Build Your Own Truck Bed Rack: Free Step-by-Step Guide

Then, use the cut list to recreate your project. And if you’ve chosen to customize your truck bed rack, remember to adjust the cut list according to your own dimensions.

The cut list

Length (inch)
Length (centimeter)
265 3/4″167 cm
260″152.4 cm
252 1/2″133.35 cm
424 5/8″62.55 cm
421 7/8″55.56 cm

Remember, precision is key when creating your cut list. Measure twice, cut once! With your accurately cut steel pipes in hand, you’re now ready to move on to the assembling part of our free plan.

3. Use the plan below to build your project (the fun part)!

You know you’re ready to start building your DIY bed truck topper when all the pipes are cut and you’ve gathered all the connectors in one place. Use the plan below to place all the right connectors with the tubes in the right places.

Pro tip: Lay out and organize your components before you start assembling and take a moment to familiarize yourself with the different types of connectors and pipes you have. This will help you visualize the whole structure and ensure you have everything you need before diving into the assembly process!

truck bed rack free plan

Double-check and adjust:

After completing the initial assembly, take a step back and inspect your build. Check for any wobbling or unstable connections. Make any necessary adjustments to ensure a sturdy structure. It’s better to catch and fix any issues now than later!

Remember, this plan is only a starting point: feel comfortable making adjustments according to your specific dimensions and requirements. Building a custom truck topper rack should be an enjoyable experience, so don’t be afraid to adapt the materials and quantities to your vehicle.

4. Take charge of your custom truck bed rack and take the road

Now that you’ve completed the construction of your truck bed bike rack -or any other truck bed rack project, you can take the road with renewed confidence!

Lastly, if you’re feeling particularly proud of your bed truck rack (as you should be!), please share it with us: we absolutely love seeing the incredible projects our community creates. Send us pictures at [email protected], and as a token of our appreciation, we’ll send you a 10% promo code for your next order. It’s a small way for us to say thank you for being a part of the tinktube family and for embracing the spirit of DIY!

Arbor made by Ian

Arbor made by Ian

Ian built an arbor for his frontyard path.

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