Truck bed storage system adds more storage capacity to your truck box and can be hung over the cab of the truck or rest behind. Building your own truck bed rack can offer numerous benefits, but it also poses some challenges. A homemade truck bed rack can be built to the width and length specifications tailored. And can also be placed based on your personal needs and preferences. The construction of a truck case shelf only requires basic tools and parts, such as a drill, wooden rods, screws and cotters, and is often cheaper than buying a prefabricated unit.
The construction of a bed frame of the homemade truck basically involves cutting four pieces of wood with a miter saw to a size that is equal to the width of the bed of the truck. Equally spaced holes are drilled in two boards for the wooden rods, which are then secured with wood screws. And held in place with cotton pins. The other two plates are screwed on each side of the rods to complete the plot. Two 2-by-4s are used to fix the frame on both sides of the truck bed.
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Homemade truck bed racks cannot offer the same weight load capacity as a high strength prefabricated shelf. Any crack in the wood can cause the rack to fail. Resulting in possible damage to the loading platform or truck supported.