Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: League City, Texas. A.K.A. Hurricane Alley
Assuming the van body is sealed up, no water leaks, which is usually the case, then typical construction grade pine, fir, etc... would be fine. Just make sure you are using well dried material that is split, twist, and knot free. A LOT will depend on what "Woodwork" you are referring to, and what sort of camper van interior layout you have. Pine is great for a lot of applications, but let's be honest here, it's not the prettiest stuff if it will be exposed. So the materials decision will be roughly the same as if you were building furniture or cabinets for the home. Painted or stained / oil finished?, Raised panel cabinet doors, solid panels? flat panels? Are you trying to repair / reproduce what was once factory done, like restoring an old Volkswagen Westfalia camper van? If so then knowing the model year would be helpful as well as the materials they used changed a LOT over the years.
So give us a bit more detailed info on what you are trying to accomplish and we can give you some more detailed help... Good luck with your project!