Building a Headliner

The is the heavy piece of wood in my van. It’s a 1 x 6 x 10 so it won’t affect gas mileage.

I used drop ceiling wire to get the strange shape of my van’s ceiling. Ceiling wire is flexible enough to bend with the hands and stiff enough to hold its shape.

Mounting

I mounted the drivers side of the headliner to the spice rack.

I used a tent pole (temporarily) for holding the curtain.
The passenger side of the headliner has a 1 x 2 mounted to the 3/4 inch plywood floor.
The passenger side of the headliner has a 1 x 2 mounted to the 3/4 inch plywood floor.

The finished work of the 1 x 2 includes a 3 way switch to control the kitchen light, decorated with my lovely Walmart adhesive carpet tile (works wonders with Velcro).

Now we add a shelf.

The bottom of the shelf will be 5 inches.
This is the passenger side post. Notice the switch. From the bedroom view (of the tiny office).
Headliner from the bedroom/tiny office
Kitchen light switch 1 or 2.
This is one of two switches that control the lighting above the kitchen sink/stove
The switch next to the digital display is the other switch.

Having a switch at the back and front of the van works really well, especially when I wake up in the middle of the night and need to make a snack run. I can turn the light on in the bedroom or tiny office, then turn the light off as I leave the van.

The kitchen lights

I’m really proud of this kitchen., especially the lighting.

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