How Do You Build a Truck Bed Deck?

Building a deck in the back of a truck is an easy way to add a nice, flat surface for carrying cargo. A homemade truck bed deck can be made out of a variety of materials and can be customized to fit any size truck. This guide will provide you with the steps and tips to build a sturdy truck bed deck.

Step 1: Measure your Truck Bed
Before you get started, you need to measure your truck bed. Take measurements of the length and width of the truck bed so that you know how much material you will need for the deck.

Also measure from the floor of the bed up to where you want your deck to sit. This will help determine how thick your wood or other material needs to be.

Step 2: Gather Your Materials
Once you have your measurements, it’s time to gather materials. For this project, you will need wood boards, screws, lumber glue or epoxy, and sealant or paint. You can use any type of wood such as pine or plywood depending on how much weight you plan on carrying on the deck.

Step 3: Cut Your Boards
Using your measurements as a guide, cut your wood boards according to size. Make sure that each board is cut evenly so that they fit together nicely when assembling them.

Step 4: Assemble Your Deck

Once all the boards are cut to size, lay them out in the pattern that you want for your deck.

Use lumber glue or epoxy between each board for added strength and stability. Secure each board with screws every few inches around the perimeter.

Step 5: Install Supports

For extra support for your deck, install supports along all four sides using screws. These supports should be installed at regular intervals along each side.

Step 6: Apply Sealant or Paint

To protect your homemade truck bed deck from weather damage and wear, apply sealant or paint over it once it is assembled. Let it dry overnight before placing any cargo onto it.


Building a truck bed deck is an easy project that anyone can do with just some basic materials and tools. With careful measuring and cutting of materials, assembling the pieces together with glue and screws, installing supports for added stability, and applying a sealant or paint for protection against weather damage and wear – building a sturdy truck bed deck is possible!

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James Gardner