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diy cedar bed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AIXguy, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Aug 22, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    AIXguy

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    After browsing around I didn't see any pics of anyone making there own truck bed/tonneau cover so I thought I'd show you what I did this weekend.

    I didn't want to pay for a tonneau cover. But I wanted a way to lock my valuables in the bed of the truck. I had already installed the tailgate power lock. I had some cedar tongue/groove planks left over from another project so I decided to make my own.

    First I took two 2" X 6" green treated boards and cut them to length for the cross members. Then I made a template for the right and left side of the bed and cut the boards accordingly. It took about 11 planks to cover the bed. After dry fitting everything together I decided that I should cut the bottom half of a 'groove' off of one of the boards in the middle so I could remove both halves easier. Then I put 3 coats of poly on both halves. Next I didn't want my stuff sliding up to the front where I couldn't reach it so I got some 3/4" X 3/4" aluminum angle stock so I could make a bracket on each side to hold a 2" X 6" board. I riveted the the brackets just in front of each cubby hole near the wheel well.

    I think it turned out pretty well. :)

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  2. Aug 22, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    teamfast

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    How easily does this come out. It sounds like your a tradesman, you didn't consider a toolbox?
     
  3. Aug 22, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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    View the build. Too much to list.
    Looks badass.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    Not a tradesman. I grew up on a farm so I'm used to messing with stuff and I like working with wood. A toolbox may be something to consider though.

    The top is in 2 halves (left/right) so you just lift out each half and then take out the 2 cross beams/boards.
     
  5. Aug 22, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Welcome to TW!
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  6. Aug 22, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    LUSETACO

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    I'm diggin the wood!
     
  7. Aug 22, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    ycart1201

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    nice idea.

    Nathan
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