I'm converting a (high roof, LWB) panel van into a camper, and want to use ply both for walls/ceiling/floor and for furniture.
What type (hardwood/softwood) and thicknesses should I use for:
- The walls
- 9mm soft (or 12mm so I could hang things off it if I decided to)?
- The ceiling
- Maybe 6mm or 9mm of soft? I really don't know.
- The floor
- 12mm of soft?
- A bed
- 12mm hard? Or is that overkill? Should I have it thicker for the slats than the support?
- A kitchen unit (sink & two hobs & maybe a microwave)
- 6mm? Don't know about type
My guesses might be totally off-base, I'm pretty new to woodworking and really know very little about what sort ply is appropriate for what function. Basically I want to keep cost and weight down without keeping them so far down that the wood will bow or break. If it's relevant, I'm hoping to have a wood burner in there (obviously not sitting directly on ply), so there might be fairly quick temperature variance.