How Do I Make a Dump Bed for a Truck?

Making a dump bed for a truck is a great way to increase the utility of your truck. Adding a dump bed can help you haul heavier loads and make tasks like landscaping easier.

It can also be used to transport materials such as dirt, mulch, and rock. Building a dump bed for your truck is not difficult and can be done with common tools and materials.

Step 1: First, you need to measure the length of your truck’s bed. You will use this measurement when cutting the wood for your dump bed.

Step 2: Cut two pieces of wood that match the length of your truck’s bed, plus an additional foot for each side. These will be used as side supports for the dump bed.

Step 3: Cut two more pieces of wood to match the width of your truck’s bed plus an additional foot. These will be used as front and back support beams.

Step 4: Cut four more pieces of wood that are two feet long and two inches wide. These will be used as corner braces.

Step 5: Secure all the pieces together using screws or nails. Make sure to securely attach them so that they don’t come apart when you’re using the dump bed.

Step 6: Secure hinges to one end of the front support beam and attach them to the side supports at the other end. This will allow you to open up one side of your dump bed when needed.


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Stephen Dunn