Breathtaking DIY Dump Truck Bed

DIY Dump Truck Bed
DIY Dump Truck Bed

Here’s an interesting project for those of you who are thinking of building a kid’s bed.

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09/26/2022 12:12 am GMT

The project builder wanted to make a bed for his three-year-old son so his little sister could have the son’s crib. The result is this fabulously detailed dump truck bed equipped with a dashboard, from where you can control the headlights, turn signals, caution lights, and horns. It also has a steering wheel and a fully functional door.

DIY Dump Truck Bed - Working Lights

What are the materials needed to build a dump truck bed?

A twin-sized mattress fits in this cool bed giving plenty of growing space and room for you to sneak in for a cuddle as well!

Would your kids love this project?


  • 2 sheets – ¾” Laminated Particle Board
  • 2 sheets – ½” MDF
  • 3.5 sheets – ¾” MDF
  • 2 sheets – 5/8” MDF
  • 2 sets – Handicap Hinges
  • 24 pieces – 14-20 T Nuts
  • 2 ½” diameter Aluminum Rod
  • 8 3” ¼-20 Wood Bolts
  • 16 1” ¼-20 Wood Bolts
  • 4 1 ½” ¼-20 Wood Bolts
  • 1 box – 1” Wood Screws
  • 1 box – 1 1/2 “ Wood Screws
  • 1 gallon – Safety Yellow Paint
  • 1 quart – Black Paint
  • 1 quart – Silver Paint
  • 1 gallon – Primer
  • 2 spray cans – Primmer
  • 2 spray cans – Black Tool Dip
  • Steering Wheel
  • Lights, Switches, Wire, Power Supply
  • Hub Caps
  • Horn/Buzzer


  • Circular Saw
  • Router
  • Reciprocating Saw
  • Belt Sander
  • Hand Sander
  • Drill
  • Paint Brush/Roller
  • Table Saw (optional)
  • Chop Saw (optional)
  • Nail Gun (optional)
  • Paint Sprayer (optional)
  • Respirator /Dust Mask – when cutting MDF
  • Safety Glasses

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Thanks to djmccray for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here

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