Newbie looking for quality resources for first van build

Hi, I’m planning on building my first van out and want to soak up as much quality info as possible. scouring this forum is on my list. if anyone has any good thread recommendation’s ill take them.
topics I’m wondering about
-bed frame (how to save space and not use 2x4)
-second row of seating (what kind of seats are out there)
-appliance recommendations
also best practice, i am a carpenter, I’m a stickler for quality work. i want to do it right the first time.
thanks for any information.

Hi several good sites. This site, Faroutride, engineers who van life, explorist


I just got turned to explorist by a friend. I’ll check those other sources out. Thankyou.