6 wood finishes for your campervan conversion

Wood finishes for your campervan

At Love Campers, we specialise in beautifully designed campervan conversions… and one thing we absolutely adore is a natural wooden interior in a van. High-quality, wood finishes for your campervan can create a lovely, natural feel for your new home on wheels!

However, with so many options available, finding the right wood and finishing products can be a confusing task. Woodworking is one of the expertise skills needed for a van conversion, and our team apply their carpentry and design knowledge to create campervan interiors that look and feel premium in quality.

Our wooden van interiors can be handcrafted to the design and finish of your choice. This blog post will cover all the different types of woodwork finish we can offer you, complete with photograph examples of our previous work. 

We build our furniture from either or both a hardwood un-laminated furniture board, or solid pine wood, finished in a variety of different styles.  We tend only to use solid hardwoods as worktops, as otherwise your van would be too heavy.  The solid pine and ply can be stained to match any hardwood you like.  

Below are examples of a few of our different campervan designs which feature different wooden finishes. If you don’t see the exact style you’re after don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to describe the kind of thing you’d like – we’re here to help you create your perfect bespoke van! 😊

If you have any photographs or mood boards to show us we’d be more than happy to take a look at those. Researching other people’s campervans or tiny house builds is a great way to get inspired. 

So without further ado, here are our top wooden campervan finishes to ignite your van-life passions!

1) Woodwork finish:
“Oak, Pine with a Cherry finish”

Love Campers. November 2020. Photo by Jamie Marshall www.lovecampers.co.uk

Campervan interior overview

  • Work surface – 25mm solid oak 
  • Ceiling – pine with cherry stain
  • Cupboards – pine with cherry stain.

The woodwork finish on our Black Mitsubishi Delica (which is currently for sale!) features work surfaces made from 25mm solid oak. The ceiling is made from tongue and groove cladding in pine with a cherry wood stain. The cabinets are also made from pine with a cherry wood stain.

2) Woodwork finish:
“Antique Oak”

Campervan interior overview

  • Work surface – 40mm solid oak
  • Cupboards – solid pine with French oak stain 
  • Flooring – forbo oak 

The wood finish of this campervan conversion is part of our distinctive Love Camper design style: ‘Atlantis’. All the work surfaces you can see in this photo are made from oak. The cupboards are pine with an Antique Oak stain. The flooring is from our expert suppliers Forbo, featuring their antique finish. 

3) Woodwork finish:
“Natural Pine”

Campervan interior overview

  • Work surfaces – 25mm solid oak
  • Cupboards & shelves – pine with a natural stain 

This woodwork finish is part of our ever-popular ‘Islay’ campervan style – an official Love Camper design. It features natural pine throughout and has a light and airy feel. This bespoke campervan was personalised for the customer with slabs of wood featuring waney, natural edges. It was then fitted with contrasting black clasps to add detail against the pale pine.

All our vans can can be tailor-made to fulfil your #vanlife dreams, so if you have any specific additions in mind please let us know

4) Woodwork finish:
“Natural bamboo”

Campervan interior overview

  • Work surfaces -12mm bamboo
  • Cupboards, drawers and table – poplar ply with a natural stain 

This camper, an NC500 conversion, is fitted out with bamboo work surfaces and cabinets in poplar ply with the grain of the wood running throughout.  As you can see in the photos the custom cupboards and drawers are designed with rounded edges and sliding mechanisms, and are all finished with shiny latches to keep them firmly closed when on the road! 

If you’d like to learn more about incorporating personalisation into your perfect campervan you can speak to our team – they’ll be delighted to work with you on the creative design process.

 5) Woodwork finish:
“Oak and Ply”

  • Love Campers Mandalay Conversion - Cooker
  • Love Campers Mandalay Conversion - Kitchen

Campervan interior overview

  • All works surfaces and cabinets – oak

The custom conversion of this VW Caddy features beautiful oak wood throughout with a treated ply finish. The characteristic grain of the oak wood can be seen on every surface which creates a beautiful organic look. A naturally warm colour wood, this is a great finish for a cosy atmosphere in your van. 

6) Woodwork finish
“Natural poplar ply with oak edging

Campervan interior overview

  • Natural poplar ply with variety of oil finishes

This camper is a VW Caddy converted in our Mandalay design- one of our classic micro conversions. As with all our designs the high quality hand-built furniture is sanded and treated with a natural wood style finish. This particular camper features natural poplar ply with oak edging and oak work surfaces throughout. Don’t forget that we can use a variety of different oils to give different tones to the wood. This camper includes a darker stain on certain areas to accentuate the woodwork detailing. 

A custom built campervan to suit your personality

We understand that a campervan is a large investment so you’ll want to make sure you are spending your money wisely on something that you absolutely love. Sometimes it can be hard to find precisely what we are looking for. That’s why, with a bespoke service from Love Campers, you can get creative and have the option to add the finishing touches that suit your exact needs.

If you like the look of a few of our vans above, but feel like mixing up the styles and materials, then don’t hold back (!) – we’d love to hear from you so we can help you make your dream become a reality. Our craftsmen will be on hand to help you to choose the most practical, durable and attractive wood finishes for your new campervan!

Are you planning a campervan conversion? Get in touch with us to request a consultation by emailing hello@lovecampers.co.uk

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