Truck Tailgate Bench DIY Picks Up Your Old Pickup

Is your old truck practically a member of the family?  Don’t say goodbye.  Upcycle it into a DIY Truck Tailgate Bench and you’ll be sittin’ pretty in your old Chevy!

Let’s face it, people get attached to their cars.  And don’t even try to tear a man away from his trusted pickup truck.  But what if it’s on its last legs and he refuses to send it to truck heaven?  Now, you have a way to preserve his beloved truck and get a charming garden bench out of the deal.



Check out Addicted 2 DIY‘s step-by-step on how she created this one of a kind showpiece.  She’s one talented lady who really knows her way around a power tool.  Her instructions are pretty straightforward, so if you or someone you love has some woodworking skills, you can pull this off too!




Here’s your supply list to make your own Truck Tailgate Bench:

  • 2 – 4×4 @ 8′ long
  • 2 – 2×4 @ 8′ long
  • 3 – 1×6 @ 6′ long
  • 1 – 1×4 @ 6′ long
  • 2×6 @ 8′ long
  • kreg jig
  • 2 1/2″ pocket screws
  • brad nailer
  • 1 1/2″ brad nails
  • wood glue
  • 2 1/2″ deck screws
  • miter saw
  • jigsaw
  • 2″ lag bolts
  • washers
  • 2″ angle brackets
  • Tailgate

Visit Addicted 2 DIY for the “how she did it”.


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