Anyone who has had the idea of buying a van for the purpose of converting it is willing to sacrifice precious hours of sleep. Because let’s be real: a camp bed is not a hotel bed. If you are ready to face stiff necks, waking up to mosquitoes and shivering in your sleep every now and then, we have a few solutions. Here are ideas for building a railing for your van bed!
Using tinktube materials, it is possible to build several types of furniture. The malleability of our products will allow you to create many DIY projects that will lead to the van of your dreams.
1. Railing for double bed
Why put pillows on the floor when you can fix the problem at the source? You can build this type of DIY bed railing, just using the tubes and connectors that can be found on our online store. Follow these instructions to get a better idea of what materials to purchase.
2. Guardrail for loft bed
Who said it was hard to convert a van? Childish, this project is accessible to anyone. Using tinktube’s tubes and two plastic caps, it is possible to construct a loft bed railing. You can do this project yourself or outsource it to your big teen!
3. Guardrail and ladder for bunk beds
If you’ve got a trio of kiddos, you already know that you have to be resourceful when it comes to fitting people in your van. This structure, on three steps, allows the kids to fall asleep without arguing (we hope so, anyway)! Complete this project by building a guardrail and a safe ladder using galvanized tinktube tubing.
4. Galvanized tube bed railing
Using our materials, you can build a bed railing similar to the example we are showing you. We recommend that you use our galvanized tubes to achieve an elegant industrial look!
5. Removable bed for van
When it comes to converting a van, the biggest challenge you’ll face is lack of space (and maybe your stepdad, who thinks he’s better than you).
Anyway, to save space, we suggest you build a removable bed base, which can be suspended from the ceiling. To complete this ingenious project, you can use 92 “white tubing, a set of chrome metal connectors, and a tube cutter.
7. Sofa bed for van
Using tubes and connectors, you can build a bed frame for a converted van. Just choose a wood or melamine surface and add a mattress. If that’s not the quintessence of luxury, what else can it be? You can get inspiration from the sofa bed that Karine and Élaine built for their van!
8. DIY railings in tubes
In this case, the DIYers did not overthink when they built the railings for their van bed. They built a railing with three galvanized tubes, which they fixed with rounded connectors and attached to the wall with structural anchors.
9. Children’s bed frame
When you have specific needs, especially when converting a minivan, you are better off looking for materials that offer flexibility and creativity. This hanging bed is proof that you can do just about any project with our tinktube materials!
10. Curtain rod for camp beds
Some privacy, please! You can use tubes to create a curtain rod. Very easy to do, this project will allow children to play video games all night long!
Do you have a van conversion project in mind?
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