This video shows the design of the bed platform.
Products seen in this video:
Bed Mattress https://amzn.to/3CY75IA
I was worried about ordering a mattress online. Its a big deal having a comfortable mattress in the van. No need to worry, this was an excellent mattress. At the time we purchase there were almost 100,000 reviews. So, it was worth a try. We are very happy with this purchase – excellent product and price!
Bed Rails – I purchased my bed rails from IKEA. These steel rails are expandable. So, they will fit any design width.- https://bit.ly/3qbc5CT
Wood Slats – I also purchased the wood slats from IKEA. See my bed design video for more information. https://bit.ly/3oBJGWo
After completing this video I realize that I do not need the nylon strap holding the wood slats together. Also, I expect I wont need all of the wood slats! Note: in a later video you will see that I seal each wood slat with Spar Varnish to avoid mold/moisture.