Post up your drawer/storage system

200 series DIY build

I just completed a drawer build for my 200-series. I have zero wood working experience and this thread was super helpful. I originally had planned on doing a setup with hinged wings but decided against it to simplify the design to my skill level.

Carcass and drawers are 1/2" birch, top is 3/4". Note the HPDE "slides:





Outer height is about 10" to keep my fridge low but also give me the option to sleep on it:



The finish is matte gray, hand-hammer texture. The handles are from an outdoor gate kit. I trimmed the top with an aluminum threshold and an indoor / outdoor mat that I glued down with 3M super 77:











 
Has anyone built (or is there documentation somewhere) a truck bed drawer that is weatherproof (exposed to elements) and made out of wood/mdo?
I want to build one similar to TruckVault but would love to get some ideas before I dive in.

So far, I am thinking the following:
* LxWxH: 6x4x1
* 3/8 or 1/2 MDO for outside shell
* 72 inch Accuride sliders for the 2 drawers.
* carpeted drawers
* Bedlined exterior.



Thanks.
 

MCX

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The Titan rear drawers seem like a great value - Titan Rear Drawers. They have different sizes, too. Unfortunately, I contacted the company (4WD Supacentre) and they don't ship to the US and I can't seem to locate a different distributor. The price and features are great, so I'd be very interested in getting a set for my Xterra.
 
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Has anyone built (or is there documentation somewhere) a truck bed drawer that is weatherproof (exposed to elements) and made out of wood/mdo?
I want to build one similar to TruckVault but would love to get some ideas before I dive in.

So far, I am thinking the following:
* LxWxH: 6x4x1
* 3/8 or 1/2 MDO for outside shell
* 72 inch Accuride sliders for the 2 drawers.
* carpeted drawers
* Bedlined exterior.



Thanks.
Yeah, built mine with 3/4" plywood and covered it with Deck Restore 10x by Rustoleum. Cheaper and easier than bedliner, but looks the same. I didn't use the Restore thick roller, just a medium sized paint roller. Covered the top with flex seal, but will be removing that because I like the 10x better.
 
Yeah, built mine with 3/4" plywood and covered it with Deck Restore 10x by Rustoleum. Cheaper and easier than bedliner, but looks the same. I didn't use the Restore thick roller, just a medium sized paint roller. Covered the top with flex seal, but will be removing that because I like the 10x better.
Nice. Have you had any issues with water intrusion?
 
The Titan rear drawers seem like a great value - Titan Rear Drawers. They have different sizes, too. Unfortunately, I contacted the company (4WD Supacentre) and they don't ship to the US and I can't seem to locate a different distributor. The price and features are great, so I'd be very interested in getting a set for my Xterra.
I bought a similar drawer set up, I think some distributors in the US have them as "van cargo drawer", probably not as robust as those Titans, but I have had no problems throwing my yeti cooler fully loaded on top, and heavy oilfield parts.
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Here is mine! I was tired of digging for gear and having my boxes slide around in the back of the truck. This worked out really well. Built myself a rear storage setup.

I ended up building the whole thing out of 5/8" plywood and used some free southco latches from work, and 100lb drawer slides from rockwell hardware and bolted it to the floor using 3/8" unistrut inset mounts. All in it cost me $80ish dollars and works well. I still need to build a sleeping setup as well build the small side storage compartments using some free hinge material and leftover wood.











 
@Corey How do the drawers mount to the plate exactly? Do you drill into the plate and mount drawers where ever you want or is the plate pre-drilled and you place the drawers to fit the plate holes?

Phase II s complete on my new Goose Gear cargobox.
I added in the FJ Cruiser plate system yesterday that secures the box to the deck of the rig.
http://forum.expeditionportal.com/t...erland-amp-daily-driver?p=2396363#post2396363

Phase III will be the addition of a Tembo Tusk fridge slide to put the new chuckbox on.
I also have the modular tiedown rings that go in the grooves on top of the box, but have not added then yet.
They will be useful for lashing down stuff on top.







 
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