Tool Box for my Ford Ranger

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Forum topic by Warren posted 02-05-2012 03:00 PM 1540 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-05-2012 03:00 PM

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Mornin all I have a question. Im building a tool box for the bed of my truck what kind of plywood would I need to finish the outside an what thickness should it be.

-- Warren, Cambridge,OH.

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#1 posted 02-05-2012 03:07 PM

Exterior grade “marine” plywood… Or “treated” plywood. The only plywood(s) I’d ever use for an exterior project.

As for thickness: exterior shell 3/4”. Interior shelves, drawers, pullout boxes etc., I’d use 1/2” to help reduce the weight.

A sliding box is a nice touch. It allows your box to slide out beyond your tailgate for easy two side access, and then pushes all the way back into the bed for security.

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#2 posted 02-05-2012 03:10 PM

Thanks for that info :) much appreceiated

-- Warren, Cambridge,OH.

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