Truck Box and Topper

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Project by SandyK posted 1803 days ago 2315 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The box locks down to the truck. It has small storage compartments on each end. The topper slides into two log braces and hinges open if I need to haul something tall, or can easily be removed. A wood dowel holds it up if necessary. Bungies hold it down. I made this about 5 years ago, and has been refinished twice. Not bad for cheap pine and Minnesota weather. It is about on it’s last leg though…....but it served it’s purpose, to keep the snow from piling up in the box. Next time I’ll use cedar or tamarack.

-- Sandy, Minnesota,

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#1 posted 1803 days ago

neat… how about teak? (yeah, a bit pricey…)

I wouldn’t have thought wood at all and just go with typical commercial product. Well done.

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#2 posted 1803 days ago

Me too I suggest teak. Then when you are not driving your truck you park it near your deck and thorw a patio set on it. Instant deck extension. LOL

I also think 5 years out of pine is pretty good. What finish did you use?

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#3 posted 1803 days ago

Well done, everyone in Lake Wobegon must be proud!

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#4 posted 1802 days ago

Good idea for the truck.

Nice work

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#5 posted 1802 days ago

Nice work

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#6 posted 1533 days ago

The bed of that truck needs some dents and scratches…

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#7 posted 1307 days ago

Very nice , I like.

-- What I can do with a piece of wood and mine or your imagination.

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