The walls just sort of fell into place.
The first thing I did was decide what the purpose of the walls would be for. I knew that I wanted a closet to hang things in. I knew that I wanted a countertop to work on and for storage underneath. I also knew that I wanted a wall behind the driver’s seat to protect me from potential flying objects while driving.
Because of the horizontal and vertical bow in the Ford’s walls, I had to make templates for the walls first. I created and cut these out of large pieces of cardboard – easier to make edits when done with paper product rather than wood. Once the templates were made, I traced them onto the 1/2-inch birch plywood and cut them out with a hand saw. I needed to smooth and round out the edges with sand paper, then prime and paint them, then attach the walls with L-brackets to the walls.
Unlike a carpenter, and more like the artist that I am, I decided that L-brackets were fine, because once the walls and counter tops were in place, everything would be holding everything else together.
The counter top was about 6-feet long and 18-inches wide. I added some molding around the outer edges to create a lip. I was considering adding some sort of table top material like formica or even just mat-board that would sit inside the lip, but the lip was mostly there to keep things from rolling off the counter.
The closet wall and the counter wall that were next to the bed loft were screwed into loft frame, adding a lot of support for the bed. These walls were added in both the front of the loft and the back.