Ok, so we’ve all had a bad experience trying to put together IKEA furniture, BUT, it sure beats the effort of building your own furniture from scratch or spending a fortune on something fancy you can buy at a furniture store. Van Lab’s DIY kits are similar — you don’t have to go through all the trouble of a DIY van build, OR spend tons of money on a professional to do it for you.
The birch pieces come to you — pre-cut — with instructions. All you need are a couple of power drills to put it all together, and it could be done in about 3 hours (but let’s be honest, probably a full day with a bit of cursing trying to find the right piece). They even have an option that includes electrical wiring so you can have a luxury battery for charging phones and laptops.
Right now they have kits for three van models — the Nissan NV 200; Chevy City Express; and the Ford Transit LWB — but are working on additional kits for other popular vans. Take a look at the pictures below, and get details on their website here.
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Van Lab DIY Kits Starting at $3.9K
This is an easy way to outfit a van FAST!
The flip-up table is super handy.
You can paint or stain the birch to your preferred finish.
You add the cushions later.
They cut out holes for your sink/fridge/wiring.
The cushions form a bed when it’s time.
Everything has a sleek Scandinavian vibe.
You can become a digital nomad at last.
All screws, hinges, etc. are included.
The larger van kit has space for a queen bed.
This person painted their cabinets blue.
Pretty much endless possibilities!
- Small model starts $3,999 (no electrical included); Large model tops out at $8,795 with electrical included
- Bed: King Single – 1.05m wide
- Fridge/Cooler capacity: Up to 21L thermoelectric cooler / fridge
- Water Storage: Capacity for 50L water storage under the sink
- Universal faucet hole has been cut, compatible with most models
- Integrated Wiring Loom includes:
- Switches wiring
- Fuse board
- Circuit breakers for protection
- Voltage Sensitive Relay (VSR) for charging
- Voltage readouts
- 2 Double USB Chargers
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