress with the Sprinter has been the most successful of the three.
Roof rails are installed, LED lights are wired to a dimmer switch, cedar tongue and groove is in place, and two new cabinets are ready to be filled.
Writing guides for each of this projects will take a me a bit of time but while I work on that, CD offered his top 5 tips for our diving into a Sprinter camper project.
1. Accept gaps in wood spacing or make custom pieces.
CD chose to custom cut each piece of wood. Time was not of the essence.
2. Realize that your Sprinter is not square.
No matter how square things start out, your van is not square.
3. Create things with wiggle room.
Plan on fine adjustments and be flexible.
4. Consider both your ideal end product and your acceptable end product.
Decide which of these you are working towards.
5. Be honest about your timelines.
Realize that your acceptable product will likely take as long you thought your ideal product would. Set out to make your ideal product and you may end up with your good enough one. If you are set on your ideal product, plan to increase your time spent ten fold and have plenty of extra wood on hand.
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