For one day only, we were extremely lucky to host Phil's dad, Sylvain. What an amazing treat!! He drove all the way from Sherbrooke, Quebec to help us construct our interior walls and got them all framed in a single afternoon -- something we figured would have taken us 3 days and would have been half as nice.
We have 7 interior walls enclosing our utility closet, toilet room, shower, pantry, and fridge. Sylvain, a contractor by trade, came up with what we consider a revolutionary plan by using 1.5" metal track framing studs. Everything we had seen on the internet had people attaching small pieces of wood to the ceiling where the studs would be going up. Before Sylvain, we made a sample interior wall copying this and looking back now it was rather comical thinking copying what we had seen would actually hold up a sturdy wall.
The best part of Sylvain coming to visit I think was Phil getting to be with his family a little bit. He's been so great to come and share my home while we work on this project and I know he was very excited to get a chance to see his dad and share this experience with him as well.
Thank you for all your hard work the other day with us, coming all of that way, and really transforming our bus. You did so much work, and we are so grateful! Safe journey home and please join us anytime!
3/14/2020 10:25:19 am
I was wondering when someone would start using metal studs. Why didn't you use all metal studs for framing?
4/10/2020 08:46:42 am
We went with the wood framing for cost and ease of availability. It ended up being the better option for winter, the metal aspects of the bus sweat a lot from the heating and cooling and that ended up causing other moisture problems.
4/5/2020 02:18:40 pm
love the wood i wise i could do the too but doing all rest in pine . thank u for wall beams idea. keep busing.....
4/10/2020 08:47:37 am
Thanks for checking out the site!
GUILLERMO R LAGO
6/10/2021 06:15:28 am
You might be able to cover the curvy ceiling with cuts to the wood.
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