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If you've got a camper shell for your truck, you probably noticed that the area atop the wheel wells are under-utilized. Since I had leftover materials from some of my Ikea furniture (30" bed slats), and random wood planks I didn't want to throw in the fire place, I decided to re-use them to make a shelf with storage underneath. I consider this my dedicated B.O.V. makeshift pantry.

This is how I did it...

A caveat: actual measurements are lacking because many trucks come in many different sizes... and to be honest, I actually did a lot of eyeballing for this one; ahaHAH! :D

Step 1: Materials

-Bed slats
-Siding materials
-Drywall screws

Tools:
-Saw
-Drill
-Phillips head driver or bit

My side panels are 14" tall, and 8" deep (to reach just the inside edge of my wheel well). I used a jigsaw to remove the cutouts on the bottom back edge of the shelf. This was done to compensate for the wheel well protruding beyond 30" (which is the measure of my bed slats).
<p>This looks like something I could do with my E250 High top van... Nice!</p>

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