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Homemade Toolbox

has anyone attempted to build their own truck tool box made from plywood? alot of the loggers around here build them for their crew buses, but yeah. let me know! pics would be great!
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Theres a few members on here that have built some.
Came out pretty good!
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My grandfather built a "utility" box you could call it for his Sierra. About 4ft(w) x 3ft(d) x 3ft(h), make of 1/2" ply and 1/2" x 1" support in all the seams, very strong and rugged. Sealed and painted in and out, dual locking shackles on the door and has held up fine for 10 years. Mainly used to hold the spare, gas can, coolant, oil and dirtbiking gear.

If you're willing to spend the time on finishing and detailing it I think it could turn out great and be plenty strong.
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Just buy a used one.
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Ya, I would like to see some also. I want to make one for under the tonneau.
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Here in WA I wouldn't make a box out of wood and toss it in the truck... definately spend some decent time finishing it... and make sure you take care of it...
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Here in WA I wouldn't make a box out of wood and toss it in the truck... definately spend some decent time finishing it... and make sure you take care of it...
I wouldn't do it anywhere without actually finishing it. Home made boxes generally look like crap IMO. One guy on here made a really cool one, though.

Check out craigslist. I see tool boxes for sale on there all the time.
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Many years ago I built a plywood utility box for my truck. It turned out to be a big waste as I stored it in my toolshed for about 10 years and all the tools inside got rusted out. Yes it got water damaged and had to be thrown out. It was heavy, expensive, time consuming to build, and I am light years better off with my current aluminum toolbox made by Kobalt and sold at Lowe's.
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I wouldn't waste time building one out of wood. You can get Aluminum one though, but I just bought one of these: Tractor Supply Co. 44 in. Toolbox - 1090993 | Tractor Supply Company

My grandpa has had one of years, holds a bunch of crap, mine is only half full I need to find more stuff to put in it lol
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yeah i dont want an aluminum one, i need a summer project, and that falls into that. yeah, finish is a big deal here in WA, so i will be sure to put deck finsh on it.
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i remember when you did that, thanks man, was it very difficult?
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i remember when you did that, thanks man, was it very difficult?
i wasnt the one that built it. just linked that way
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oh whoops, its still a nice box lol
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Looks good jeff. Hows it holding up?
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im kinda having second thoughts about it because too always see c-list posts but i need a project for the summer, something ranger related
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yeah i dont want an aluminum one, i need a summer project, and that falls into that. yeah, finish is a big deal here in WA, so i will be sure to put deck finsh on it.
Why wouldn't you want an aluminum one? They are lightweight, durable, don't rust as fast as steel, won't rot like wood will, and they are CHEAP!

Sure, you could probably build a bigger box for your truck then getting a used one off craigslist, and it would probably be about the same price, but I think I would rather do something different for a summer project then build a tool box.
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yeah i will agree with you on that, but until you meet me you will find that i would rather build something myself first, i dont know why, my dad is the same way, he built a wood center console box for his chevy luv one time. but i need a summer project so i dont go insane over summer. idk what to do
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I made my own a few month ago and put a thread on it if you wanna see

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...n-toolbox.html
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nice man, i like it
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Why wouldn't you want an aluminum one? They are lightweight, durable, don't rust as fast as steel, won't rot like wood will, and they are CHEAP!

Sure, you could probably build a bigger box for your truck then getting a used one off craigslist, and it would probably be about the same price, but I think I would rather do something different for a summer project then build a tool box.
Aluminum doesn't rust at all...
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haha, good job pointing that out lol
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Aluminum doesn't rust at all...
It does dependant upon the percentage of alloy of other materials. It can rust, however usually just surface rust.
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yeah i have never seen that but totaly beleivable.
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