As I continued this crazy van project I recalled building the bed platform for my Honda Element last year. The neighborhood ACE Hardware staff cut the wood I needed. I provided cardboard templates and they were gracious in cutting most of the pieces! This van project however had much more wood to be cut, so ACE Hardware staff continued to be helpful with smaller supplies and answering my numerous questions, but no wood cutting. Fortunately for me, my neighbor offered his power saw! Yeah! Only a few pieces of wood to cut with my hand saw.
I bought a pair of saw horses, an electric screwdriver, refreshed my memory on how best to use the power saw when cutting wood on saw horses, and always wore my safety glasses when working with all of the power tools. Sawing, drilling and screwing were the activities to get the bicycle fork onto the sliding portion of the set-up. Photos are below. The bicycle area is done!
I also appreciated the many days when a sandwich was made for me by my partner and a surprise popcorn snack! Yum! And thank you!