After making our countertops in our friend Richard’s woodworking shop, we brought our countertops back to the bus to do the finishing touches.
We didn’t make our final length cuts until we were in the bus. This way we could dry fit it and cut it exactly to size. We also cut out holes behind the sink for the faucet, soap dispenser and our ACUVA Water Purifier Spout.
We originally thought we were just going to use a Berkey Water filter in the bus, but after 2 years of using it in our house we decided ACUVA was a better option for the bus. While the Berkey works well it is cumbersome, takes up a lot of space, we hated the cleaning process (which needs to happen every 6 weeks minimum), it is easy to overfill it (there is no way to see from the outside if you are overfilling) and the water just leaks out. After flooding our kitchen twice we decided to go another way.
Why we switched to the ACUVA Arrow 5 UV-LED Water Purifier:
Pre Staining Prepwork:
Rubio Monocoat is very durable as it was made for floors, but being food safe it also makes an excellent countertop stain. It does require some maintenance after a few years (depending on how well you take care of it over the years) and they do over some products help with keeping your wood looking amazing for years to come.
We used the Walnut color on our Ash wood countertops and we could not be more thrilled with the outcome. It brings out all the natural beauty in the grain of the wood and accentuates the variety of colors. This is definitely our favorite stain so far in this build and we will be using it again!
We install our TV lift which lifts up out of our countertop.
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The Arrow 5 is the highest capacity purification system which we will be using in our Bus Conversion. The Arrow 5 can eliminate up to 99.9999% of viruses and bacteria while also handling heavy metals like lead, chromium and more.
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