How Do You Make Truck Bed Drawers?

Making your own truck bed drawers is a great way to make use of the available storage space in your pickup truck. It’s an easy project that doesn’t require much in terms of materials or tools. With just a few basic supplies, you can build custom drawers to fit your truck bed and carry all of your gear with ease.

The first step in making truck bed drawers is to measure the bed of your truck and decide on the size and number of drawers you want. You’ll also need to determine the height you want for each drawer, as this will determine how much material you need for the sides and back panel. Once you have these measurements, it’s time to head out to the hardware store and purchase the necessary supplies.

You’ll need some 1/2 inch plywood for the sides and back panel, as well as some wood screws, hinges, handles, and drawer slides. Make sure all of these pieces are cut to size according to your measurements before beginning assembly. You may also want to pick up some glue or caulk for additional reinforcement if desired.

Once you have all of the materials ready, it’s time to start constructing the drawers. Begin by attaching two pieces of plywood together with screws at each corner.

These will form the sides of each drawer. Next, attach two pieces together for the back panel using screws or glue. Finally, attach both pieces together using screws or glue.

Once all three pieces are attached together with screws or glue, it’s time to attach them to the bottom of your truck bed using hinges or bolts. Make sure they are securely attached before moving on to the next step.

Next, it’s time to install the drawer slides into each side panel so that they will slide open easily when needed. Secure them with screws and make sure they’re tight so that they don’t come loose over time.

Finally, install handles on each side so that they are easy to grab when opening and closing the drawers.

The final step is optional but recommended: adding a coat of paint or sealant over everything will help protect it from moisture damage over time.

Making truck bed drawers is an easy project that doesn’t require too much in terms of materials or tools. With just a few basic supplies and some patience, you can create custom-sized drawers that fit perfectly in your pickup truck and provide plenty of extra storage space for all your gear.


In conclusion, making truck bed drawers is a relatively simple project that can be done at home with minimal supplies and tools needed. By measuring out your desired size and number of drawers beforehand, gathering all necessary materials from a hardware store such as plywood, screws, hinges, handles, drawer slides; assembling them together; attaching them securely to your truck bed; installing slides into each side panel; adding handles for easier access; along with an optional coat of paint or sealant; you can create custom-sized drawers perfect for storing all kinds of gear in any size pickup truck.

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James Gardner