Thinking about turning your truck bed into something special for you and your family? Well, there are many different ideas that could change your normal bed into a custom truck bed for exciting new uses. Here are the top 10 customer truck beds we’ve seen, and why we think they would make a good addition to your pick up.
For those who want to find a storage solution for things that you need to take with you often, building drawers in the back of the truck could be your best option. With room for two large drawers that come with dividers for smaller objects, you can carry tools, equipment, or travel gear with you wherever you go.
Using wood to make the drawers will keep the project simple and easy to do, and you will also be able to customize the look of the drawers. Add bright color, or keep it the color of the truck to blend in. You can even add stickers or patterns to it.
Custom Camping Mattress
Does your family take camping trips frequently? Well, if you are not a fan of sleeping on the ground outside, then why not build a custom camping mattress that fits in the bed of your truck? This will keep you comfortable and off the cold ground during the winter months. You can cut memory foam to fit the shape of the truck bed for a luxurious camping experience.
How to Do It
You will not need very much to get this project done, and if you choose to use memory foam, you will make the project even easier. Memory foam is easy to cut, and you can do so with a simple bread knife. Measure the bed of the truck and you can simply cut the mattress to fit.
Are you and your family ready to hit the road and go on an adventure? Then having a truck bed that turns into the perfect camping area will make your truck adventure-ready at any time. With a bed space for sleeping, a working sink and cabinet, and spaces to plug in and hold your phone, you can have all you need whenever you are ready to hit the road.
Mad Max Road Warrior
Do you want to be ready for just about anything on the road? Then turn your truck bed into a Mad Max Road Warrior vehicle by adding a metal container to the bed of your truck. With room to keep equipment, or hide out in case of an apocalypse, you will be ready for whatever comes your way. With this space, you can also have extra tires in the back as well as equipment tied to the top of the metal container.
Get Into the Style
If you are a fan of the Mad Max style, then go all out. Add some spikes, flags, or industrial piping to make it look like it came right out of the movie. Or, add some props that look like they were part of the movie to the sides and back to give it a post-apocalyptic feel.
Repurposed Bar Top
Tailgating and camping both have one thing in common: they are great places to crack open a cold beer or mix a cool cocktail. If you are a fan of mixology, or just having a few beers and cold glasses around, then take a bar top and repurpose it in your truck bed. With a space big enough for a small bar area, you can have a portable bar for you and your friends.
Quick and Easy Pool
During the summer, having a movable pool to take wherever you go is a great option to have on the road. Whether you are camping or just traveling to see a family who does not have a pool, you can use some tarps and a hose to turn your truck bed into a pool. Just take a tarp and cover the entire truck bed and fill it up. You will have an almost-instant pool for those hot days.
Keep some deflated pool floaties in the back at all times so you can blow them up and use them when you fill-up the bed with water. Your kids would love a pizza slice or donut floaty as they play in the water. Plus, pool noodles can be easily cut to make smaller versions that will work for the shorter pool size.
Grillmaster Custom Needs
Camping or tailgating is great to do during the summer, and if you are someone who loves to grill, then making a custom grilling area in your truck bed will get a lot of use. With a pull-out drawer that will hold a grill, utensils, spices, marinades, and even paper towels for clean-up, you will have all you need in one small space. Keep some pots and pans in the back and you will have a complete kitchen on wheels.
Outdoor Cab Seats
Add extra seating for use at drive-ins, for stargazing, or even a day at the beach, and you can have cab seats in the back for the perfect view. With these seats, you can easily attach them to the bed of the truck and even have seat belts for them. These can work for extra seating whenever you need, and give a cool new look to your pickup.
Caddy in the Cab
Although truck beds are great for large items, smaller ones tend to get knocked over and roll around. Prevent this from happening by making a caddy for your cab. Create it out of wood and make dividers to hold smaller items in place while you move. You can attach it using deck screws – you’ll have the perfect storage solution.
These caddies are perfect for transporting plants and pots. These will likely tip over without some support, so place these in the caddy for easy transport. You can make the dividers movable to hold larger items like bags of dirt or manure too.
Taking long road trips or camping in areas with lots of sun can get tiring when you do not have a place to relax and get away from the heat. Well, if you put a hammock in the back of your truck bed, you will have a portable relaxation area with you at all times. Even in areas where there are no trees to tie it to, you can lay out in the back and take a nap or work on your tan.
Schedule a Consultation with Rob’s Shop
If you want to have a custom truck bed that works perfectly for you and your family, but you need help with the project, then give Rob’s Customs and Restoration a call to schedule a consultation. Together we can figure out how to make our dream truck bed a reality!