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I decided I wanted to make a custom seating arrangement for my 79′ VW Baywindow Van, So I took out the two rear bench seats and built an L-shaped/wrap around bench seat which would double as a storage compartment to keep the van tidy.
I have kept the preexisting backrest for the most rear bench seat, as it is on a hinge that allows it to fold flat turning the back area into a sleeping surface. So I planned much of my design to utilize that.
In the video you can see I am building the frame using 2″x2″ wood boards. After building the frame, I faced it with 3/4″ thick plywood and painted it all black. I used piano hinges to make the benches open so they can be used for storage. I will most likely do a follow up video showing the finished product. I am in the process of sewing together all the fabric I bought to make my cushions/mattress.
Music Credit: Coyote Kisses – This is How You Know