Truck Box and Topper

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Project by SandyK posted 09-11-2009 05:45 PM 2539 views 8 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 09-11-2009 06:17 PM

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 09-11-2009 08:26 PM

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 09-11-2009 08:39 PM

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 09-12-2009 03:12 PM

Good idea for the truck.

Nice work

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#5 posted 09-13-2009 03:57 AM

Nice work

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#6 posted 06-08-2010 10:04 PM

The bed of that truck needs some dents and scratches…

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#7 posted 01-21-2011 02:12 AM

Very nice , I like.

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

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