Dick didn't bother sketching out the bed's design first; he had it in his head. He and Koos chose wooden trim (because many traditional English cars use it), so they used Maranti wood, a Malaysian hardwood commonly used for joinery in marine applications. To build the bed, Dick enlisted his neighbor, a carpenter. It is designed to provide easy access to a forklift, since Koos sometimes has to transport pallets loaded with beverages. For large volume or wide loads, he can also take off the panels. The latches can be found on all kinds of industrial trailers.