Bed: We started the conversion at the rear of the bus which means the master bedroom. First we built out a frame for a queen size mattress with 2×4’s. The engine compartment is back there, that is why our bed is so high. Next, we Covered it with 1/2″ plywood. We made a door on the top for storage under the bed, as well as storage spots all around the bed frame. We also mounted the converter/inverter on the left side of the bed frame, since the emergency exit door is there it provides easy access.
Cabinets: For the cabinets over the bed we started with a shelf. A piece of plywood 3/4″ thick from one side of the bus to the other, resting on the existing metal ledge, but also secured with L-brackets to the bus on the back. We then made a template for that curved roof with a piece of the insulation foam board, and cut out the front piece of the cabinet with the same 3/4″ plywood. Next we screwed in more L-brackets holding the face to the shelf . We used the cut outs from the front for the cabinet doors, sanding them down a bit so there would be clearance. Lastly, we stained everything and added hardware.