Cladding – Walls
We opted for the 8mm Tongue & Groove Cladding, purely out of necessity as I’m 6ft 4in. So pinching every last mm was vital to allow for me to stand up in the Sprinter! In an ideal situation, I would of loved to work with Cedar Cladding, but I could only source 16-18mm material which was just too thick for us 👎🏻 To begin, I started on the right hand side of the van, as the back portion is going to be covered with a wardrobe – thus allowing me to mask the joins behind closed doors.
I employed the method of fixing the cut cladding sheets together to effectively make one board and simply laid the ply liner on top and marked my scribes. (Being sure to run a level line through from the rear doors, so that the cladding will line through for aesthetics!
Once cut, I offered the cladding into position and fixed by drawing a square line down from the centres of each plyed ceiling rib, as I wanted a continuous straight line of fixings. Each cladding strip was carefully marked 15mm in from each end, to also be aesthetically pleasing 👌🏻 For the rest of the cladding I opted to start in the middle and work outwards, a board at a time. Fixing temporarily with a glue gun, while I made the fixings into the timber behind.
In summary, I think it’s turned out okay. I like that we’ve managed to avoid any visible joins, which makes for a aestheticly pleasing finish!
#vanlife #vanliving #selfbuild #vanlifeUK #vanlifediaries #vanlifeproject #cladding #homeiswhereyouparkit #homeonwheels #tinyhousemovement #conversion #vanconversion #livingsmall #offthegrid #projectvanlife #vanlifemovement #livesimply #camperconversion #diy #vanlifedreams #vanlifestyle #vanclan #optoutside #vanlifemagazine #sprinterconversion #sprintervan #instavan #vanbuild