If you own a truck, chances are you need to make use of the space in the bed for storage. You may be looking for an easy way to keep your tools, camping gear or just about anything else secure and organized. One of the best solutions for creating a storage space in your truck bed is to build your own truck bed drawers.
Building your own truck bed drawers will require some basic materials like wood, screws, nails and various hardware items like drawer slides. You’ll also need basic tools like a saw, drill and screwdriver.
The type of wood you choose is important; it should be strong enough to support the weight of whatever is stored inside the drawers. Plywood is generally considered to be the best choice as it is strong and relatively inexpensive.
Before you start building your drawers, it’s important to plan out how they will fit in your truck bed. You’ll need to measure the length and width of the bed so that you know what size drawers you can build. It’s also a good idea to consider how much weight you intend to store in each drawer so that you can choose the right type of slides for them.
Once you have all of your materials gathered and have planned out where each drawer will fit in the truck bed, it’s time to start building! Start by cutting out pieces of plywood that are slightly larger than each drawer opening; these will form the sides, back and bottom of each drawer. Once those pieces are cut out, attach them together using screws or nails and then attach them to the side rails using more screws or nails.
Next, attach some drawer slides onto one side rail; these will allow each drawer to slide in and out easily when loaded with items. Once those are attached, add some handles or knobs onto each side so that they can be opened easily when needed. Finally, add some dividers into each drawer if desired so that items can be kept separate from one another while being stored in the drawers.
Creating your own truck bed drawers may seem like an intimidating task at first glance but with some simple materials and planning beforehand it can actually be quite simple! With just a few basic tools and materials you can create a secure storage space in your truck without having to spend money on expensive pre-made systems!