How Do I Build a Truck Bed Storage Drawer?

Truck bed storage drawers provide a great way to keep your cargo organized and secure while on the road. Whether you are a contractor, outdoorsman, or recreational vehicle enthusiast, having a truck bed storage drawer can make your job easier and save you time. Building your own truck bed storage drawer is relatively easy and can be done with basic tools and materials.

Step 1: Gather the necessary materials for the project, such as wood screws, wood glue, wood pieces for panels, hinges, door handles, drawer slides, and other hardware items. You may also need sandpaper, paint or stain for the finished product.

Step 2: Measure and cut the wood pieces for your truck bed storage drawer according to your desired size and shape. Make sure to account for space needed for the drawer slides when measuring so that they fit correctly in place when installed in the truck bed.

Step 3: Assemble the drawer by attaching each of the pieces together with wood screws or glue. Make sure to use clamps to hold everything together securely while you work on it. If using wood glue, make sure to allow it to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Step 4: Install the drawer slides onto your truck bed storage drawer according to manufacturer’s instructions. The slides will allow you to easily slide in and out of the drawers once they are installed in place.

Step 5: Attach the door handles and hinges onto your storage drawer so that you can open and close it easily when needed. Make sure that all of these pieces fit correctly before you attach them permanently with screws or glue.

Step 6: Finish off your truck bed storage drawer by sanding down any rough edges and applying paint or stain if desired. This will help protect your investment from wear over time while also adding a touch of style to your vehicle’s interior décor.


With some basic tools and materials, building a truck bed storage drawer is a relatively simple project that can be completed in an afternoon or two depending on how complex you want it to be. With careful planning and attention to detail throughout each step of building process, you can create an attractive addition that will add value and convenience to any vehicle.

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Karen Watkins