How Do You Make a Wooden Bed for a Truck?

Making a wooden bed for a truck is a great way to customize your vehicle and add more storage space. It’s also relatively easy to do, and the end result will be something you can be proud of.

The first step is to decide on the size of the bed you want. Measure the length and width of your truck bed, then determine how much space you want to add. You may want to make the bed bigger than your truck bed so that it can accommodate larger items or even passengers.

Once you know the size of your wooden bed, it’s time to select the wood. You’ll need two 8-foot-long boards for each side of the bed and two 6-foot-long boards for each end of the bed.

Make sure to buy hardwood such as oak or maple so that it can hold up to wear and tear over time.

Once you have all your materials, use a saw and drill to cut out holes in each board for attaching them together. Then, use screws and bolts to attach them together into a frame shape that matches the size of your truck bed.

Once your frame is complete, it’s time to attach it onto your truck bed using nuts and bolts or other hardware. Make sure everything is secure before moving on.

Next, lay down a layer of plywood over the frame before attaching any mattress or cushioning material on top. This will help keep moisture out while also providing an extra layer of protection against wear and tear.

Finally, choose any mattress or cushioning material that fits with your desired aesthetic; there are many options available including foam mattresses, memory foam mattresses, air mattresses, futons, etc.

By following these steps, you’ll have a sturdy custom-made wooden bed for your truck in no time! It will provide extra storage space and look great in any setting.


With some basic tools and materials, anyone can make their own custom wooden bed for their truck. It’s an easy process that takes less than an afternoon – all that’s needed is some wood boards, screws or bolts, nuts or bolts hardware, plywood sheets, cushioning material such as foam mattresses or air mattresses – plus some elbow grease! The end result will be something you can be proud of – a beautiful wooden bed with plenty of storage space that fits perfectly with any desired aesthetic!

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Susan Delgado