We Finally Named Our Bus – S04E45

Returning from a sunny vacation, we eased ourselves back into the bus build during some freezing cold winter temperatures.

We bought our kitchen cabinets from KLËARVŪE Cabinetry® at Menards, however we had to custom make our upper kitchen cabinets in order to fit the curve of the ceiling. 

We built cabinet 1 (of 3) much like our upper cabinets above our murphy bed .  We used the Flexible Curve Template Woodworking Tool to cut the side frame of the cabinet into the curve from the wall to ceiling.  By creating the basic frame of the cabinet first, we could screw the frame into the metal beams of the bus and our wood furring strips.  After it was well secured to the bus, we added the face and doors (coming in a future episode).

We bought our doors from KLËARVŪE to match the lower cabinets and designed our cabinets around the door sizes available.

Inspired by the island of Eleuthera, we felt compelled to name our bus Eleutheria (Greek term for freedom). 

Our bus/home is a place of refuge for us that offers us the freedom to live on our own terms, the freedom to live off grid and the freedom to travel. We found a piece of driftwood on the beach, took it home and painted the name “Eleutheria” on it which we will proudly display inside the bus and be reminded of the island. 


Up Next
We build our other 2 kitchen cabinets including our rev-a-shelf pantry.

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Flexible Curve Template Woodworking Tool
Each segment can be adjusted and locked independently as required.

Maximum bend-ability allows for a wide array of replicable shapes and it works well to create templates for furniture/cabinets that are built into the curve of a bus/skoolie/van. It is 37" long.


By Mela & Don

Mela and Don are sharing their journey as they make conscious decisions to live a more healthy, environmentally friendly life together.

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