Chase Lawler works as an “honest handyman providing top-notch service at an affordable price.”
He’s based out of San Francisco and builds custom furniture, installs molding and tile, paints, does drywall, and…builds a cool custom wooden camper.
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Chase liked his design so much, that he’s offering to build it for others as well.
Chase Lawler taking a rare break from work.
He will build and install this same camper on your truck for only $880.
Chase describes why he built his camper,
I wanted a wooden camper, but couldn’t find anyone who made or sold them, so I made my own. They’re a great looking alternative to metal or fiberglass.
This camper is great for unexpected weather and harsh conditions as wood is a natural insulator. Now I find festivals, surfing, skiing and exploring the coast with my family is so much easier and safer. A full sized mattress fits inside, lots of pillows and all your gear. I hesitate to point out that it works extremely well as a “truck rack” with tie-down hooks and a flat roof. I’ve stacked large furniture and full sized lumber on it for years.
So whether you are a green tradesman, a weekend camper, or you just want better aerodynamics/mileage from your pick-up, this is a great “organic” option. Each piece of the shell is pre-sealed with waterproof polyurethane, then I add dual access doors, plexiglass windows, hinges, bolts, and locks.
Take a look at Chase’s build:
Photos via Zaarly
Other homemade truck camper designs:
- Well-insulated DIY truck camper on a Mitsubishi L200 diesel pickup truck
- Larger, all-wood camper with a wood stove
- Unique, space-saving drawer system in a pickup truck camper
- Converted vintage pickup with a huge air conditioner and lots of other gadgets
- Homemade toy hauler with an old truck camper mounted on the back