How Do You Make a Bed Out of a Truck Bed?

Making a bed out of a truck bed is an excellent way to save space and make more room in your vehicle. It’s also a great way to get a comfortable night’s sleep while out camping or on the road. Fortunately, it’s relatively easy to do, and all that is required is some basic tools and supplies.

First, you will need to purchase some foam padding. Ideally, this should be high-density foam so that it can provide plenty of support for when you are sleeping. Be sure to measure your truck bed so that you know how much foam padding to purchase.

You can then use either adhesive or batting to attach the foam padding to the truck bed. Make sure that it is secured firmly in place and that there are no gaps or crevices between the foam and the bed itself. If you are using adhesive, be sure to read the directions on the package carefully before applying.

Next, find some material for making a mattress cover. This can be anything from cotton sheets to quilted fabric depending on what you prefer. Be sure to measure your foam padding so that you know how much material you need for your mattress cover.

Then it’s time to make the mattress cover itself. You can either sew it yourself using a sewing machine or have it done professionally at a tailor shop. Once again, be sure that all measurements are correct so that your mattress cover fits snugly around your foam padding.

Finally, add any additional features such as pillows or blankets if desired. Then place the mattress onto your truck bed and enjoy your new mobile sleeping space!


Making a bed out of a truck bed is an easy and affordable way to save space and get more comfortable nights of sleep while camping or on the road. With just some basic tools and supplies, anyone can create their own personalized sleeping area for their truck quickly and easily!

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Susan Delgado